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T.J. Clark · Picasso and Tragedy

Picasso and Tragedy<p>T.J. Clark<p>There is a moment towards the end of <i>King Lear</i> – many readers and playgoers have found it almost unbearable – when the …

Libraries

The Opposite of a Muse

In the course of two decades, a medical secretary in Paris persuaded scores of renowned photographers to take her picture.<p>On the 25th of October, 2002, the Lebanese artist Fouad Elkoury wrote an e-mail to a woman he’d never met:<p>Thursday, 10h30, getting ready to get on the plane (I hate leaving), …

On Writing and Criticism: An Interview with Jerry Saltz

New York Magazine’s Senior Art Critic Jerry Saltz<b>-Interview by Donnie Boman and Amy Fusselman</b> <b><br>How do you decide what to write? Do you write by</b> …

Adam Phillips · Judas’ Gift: In Praise of Betrayal

Judas’ Gift<p>Adam Phillips<p>In 1965-66 the erstwhile folk singer Bob Dylan released a great trilogy of albums, <i>Bringing It All Back Home</i>, <i>Highway 61</i> …

From Singular Determinist Interventionism to Critical Pluralism – Reflections on Some Trends in Art Criticism Today

Art criticism today tends to revolve around a basic formula. It states a problem (say, consumer culture). It describes an art work (say, a video by …

In 1921, Man Ray’s Time Machine Was Set to 1970

Opinion<p>THE DAILY PIC: In MoMA's Dadaglobe show, a photo marries conceptualism and heavy-metal sculpture.<p>,<p><b>THE DAILY PIC</b> (#1587): Here’s the last of my …

Norm Macdonald, former SNL star, can be his own worst enemy. Or maybe he's a mad genius. Or both.

“I hate that table,” Macdonald says, glancing at a piece of furniture in his living room.<p>The table belonged to the late Sam Simon, famous for co-creating “The Simpsons” and becoming very rich in the process. Simon gave the table to Hoekstra, Macdonald’s producing partner. She put it there because …

Steve Bannon: This Man Is the Most Dangerous Political Operative in America

This Man Is the Most Dangerous Political Operative in America<p>Steve Bannon runs the new vast right-wing conspiracy—and he wants to take down both …

Bernie Sanders’s Struggle Continues

Bernie Sanders’s most admirable characteristic came to the fore last night, and it should not have surprised his most insistent supporters, some of whom chanted “Bernie!” so long and so loudly when he took the stage in Philadelphia that you wondered whether they’d allow the man himself to speak. In …

Why Were So Many Women Excluded from the History of Abstract Expressionism?

Welcome back to the Hyperallergic Podcast. In our latest episode, we continue on our mission to bring you playful, serious, and radical perspectives …

The Oppressive Gospel of ‘Minimalism’

It has become an ostentatious ritual of consumerist self-sacrifice; people who have it all now seem to prefer having nothing at all. And, as with watching birds or going Paleo, talking about the material purge is just as important as actually doing it. So there are blog posts — in which you can see …

Minimalism

How To Be More Like Frida Kahlo, As Told By Frida Kahlo

In honor of the Mexican painter's birthday, some life advice from the icon herself.<p>Let’s face it: We all wish we could be Frida Kahlo. She was a feminist before her time, incorporated indigenous and national Mexican symbols into her art with complete authenticity, and kept up a passionate -- if …

The Formation of Georgia O’Keeffe

SANTA FE, NM — In 1916, Georgia O’Keeffe landed a job teaching art at West Texas State Normal College (now West Texas A&M) and moved to a town called …

Have a safe and happy 4th of July holiday weekend everybody! Crop of the George Washington statue I painted at Boston Gardens yesterday

The $3 Billion Family Art Feud

Greek shipping mogul Basil Goulandris and his wife, Elise, aren’t household names, but the 16-year family feud over their art collection could become the stuff of art-world legend<p>For half a century starting in the 1950s, Greek shipping mogul Basil Goulandris and his wife, Elise, lived in a manner …

Fine Art

Everything You Know About Modernism Is Wrong: 7 Canon-Busting Lessons from “Modern Art In America”

Everything you know is wrong. And the truth is perhaps more interesting.<p>The art historian <b>William C. Agee</b> released <i>Modern Art in America, 1908-1968</i> via</b> …

Art

Dallas’ Brookhollow Plaza: An interesting story of a gigantic failure

Complicating matters further was that fact that one of the supposed advantages of prefabrication was that various building systems —plumbing, …

Firefighters Give 100-Year-Old The Birthday Surprise Of Her Life

Happy birthday, Jeanette!<p>The look on her face said it all. Jeanette Carty, who turned 100 last Wednesday, appeared absolutely stunned and overjoyed when a crowd of local firefighters from the Norfolk Fire-Rescue showed up on her doorstep to wish her happy birthday.<p>But it wasn't only the sight of …

7 Quotes to Stop You from Worrying About Things You Can’t Control

<i>Letting go of control… and being OK with it.</i>That is one of the greatest struggles many of us deal with on a daily basis, myself included.Because …

Most people throw away tons of flowers after their wedding. She puts them back to work.

Shawn Chamberlain was tending the gardens at a hospice care facility one day when she noticed something unusual about one of the patients.<p>The woman, …

Allen B. West

5-year-old boy battling cancer proposes to his favorite nurse

Five-year-old Gideon took a leap of faith when he dropped down to one knee and asked his favorite nurse for her hand in marriage.<p>Well, hospital …

Cancer

Teenager brilliantly shows how to deal with bullies by fundraising off of them.

Dannie "Dee" McMillan was in study hall when she received a text that would bring many of us to tears.<p>The Texas teen learned that another student had …

The hidden history of Poland's post-war churches - CNN Style

Written by Hettie Judah, The Spaces<p>A new exhibition at London's Calvert 22 Foundation reveals the hidden story of Poland's extraordinary post-war churches.<p>Architects employed by state-run construction firms by day approached the design of these buildings as off-book passion projects, resulting in …

Is our greatest living artist sitting a little too comfortably? David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life, Royal Academy — review

David Hockney may have sprung to fame as a pop artist, but he has come to be regarded as the great champion of traditional artistic values. The Sixties wonder boy, now 78 and arguably Britain’s greatest living artist, bangs on endlessly about the value of drawing and hard observation. He has …

Ken Wood at beverly and and Peter Pranschke at fort gondo compound for the arts

<b>Each to Other</b>Encapsulating the strongest contradictions, both visually and metaphorically, Ken Wood’s elegant relief prints present themselves with a …

What really happened to Target Canada

Good morning! Here’s what’s on our radar at the moment:<p><b>What really happened to Target Canada</b><p>We all <i>think</i> we know the tragedy of Target Canada, the …