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Philip Guston’s Splenetic Drawings of Richard Nixon Arrive Just in Time
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. by R.C. Baker
Progressives everywhere were shattered: How was it possible that a demagogic, thin-skinned, petty — and c'mon, the man is a congenital liar! — how was it possible that this charlatan had been elected president of the United States o...
Rashid Johnson Explores Blackness and Invisibility
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10:15 a.m. by Ryan Lee Wong
If you enter "Fly Away," Rashid Johnson's new show at Hauser & Wirth, at the right moment, you will be drawn to the heart of the exhibition by the sound of a piano echoing through the vast space. After moving past several large-...
Master Baffler: How Philip Guston Gave Form to Doubt
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7 a.m. by R.C. Baker
"Paul Valery once said that a bad poem is one that vanishes into meaning," Philip Guston told an interviewer in 1966, adding, "In a painting in which this is a room, this is a chair, this is a head, the imagery does not exist — it v...
Heart on Canvas: Three Manhattan Shows, Three Politically Edgy Painters
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 4 a.m. by Christian Viveros-Faune
If all art is political, directly or indirectly, then our time is uniquely filled with breezy stuff that effortlessly plumps for the status quo. Still, there are artists who buck the funfair trends. Among these is an intergeneration...