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  • The Jeff Koons cut-up poem is now a work of art by William Powhida

    The Jeff Koons cut-up poem is now a work of art by William Powhida
    In my short career as a blogger and critic, I can't claim to have ever inspired a work of art. But the cut-up poem I composed for Jeff Koons, out of the reviews of his show at the Whitney Museum, has inspired just such a thing: Brooklyn-based artist...
  • We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy

    We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy
    Who is Donelle Woolford? Who is Joe Scanlan? It's a debate that keeps going and going. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a pretty epic (as in: loooong) overview and analysis of the controversy surrounding Woolford, the fictional African American female...
  • Jeff Koons exhibition at Whitney Museum is vandalized

    A small section of the Jeff Koons retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art was vandalized Wednesday, but no works of art were damaged, according to the New York museum. A man threw red paint on a blank wall of the third floor of...
  • After Ferguson: U.S. museums need to show a work by Natalie Bookchin

    After Ferguson: U.S. museums need to show a work by Natalie Bookchin
    Over this past week, I have been obsessively following the developments in Ferguson, Mo., where the events following the shooting of an unarmed black teen have brought startling images of protest and even more startling images of the heavily militarized...
  • Art Everywhere: Coming to a billboard or subway platform near you

    Art Everywhere: Coming to a billboard or subway platform near you
    On Aug. 4, digital billboards in New York's Times Square will flash with renowned American art. It will be a brief but shining respite from the blunt force with which commercial imagery regularly bombards our psyches by means of billboards, bus shelters,...
  • Yaya DaCosta Joins Jazz Biopic 'Bolden' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Yaya DaCosta, fresh from portraying Whitney Houston, has joined jazz biopic "Bolden" opposite Nelsan Ellis, Ian McShane and Gary Carr ("Downton Abbey"). Buddy Bolden was a New Orleans cornet player who was a key figure in the development of ragtime...
  • Art Everywhere: masterpieces among us

    Art Everywhere: masterpieces among us
    See that billboard up there, just south of the I-595 interchange along I-95? That's Georgia O'Keeffe's "Sky Above Clouds IV." The bus shelter near the corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and State Road 7? It's the stern, pitchfork-wielding farmers of Grant...
  • Mary Weatherford receives Artists' Legacy Foundation Artist Award

    Mary Weatherford receives Artists' Legacy Foundation Artist Award
    Ojai-born, Los Angeles-based painter Mary Weatherford has won the Artists' Legacy Foundation 2014 Artist Award and will receive a $25,000 cash prize. This is the eighth annual Artist Award given by the foundation, started in 2000 by painter Squeak...
  • Round-Up: Ancient discoveries, wilderness art and Koons strikes again

    Art Spiegelman comments on Israel, archaeologists unearth a rare tomb in Greece and Jeff Koons is still making everyone crazy. There are all kinds of terrific essays floating around out there on everything from race, the media and wilderness. Saddle up...
  • Fall Movies: Film Festivals, 'Diamond Ruff' Screening

    Fall Movies: Film Festivals, 'Diamond Ruff' Screening
    Alternative-movie offerings are plentiful this fall. In addition to festivals featuring indie and foreign films — the Feminist Film Festival, the EROS gay film festival, the Festival of Ibero American Cinema, the Manhattan Short Film Festival...
  • Art Institute taking its work outside this summer

    Art Institute taking its work outside this summer
    Washington crossing the Eisenhower? “Nighthawks” at the bus stop? Come August, American art will be meeting the public in public, with such possible combinations as Grant Wood's “American Gothic” on a subway poster, a Frank Lloyd...