Art

Playboy in Marfa
The bunny invades the minimalist mecca
June 26, 2013

There is nowhere immune from the market and from the marketers, not even the middle of the desert.

The Neutralization of Chinese Art
The 'accepted rebels' at the Venice Biennale
June 24, 2013

Just how much artistic freedom does China allow?

Must-See Summer Art Shows
Three of New York's best
June 19, 2013

Three idiosyncratic exhibits at the Met, MoMA, and Neue Galerie

About that Rand Paul Cover Photo...
A Conversation with Platon
June 17, 2013

 An interview with Platon, who photographed this issue's cover with Rand Paul, discussing the experience, his art, plus various portraits throughout. 

Idealism and Blindness
Of flaking paint and blemishes
June 10, 2013

Many years ago, as I was leafing through a book in which I had no interest, I found one of the saddest stories in the world.

Michael Cardew: The Potter as Great Modern Artist
June 03, 2013

What might a heroic life in the world of traditional crafts have looked like during the twentieth century? The question almost seems absurd.

Jacques Callot's Line Sublime
An Artist's Two-Inch-Tall Creations Brought Printmaking to its Heights
May 23, 2013

“Princes & Paupers: The Art of Jacques Callot,” mounted at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, is a brave attempt to raise the profile of a sublime seventeenth-century printmaker.

Grow or Perish
How the art world Goliaths are crushing the Davids
May 20, 2013

The real news behind MoMA's plans for the American Folk Art Museum: If you do not grow—and grow big—you’re in big trouble. 

Frieze New York, a VIP Art Fair for Our Gilded Age
May 10, 2013

Against the godforsaken glamour of international art fairs.

The Sanitizing of a Junk-Art Genius
Claes Oldenburg gets an exhibit—and gets boring
April 26, 2013

Claes Oldenburg gets a museum exhibition—and gets boring

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