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  • Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago

    Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago
    Eldzier Cortor, whose sculptural, Afro-Deco images of elegant, elongated black women were once so quietly enmeshed with the 20th century as to seem almost invisible, returned to Chicago the other day. He hadn't been back in decades — many, many decades. He had grown up here, on the West and South Sides; his family, which moved from Virginia in 1917, were a part of the Great Migration. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, painted everyday Bronzeville for the Work Progress Administration and became a colleague to Chicago Black Renaissance stars Richard Wright, Archibald Motley and Gwendolyn Brooks; but then, in the 1950s, after also co-founding the South Side Community Art Center, he moved to New York.
  • Three art shows in San Diego recall abstraction's prominence

    Abstract paintings and sculptures were once the gold standard of Modern art. They spoke of adventurous aesthetic expeditions into hitherto unexplored visual realms. Since the 1950s the figurative banner was held high by marvelous painters such as...

    Datebook: Videos about secrets, photography about rising tides

    Datebook: Videos about secrets, photography about rising tides
    Visceral video pieces about secrets, a show devoted to the ways in which man is contending with rising seas, and a photographer who takes on L.A.’s bus system. Plus: an anniversary show and a video about hallways. It’s all happening in L.A....

    Roundup: Botched restoration, Nazca Lines damage, auction house turmoil

    Roundup: Botched restoration, Nazca Lines damage, auction house turmoil
    Environmental activists anger archaeologists and the Peruvian government, a botched restoration draws pilgrims in Spain, the struggle to preserve a woman-built artist-environment in Wisconsin, as well as an iconic brutalist architectural icon in New York....

    Jeff Koons' Whitney retrospective ending with 36-hour marathon viewing

    Jeff Koons' Whitney retrospective ending with 36-hour marathon viewing
    This is the final weekend for “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective,” the controversial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art that occupies all four floors of exhibition space. It will be the last show prior to the museum’s departure...