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DATE 4/21/2015

Jan Schoonhoven

DATE 4/21/2015

Hokusai

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Edward Weston: The Flame of Recognition

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Luke Stephenson: An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds

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Lina Bo Bardi: 100

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Celebrating Abraham Lincoln

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Lance Wyman: México

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Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art

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Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art

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Walker Art Center’s ‘International Pop’ Reviewed in the New York Times

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Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art

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In the News: Alice Neel Drawings and Watercolors 1927-1978

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Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art

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Dennis Feldman: Hollywood Boulevard

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Richard Kraft: Here Comes Kitty

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Robert Overby: Works 1969–1987

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Greg Reynolds: Jesus Days

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Robert Overby: Works 1969–1987

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Sophie Calle: Suite Vénitienne

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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

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Bookforum Reviews Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Now Must Forever Be My Friends

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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

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New York Times: The Latin Aesthetic, at Home on Any Horizon

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Pedro Reyes: The Permanent Revolution

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Cosmic Geometry

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The Birth of Rock and Roll

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Victor Moscoso: Psychedelic Drawings 1967-1982

DATE 3/22/2015

Masao Yamamoto: Small Things in Silence

DATE 3/20/2015

The Forever Now

DATE 3/20/2015

Mujercitos!

DATE 3/20/2015

James Mollison: Playground

DATE 3/20/2015

Victor Moscoso: Psychedelic Drawings Reviewed in NY Times

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Robert Adams: A Road Through Shore Pine

DATE 3/18/2015

Yves Saint Laurent's Studio: Mirror and Secrets

DATE 3/17/2015

Olaf Otto Becker: Reading the Landscape

DATE 3/14/2015

Modern Times: The Age of Photography

DATE 3/13/2015

Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman

DATE 3/13/2015

Thomas Ruff: Editions 1988–2014

DATE 3/12/2015

Laurie Simmons

DATE 3/10/2015

David Wojnarowicz: Brush Fires in the Social Landscape

DATE 3/10/2015

Ken Schles: Night Walk

DATE 3/9/2015

ARTBOOK INTERVIEW: Badlands' 'New Lovers' Erotica Author Wednesday Black

DATE 3/9/2015

James Mollison: Playground

DATE 3/8/2015

Marlene Dumas: Sweet Nothings

DATE 3/7/2015

Albert Maysles: 1926-2015

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Vern Blosum

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Jan Schoonhoven

DATE 4/21/2015

Jan Schoonhoven

In his introduction to David Zwirner Books' new monograph on Dutch artist Jan Schoonhoven (1914-1994), David Leiber writes, "From 1946 until his retirement in 1979, the Dutch artist and civil servant Jan Schoonhoven took the morning commuter train from his native Delft to The Hague, where he labored in the Department of Post, Telegraph, and Telephone. His wife packed his daily lunch of fried meatballs. Somehow Schoonhoven clung to the scaffolding of this everyday clerical routine and returned home nightly to his small kitchen table 'refreshed' and ready to work. There in Delft, a town known for its painters (Vermeer), pottery, and also breathtaking light, the artist crafted his signature sunken reliefs made from discarded cardboard boxes (usually packing for television sets) and sealed with unprinted newsprint and common white latex paint. As Rudi Fuchs wrote: 'Despite their minimal form and color there’s no boring monotony. Firstly, there is a sense of it being a manuscript, in which the handmade quality is almost tangible.'" Featured photograph, by Lothar Wolleh circa 1969, is reproduced from Jan Schoonhoven, which will be the subject of a talk between Leiber and Schoonhoven scholar Antoon Melissen at the New York Public Library this Wednesday, April 22 at 6PM.

Hokusai

DATE 4/21/2015

Hokusai

At last, Hokusai! Featured image, "The Falling Mist Waterfall at Mount Kurokami in Shimotsuke Province" (circa 1832), is reproduced from MFA Publications' wonderful catalog to the major new Hokusai show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, reviewed last week in the Boston Globe. Sebastian Smee writes, "Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) had everything you could want from an artistic genius, in any epoch, anywhere: a masterpiece as well-known as the Mona Lisa (in the form of “Under the Wave off Kanagawa,” a.k.a. “The Great Wave”), a glint of madness and mayhem in his eyes, even multiple pseudonyms. But beyond all this, and over and above his virtuosity, inventiveness, range, and infectious sense of mischief, what this artist most forcefully conveys is appetite."

Edward Weston: The Flame of Recognition

DATE 4/18/2015

Edward Weston: The Flame of Recognition

"Two Shells" (1927) is reproduced from Edward Weston: The Flame of Recognition, Aperture's fiftieth anniversary reissue of this classic volume by one of the giants of twentieth-century photography. In a July 25, 1927, entry in his daybook, made in Glendale, California, Weston writes, "I must take time to write about the reactions to my shell prints, as written by Tina [Modotti] from Mexico after showing them to several old acquaintances. First, to quote briefly the most salient remarks. 'My God Edward, your last photographs surely took my breath away. I feel speechless in front of them. What purity of vision. When I opened the package I couldn’t look at them very long, they stirred up all my innermost feelings so that I felt a physical pain… Edward—nothing before in art has affected me like these photographs. I cannot look at them long without feeling exceedingly perturbed, they disturb me not only mentally but physically. There is something so pure and at the same time so perverse about them. They contain both the innocence of natural things and the morbidity of a sophisticated, distorted mind. They make me think of lilies and embryos. They are mystical and erotic…'"

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Lance Wyman: México

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The Forever Now

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Mujercitos!

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Laurie Simmons

DATE 3/6/2015

Vern Blosum

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On Kawara — Silence

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Hubert de Givenchy

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Swedish Details

DATE 2/19/2015

Jacqueline Humphries

DATE 2/19/2015

The Art of Smallfilms

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Making Design

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Arctic

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Titian

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Studio 54

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Sweets for the Sweet

DATE 2/11/2015

German Pop

DATE 2/10/2015

German Pop



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