Pulp painting collection donated to the New Britain Museum of American Art

“Pulp Art: The Robert Lesser Collection” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Through Dec. 30. {Speaking of pulp art…look for my essay, “Richard Prince and the American Girl,” in the December issue of the Brooklyn Rail.} Produced by publishing houses such as Popular Publications, Street & Smith, Condé Nast, and Frank A. … read more… “Pulp painting collection donated to the New Britain Museum of American Art”

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China syndrome

Flourishing interest at international festivals and record auction prices demonstrate an upsurge in interest for contemporary Chinese and Chinese-American art, and American museums have responded by organizing a plethora of group shows. Some museums, recognizing China’s increasing global importance, are earnestly committed to incorporating contemporary Chinese art into their permanent collections. Even China is beginning … read more… “China syndrome”

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Blood paintings

In the Hartford Courant, Matt Eagan writes about the new show at Real Art Ways: “Jordan Eagles uses animal blood from slaughterhouses to create his art. He knows how this sounds, but those expecting the art equivalent of the “Saw” movies will be disappointed. This is not a horror show. ‘It’s not designed to be … read more… “Blood paintings”

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