1 day ago | Visual Arts
On the New Museum's lobby wall, high above the elevator bank, Raymond Pettibon has painted an inscription of sorts to be read by all who enter: "I have been rewriting 'that modern novel' I spoke of to you...On th' whole it is a failure, I think, t...
14 days ago | Visual Arts
Love it. Loathe it. Ignore it. Embrace it: It won't matter. The Whitney Biennial has long been an undeniable gale force in the unruly landscape of American art, and it's not about to give up its rightful place anytime soon. Since 1932, it's been t...
15 days ago | Visual Arts
"I'm dealing with the evolution of Western abstract painting," Jack Whitten explained to critic/historian Robert Storr on the occasion of his 2014 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. "I have to say that in all clarity, becau...
29 days ago | Visual Arts
Where does art belong? For a young artist living in New York in the 1950s, this was no small question. The city wasn't flush with galleries then as it is now, and those that were here — most uptown, many along 57th Street — couldn't afford to deal...
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1 month ago | Visual Arts
It's a withering irony of the human condition that decimation often lays the foundation for progress. In the early twentieth century, as it endured the ruinous repercussions of brutal and unrelenting political and ideological struggles, Russia als...