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Critic's Notebook: On a Design Mission in Mississippi

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:47:28 GMT

An academic center designed by the firm Duvall Decker on the Tougaloo College campus on the northern edge of Jackson, Miss.An architectural firm’s soup-to-nuts approach is leaving an indelible imprint on poor, once-neglected corners in and around this state’s capital.

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Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:53:01 GMT

The National Museum of Iraq soon after it reopened, in March 2015.For this international event, the Iraq pavilion will this time feature ancient works never shown outside that country.

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Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:25:47 GMT

The sale of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s “Au Lit: Le Baiser” is at the center of a dispute.The debate about anonymity in art sales has intensified as some people wonder whether a lack of ownership transparency has invited criminal activity.

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Paris’s ‘Spider-Man’ Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Art Heist

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:48:38 GMT

Vjeran Tomic, in Paris on Monday. He had confessed to stealing five paintings during a predawn break-in at the Paris Museum of Modern Art in 2010.Vjeran Tomic stole five paintings from a museum in 2010; one of his accomplices was sentenced to seven years in prison and the other, six years.

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Friends No More? Jorge Pérez and Donald Trump

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:48:43 GMT

Jorge Pérez at his home in Miami with “Sin razón, sin aliento y sin nada,” by the Cuban artist Gabriel Cisneros.Who does Donald J. Trump call when he needs a wall? The luxury-condo king of Miami. But their relationship has seen better days.

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First, Emil Ferris Was Paralyzed. Then Her Book Got Lost at Sea.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:37:19 GMT

The artist Emil Ferris, who overcame West Nile virus on her way to writing and drawing her first graphic novel, “My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.”Ms. Ferris, whom Art Spiegelman calls “one of the most important comics artists of our time,” has just published her first graphic novel.

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Art Review: Cirque du Seurat at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:20:06 GMT

Georges Seurat’s “Circus Sideshow.”Scores of sideshow paintings portray a bustling society on the cusp of dramatic change in 19th-century France.

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Art Review: A Bumpy Journey From Havana to New York Ends at ‘Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje’

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:54:40 GMT

Kcho’s “Siempre Fue Verde,” part of the show “Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje,” at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.Although it claims to explore contemporary art in Cuba from the 1970s on, this show isn’t a representative survey. Wild and noisy are exactly what it is not.

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Show Us Your Wall: Calmer New York Living Through Minimalist Art

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:16:21 GMT

Nathalie de Gunzburg with Carl Andre’s “The Way East West (Uncarved Blocks),” center. Left to right in back: three sculptures by Louise Bourgeois, Dan Flavin’s “Untitled (Fondly to Helen).” Right, Glenn Ligon’s “Stranger #39.”Nathalie de Gunzburg, the chairwoman of the Dia Art Foundation’s board, talks about collecting works by Carl Andre, Louise Bourgeois, Sonia Delaunay and others.

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Jannis Kounellis, Leader in ’60s ‘Poor Art’ Movement, Dies at 80

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:28:45 GMT

Jannis Kounellis — in Milan, with one of his works — in 2014.The Greek-born Italian artist worked with materials of every description, including live parrots and cockroaches, ground coffee, doors, meat and more.

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Damien Hirst Alienated Collectors. Will His New Work Win Them Back?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:19:36 GMT

An image posted by the Pinault Collection in connection with its forthcoming Damien Hirst show in Venice.He made a splash with a $12 million shark. Now mystery surrounds the artist’s new work, to be unveiled in Venice in April.

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In Open Letter, 65 Writers and Artists Urge Trump to Reconsider Visa Ban

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:12:11 GMT

Zadie Smith and Patrick Stewart, two of the people who signed the letter.The letter, written by PEN America, reads in part: “Vibrant, open intercultural dialogue is indispensable in the fight against terror and oppression.”

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Warhol’s Death: Not So Simple, After All

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:13:02 GMT

Andy Warhol, in 1987.An operation may have seemed routine, but Dr. John Ryan, a medical historian and retired surgeon, said this was major surgery “in a very sick person.”

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Afropunk: Feeling Black Activism’s Joy, and Its Pain

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:54:46 GMT

An untitled work from Devin Allen’s “A Beautiful Ghetto” series at the Studio Museum in Harlem.As Black History Month winds down, events in Harlem explore the emotions of bearing witness, with music, art, film screenings, discussions and comedy.

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Sunday Routine: How Sara Friedlander of Christie’s Spends Her Sundays

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:00:01 GMT

Sara Friedlander holds her daughter, Lainie Gene Siegel, while waking up her husband at their home on the Upper West Side.Sara Friedlander, head of Postwar and Contemporary Art in New York at Christie’s, makes her infant daughter a priority on Sundays, dressing her up and taking her to restaurants and museums.

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Bill Cunningham’s Trademark Bicycle and Jacket Join the New-York Historical Society

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:44:33 GMT

Bill Cunningham, a longtime fashion photographer for The New York Times, bicycling to work in 2010. He died last June.The photographer’s library, equipment and ephemera have been donated to the museum, which will display them this spring.

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Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:44:52 GMT

Illustrations by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Spanish neuroscientist, from the book “The Beautiful Brain.” From left: A diagram suggesting how the eyes might transmit a unified picture of the world to the brain; a purkinje neuron from the human cerebellum; and a diagram showing the flow of information through the hippocampus in the brain.The illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, are featured in the new book “The Beautiful Brain.”

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:52:08 GMT

Daniel Gordon’s “Simple Fruit” (2016).Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:17:55 GMT

Lois Dodd’s oil-on-linen “Pond,” from 1962.Lois Dodd’s semiabstract landscape paintings, Minnie Evans’s plant-festooned faces, Ken Okiishi’s iPhone photographs turned video, and more.

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Wanderlust: Not All Scandinavian Design is Minimalist

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:33:11 GMT

Swedish design trends of the past — Gustavian gilt, the psychedelic patterns of Josef Frank and folksy Nordic touches — are warming up Stockholm.Stockholm’s ubiquitous, pared-back aesthetic is being defrosted — by an infusion of surprisingly colorful, lushly textured Old World design.

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Art Review: An Export From Sweden: Art Treasures Collected Abroad

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:23:54 GMT

“The Triumph of Venus” by François Boucher, one of the Rococo prizes in the collection on loan to the Morgan Library & Museum.The Morgan Library & Museum presents a showcase from Stockholm, although none of the drawings or paintings were created by Swedish artists.

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Works Stashed by Nazi-Era Art Dealer to Go on View in Switzerland and Germany

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:00:54 GMT

The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland is one of two museums that will show artworks from the collection of Cornelius Gurlitt. The other is the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany.The collection was hidden until the newsmagazine Focus reported on its discovery in 2013.

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Critic's Notebook: The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:40:02 GMT

The Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra, photographed by Louis Vignes in 1864. Fusing Roman and Syrian architectural styles, the temple was destroyed by ISIS militants in 2015.A digital exhibition features 18th-century etchings and 19th-century photographs of Palmyra and classical antiquities being leveled by ISIS militants.

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Nancy Spector Returns to Guggenheim, as Chief Curator and Artistic Director

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:00:01 GMT

Nancy SpectorMs. Spector would have a greater say at the Guggenheim in New York, and at the museum’s satellites in Bilbao and Venice.

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Celebrating Hélio Oiticica’s Prodigious Run

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:04:55 GMT

“Grupo Frente 24,” a 1955 piece by Hélio Oiticica.The exhibit “To Organize Delirium,” at the Art Institute of Chicago, features more than 200 works from this trailblazing Brazilian artist.

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