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Whitfield Lovell receives a MacArthur genius grant

Whitfield Lovell’s critically acclaimed portraits have been in solo and group exhibitions at prestigious museums throughout the country, including the Seattle Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum. “Whitfield Lovell creates meticulously rendered, life-sized, charcoal portraits on such wooden objects as sections […]

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Deborah Kass at Paul Kasmin

“Deborah Kass: feel good paintings for feel bad times,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York. Through Oct. 13. Artnet critic Charlie Finch wallows in the Deborah Kass opening: “A fetid, humid Friday evening didn’t stop hordes of middle-aged admirers from pouring into the non-air-conditioned Paul Kasmin Gallery to view Deborah Kass’ […]

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Lisa Ruyter’s flipbook

“Lisa Ruyter: One Million Postcards,” edited by Agnes Husslein und Martin Prinzhorn. Skarabaeus Press. Visit Ruyter’s website. On artnet, Charlie Finch examines One Million Postcards, which surveys 14 years of the artist’s work: “Lisa had quit painting at age 28 and was enjoying her work as a publicist (!) when […]

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Richter “happy it wasn’t a failure”

Gerhard Richter’s Cologne Cathedral south transept window, unveiled this week with a special mass. Cologne, Germany. On artnet, Kimberly Bradley reports: “Prior to the unveiling, some observers had thought Richter’s design too modern and abstract. But three clerestory windows in the south and north part of the chancel — produced […]

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Tangled up in blue

Charlie Finch reports on artnet: “In 1974, after living in Woodstock with his young family for seven years, Dylan moved back to MacDougal Street and began taking intense painting classes with a mystic Abstract Expressionist named Norman Rabin in a studio above Carnegie Hall. Dylan enjoyed the camaraderie of his […]

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Opening in August

Shows listed in the monthly artnet roundup include: “The Abstract Impulse: Fifty Years of Abstraction at the National Academy, 1956-2006,” National Academy Museum, Aug. 1, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008. “The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820,” Curated by Joseph J. Rishel, Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, Ilona Katzew. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Aug. […]

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David Godbold’s mirthless mirth

Ben Davis dissects David Godbold’s snarky exhibition in artnet today. “Contemporary art is universally irreverent, but most often none too funny. This observation is particularly striking when one considers the fact that a lot of it, particularly that inspired by Big Daddy Marcel Duchamp, owes its very being to the […]