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It’s possible Jack Early is the art world’s best living poet.

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Photographer Christopher Williams’s current retrospective at MoMA, Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, can feel a bit like he’s playing a trick on viewers. It’s a show that’s built around withholding information, meaning that what you see is rarely the whole story.

Post image for 7 Rising Art Stars to Watch: Aaron Williams

A brief look at Aaron Williams’s work isn’t going to get you anywhere. His spray painted crumpled posters look like Tauba Auerbach’s work, his photos resemble photoshop gradients, and his routed paintings channel Joan Mitchell. Everything looks familiar. And that’s not an accident. You have to spend time interpreting the references.

Post image for How Do People Feel About the Gramsci Monument, One Year Later ?

One year after Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument came down, I wondered: was this a net gain for a Bronx housing project? Or will it ultimately be remembered as art world conscience-laundering?

I went back to the Bronx for follow-up interviews.