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Deborah Solomon

Deborah Solomon is WNYC’s art critic and the author of several books, including American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell.

Deborah Solomon appears in the following:

Ai Weiwei's Provocative Art, Now in Brooklyn

Friday, April 18, 2014

Is he a great artist, or just a great social activist?

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Used and Abused: The Life of a Muse

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Many painting and sculpture masterpieces wouldn't exist if it weren't for a model who posed for hours, or even days. But life for these muses didn't always go well.

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Jasper Johns Shows His Regrets

Friday, March 21, 2014

American artists rarely express regret in their work, but a new show at MoMa featuring Jasper Johns, perhaps America's most celebrated living artist, grapples with darker material.

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Gauguin’s Prints Are Sexy, Too

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

A new show at MoMA highlights the French artist’s rarely-seen woodblock prints and woodcarvings.

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Art With A Stigma: Italian Futurism in NYC

Friday, February 21, 2014

The art movement has never before had a retrospective at an American museum, largely owing to its ties to Mussolini and the controversial views of its founder, who denounced museums, women, film and even pasta.

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A Chance to Paint the Museum's Walls

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Pawel Althamer's show at the New Museum includes a floor where the public is invited to draw with him.

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Queens Museum Gets Very Real With Homeless Art

Friday, February 07, 2014

A gallery at the Queens Museum is stocked with 22 bunk beds. That's where the audience sits for a performance by formerly homeless people about their experiences.

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A Black Photographer Looking for Her Way in

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A veteran American photographer is getting her first major museum retrospective. Carrie Mae Weems' work, now at the Guggenheim Museum, focuses mostly on issues facing African Americans, such as racism and personal identity.

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Degenerate Art: Hitler's War on Modernism

Friday, January 17, 2014

An upcoming museum exhibition and film remind us that German dictator Adolf Hitler declared a war on modern art, branding it as "degenerate," seizing it from private owners, and often selling it to help finance the Third Reich.

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MOCA Hires Dia Foundation's Phillipe Vergne

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Vergne is the second New York art leader in four years to be lured west by L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. WNYC's art critic Deborah Solomon says the pick was a complete surprise.

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Art Talk: The Four Art Shows to See Before the Year is Over

Friday, December 20, 2013

2013 was the year when New Yorkers stood in line for up to eight hours to go through a rainy, dark room. It was also the year when a painting of a tiny bird from the 1600's drew record crowds to a local museum. And when a famous rotunda was filled with anything but light.

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Art Talk: What Happens When the Art Dealer Steals the Show

Friday, December 13, 2013

Museums usually mount exhibits featuring one artist. Or a period in history. Or an art movement. But for the first time in its history, the Museum of Modern Art is devoting an exhibition to an art dealer. 

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Art Talk: New Yorkers Are Obsessed With This Teeny Tiny Bird

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanks to Donna Tartt's new novel, The Goldfinch, record crowds are flocking to the Frick Collection on the Upper East Side to see a small painting of a bird created almost 400 years ago.

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Open Phones: What Are You Waiting On Line For?

Friday, July 19, 2013

From the line for Cronuts to the line for MoMA's Rain Room, there's a lot of waiting going on this summer. What's the longest you've waited on a line (or in a line), and what's your limit? Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692, and tell us where you draw the line for lines. Art critic and WNYC contributor Deborah Solomon talks about what's worth waiting for in the New York art scene this summer. 

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Keeping Tabs on the Bankers

Monday, June 20, 2011

Deborah Solomon, financial policy writer for The Wall Street Journal, talks about delays in implementing  financial industry regulations and what impact they are likely to have on Wall Street profits.

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Housing Jump Start

Friday, December 05, 2008

Deborah Solomon, Wall Street Journal reporter, discusses the new Treasury Department plan to push down interest rates on long-term mortgages to jump start the housing market.

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