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A Picasso Face-Off at Two Galleries

Friday, November 14, 2014

 Pace and Gagosian both have large exhibitions on the work of the Spanish master.

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A New York Artist Is Seeing the Light

Thursday, June 19, 2014

You’ve seen pictures, at least, of “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning,” the giant wall of blue paper tiles at the 9-11 Memorial Musuem. Now Spencer Finch is about to unveil a large-scale installation at the Morgan Library.

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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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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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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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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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Art Talk: Are Rockwell's Boy Scouts and Grandmas American Masterpieces?

Friday, November 08, 2013

He painted freckled boy scouts, sprightly grandmothers and little black girls walking into an all-white school. Norman Rockwell was the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, and served as America's unofficial "artist in chief." 

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Art Talk: Graffiti — Virtuosity or Vandalism?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Crime is low and rents are high in New York, but graffiti is back.

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Art Talk: Taking Pictures Inside Museums — Creative or Crass?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Museum-goers, be warned. If you try to take a photograph at the Magritte show at the Museum of Modern Art, or the Robert Indiana exhibit at the Whitney Museum, a uniformed guard will come rushing out and sternly instruct you: "No photographs!"

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Art Talk: What Does "LOVE" Have To Do With It?

Friday, September 27, 2013

There is no lack of paintings that show mountains or human figures. What's in this week? Paintings with words.

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Art Talk: What's Hot in the Fall Art Season? White Men

Thursday, September 12, 2013

"This is an art season that could make you think that the feminist movement never happened." 

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Art Talk: MoMA's Mea Culpa to Hopper and O'Keefe

Friday, August 09, 2013

Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keeffe are considered some of the best American artists of the 20th century. But it was not easy to find their work at the Museum of Modern Art. At least not until now.

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Art Talk: The Artist is Present, but in the South Bronx?

Friday, August 02, 2013

Like it or not, art often comes with the artist these days.

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Art Talk - Museum Lines: Popular or Painful?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Call it the most popular rain in town.

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Art Talk - Ken Price: Glowing Ceramic With Weird Holes

Friday, June 28, 2013

Some galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are featuring weird objects that look like glowing moon rocks...with strange holes.  They are courtesy of Ken Price, a ceramic sculptor from Los Angeles who died last year.

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Art Talk - Turrell at Guggenheim: Heroic or Disappointing?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Get ready for a summer of light. Literally. 

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Art Talk: Edward Hopper's Drawings Are... Boring

Friday, June 07, 2013

"If all you do is draw a figure realistically, we can get the same experience looking at a photograph," says Art critic Deborah Solomon. "We want something more. We want the artist to create a parallel universe, Hopper certainly did that."

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