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‘A True Pioneer’: Friends and Colleagues Remember Linda Nochlin

Kathleen Gilje, Linda Nochlin in Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergere, 2005, oil on linen. COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST There’s no question that Linda Nochlin, who died this past weekend at…
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Holly Block, Executive Director of Bronx Museum of the Arts, Dies

Holly Block. ©2013 PETER SERLING Holly Block, the executive director of New York’s Bronx Museum of the Arts, died last night of cancer-related causes. As executive director of the Bronx…
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John Ashbery, Visionary Poet and Critic, Dies at 90

Ashbery. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS John Ashbery, whose inventive, freewheeling poetry changed the way readers and writers thought about language, and whose thoughtful art criticism appeared in the pages of ARTnews…
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Michael Zwack, Painter Initially Associated with the Pictures Generation, Dies at 67

Michael Zwack, in 2012, looking at his portrait by Robert Mapplethorpe. GRACE VILLAMIL Michael Zwack, a New York–based painter whose spiritually and emotionally engaged work was initially associated with the…
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Jack Tilton, Relentlessly Venturesome Art Dealer, Has Died

Tilton.COURTESY ADAA “Showing young artists isn’t a way to make a lot of money but I do it because I love art and it’s fun to help young artists,”…
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James Rosenquist, Who Channeled America’s Heady, Hollow Postwar Exuberance, Dies at 83

James Rosenquist, F-111, 1964.COURTESY MUSEUM OF MODERN ART In 1961, James Rosenquist decided to quit his job as a billboard painter in New York. It was time to focus…
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Reflections on Bachelard’s ‘Water and Dreams,’ for Dore Ashton

Ashton. David Levi Strauss presented the following piece at an event in honor of the art historian and critic Dore Ashton at the Cooper Union in New York on December 9, 2015. Ashton died on…
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Saloua Raouda Choucair, Pioneering Lebanese Painter and Sculptor, Dies at 100

Saloua Raouda Choucair, Composition With Pebbles, 1956–58.COURTESY CRG GALLERY Saloua Raouda Choucair, the trailblazing Lebanese artist whose richly colored abstract paintings and intricate, organically shaped sculptures in wood, clay, aluminum, and other…
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