Francesco Clemente’s MASS MoCA installation of Indian Raj tents, each painted with a free-associational mix of images from various cultures, boldly challenges the distinction between artist and artisan, authenticity and pastiche.
Throughout the 1980s and ’90s, Pat Hearn operated one of the most innovative galleries in New York, promoting artists such as George Condo and Tishan Hsu to Mary Heilmann and Renée Green. Highlights from our review coverage. Read more
Living a luxurious life while depicting physical and spiritual destitution, France's Bernard Buffet was both wildly popular and, in some quarters, critically reviled. A recent exhibition in Paris presented him as a painter of surprising complexity. Read more
“Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round So Our Thoughts Can Change Direction,” which opens to the public Monday at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, presents a fascinating account of the chameleon painter’s shifting styles over four decades, from his pointillist pastiches of Camille Pissarro to his idiosyncratic innovations on Hollywood movie-poster kitsch. Read more
The legendary London-born New York artist Malcolm Morley turns 80 this year, on June 7. The irrepressible Gemini has been a leader of at least two art movements. His precise paintings of ocean liners defined Photo-Realism in the 1960s; in the late 1970s and '80s, his exuberantly deconstructed imagery paved the way for the Neo-Expressionists, such as Julian Schnabel and David Salle. Morley was the recipient of the Tate Gallery's Read more
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