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  • The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death

    The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death
    When painter Tony Greene died of an AIDS-related illness in 1990, it was far from certain that anyone beyond his circle of friends and colleagues would remember him or his work. At the time of his death, Greene was 35 years old — an artist on...
  • NY Phil Biennial laudable, yet in need of curatorial vision

     NY Phil Biennial laudable, yet in need of curatorial vision
    NEW YORK — A biennial, as practiced by the art world, is a devotion, a talking stock every other year. It is also pure catnip for a culture maven hooked on being up-to-date. The New York Philharmonic is now the first major orchestra to emulate the...
  • What is an artist? Peter Plagens' 'Bruce Nauman' illuminates

    Ranking high on my list of least-useful questions is the nonetheless common inquiry "What is art?" That became a conventional query in the 20th century, after pure abstraction erased traditional requirements for skill at mimesis in painting, while the...
  • Cate Blanchett and Kerry Washington are among Women in Film winners

    Cate Blanchett and Kerry Washington are among Women in Film winners
    Actresses Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchett and Eva Longoria and director Jennifer Lee ("Frozen") were among the honorees at the Women in Film 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards in L.A. on Wednesday. And actress Rose Byrne won the group's Max Mara Face of the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Former restaurateur to sell $15M wine trove

    The former owner of New York restaurant Cru plans to sell a collection of almost 100,000 bottles of wine valued at $15 million, including choice Burgundies and more than 750 cases of Chablis. Wally’s Auctions will handle the sale for Roy Welland,...
  • Jeff Koons strips for Annie Leibovitz in Vanity Fair

    Jeff Koons strips for Annie Leibovitz in Vanity Fair
    Jeff Koons doesn't have an ounce of fat on his sinewy, 59-year-old body. We know this for a fact because the pop artist can be seen stark naked in a new Vanity Fair profile running in the magazine's July issue. Koons' naked photograph was taken by Annie...
  • Around Town: Neighborhood news from 1885

    Each week, the first article I look for in the Valley Sun is the 10-20-30 Years Ago feature. Each week, the editor picks news stories and a photo that summarize swell Valley Sun stories from the past six decades. The names, events and fashions are...