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Magna Carta Holy Fail

What can Jay-Z teach us about art? More than you think. Wednesday before last, you may have heard, Jay-Z gave an impromptu performance of his new single “Picasso Baby” in a hush-hush event at the Pace Gallery in Chelsea. The

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Magna Carta Holy Fail

What can Jay-Z teach us about art? More than you think. Wednesday before last, you may have heard, Jay-Z gave an impromptu performance of his new single “Picasso Baby” in a hush-hush event at the Pace Gallery in Chelsea. The

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Winston Chmielinski and the Unlikely Heirs of Freud

Winston Chmielinski is a young Brooklyn artist who works somewhere between photorealism and abstraction. I realize how hard it is to write about a living artist (especially one who lives in your borough), but Chmielinski’s work brings up a lot

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Winston Chmielinski and the Unlikely Heirs of Freud

Winston Chmielinski is a young Brooklyn artist who works somewhere between photorealism and abstraction. I realize how hard it is to write about a living artist (especially one who lives in your borough), but Chmielinski’s work brings up a lot

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Stalin in Wonderland

I recently had the pleasure of attending a talk by Mikhail Karasik on the subject of “Great Stalinist Photographic Books,” also the title of the publication from which the name of the talk derives. Karasik is an art historian and maker of artists’ books. His

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Stalin in Wonderland

I recently had the pleasure of attending a talk by Mikhail Karasik on the subject of “Great Stalinist Photographic Books,” also the title of the publication from which the name of the talk derives. Karasik is an art historian and maker of artists’ books. His

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Stupid is as Stupid Does

In the mother of all self-recursive meta-ironies, the creators of Diesel’s “Be Stupid” campaign have managed to outdo their very own sales pitch, “Smart critiques. Stupid creates.” Witness exhibit A: Sergei Borisov, “Dialogue,” 1983. Borisov is a Soviet Nonconformist photographer

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Stupid is as Stupid Does

In the mother of all self-recursive meta-ironies, the creators of Diesel’s “Be Stupid” campaign have managed to outdo their very own sales pitch, “Smart critiques. Stupid creates.” Witness exhibit A: Sergei Borisov, “Dialogue,” 1983. Borisov is a Soviet Nonconformist photographer

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The Dog’s Death of Dash Snow, a Hipster Fable

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t always agree with Dash Snow’s art. That’s not the same as saying it doesn’t appeal to me altogether—it does, more than I can say, which is probably a reflection of some Zeitgeist

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The Dog’s Death of Dash Snow, a Hipster Fable

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t always agree with Dash Snow’s art. That’s not the same as saying it doesn’t appeal to me altogether—it does, more than I can say, which is probably a reflection of some Zeitgeist