Ben Davis


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  • 5 years ago

    Brazilian art-wizard Hélio Oiticica (1937 to 1980) was a rough contemporary of conceptual art, but his increasingly highly prized body of work has a funky magic all its own, well in evidence in Galerie Lelong's rare, spare presentation of t...

  • 5 years ago

    Lorraine O'Grady, a performance pioneer, is herself a character more interesting than almost any she could invent. Born in 1934 of mixed Caribbean and Irish background, she graduated from Wellesley in 1954, worked as a government economist, lived ...

  • 6 years ago

    The artist Keith Tyson is a gambling man. He will even admit, candidly, that he was once a gambling addict, and has been through therapy to shake the scourge. Famously, when he won the Turner Prize—Great Britain’s much-hyped, endlessly l...

  • 6 years ago

    Chino Amobi, currently offering a batch of candy-colored paintings at Williamsburg's Like the Spice Gallery, is one of those info-era artists whose works suggest a kind of Web-surfing aesthetic. Not just his art, though—his creative practice...

  • 6 years ago

    Back in the day, the Photo Department at MOMA considered '80s-style "photo-conceptualist" art by the likes of Cindy Sherman to be simply bad pictures. As a result, that influential work was first collected by the museum's "Painting and Sculpture" ...

  • 7 years ago

    Have you heard the tale of Fort Thunder? Formed in 1995, dispersed by developers in 2001, the Providence-based printmaking studio/party space/art collective has assumed a semi-mythical aura in creative circles since its demise. It began with four ...


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