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DATE 6/25/2024

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DATE 6/22/2024

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DATE 6/22/2024

Michael Stipe's poetic new photobook

DATE 6/20/2024

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DATE 6/20/2024

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DATE 6/19/2024

Celebrate Juneteenth with Mickalene Thomas’s unabashed celebration of Black womanhood

DATE 6/17/2024

Jenny Holzer continues to challenge, opaquely, with 'Trace'

DATE 6/16/2024

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DATE 6/13/2024

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DATE 6/13/2024

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DATE 6/8/2024

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DATE 6/6/2024

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DATE 6/3/2024

In Nan Goldin's 'The Other Side,' you are who you pretend to be


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"A Seance in Progress" is reproduced from
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/13/2019

Seance vs. Science in 'The Spectacle of Illusion'

Featured image, of an early twentieth-century séance in progress, is reproduced from The Spectacle of Illusion, Dr. Matthew L. Tompkins' comprehensive and copiously illustrated new examination of paranormal illusions since the 1800s. "Magician William S. Marriott stands in the background, ostensibly witnessing the emergence of a female apparition carrying a 'spirit' bird and flowers," the caption reads. "This was one of many glass lantern slides used by psychic investigator Harry Price in his talks, to demonstrate the methods and equipment regularly used by fraudulent mediums at the time."

The Spectacle of Illusion

The Spectacle of Illusion

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Hbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 165 color / 370 b&w.

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