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Comics and Art: The Painting That Ate Paris

by Corinna Kirsch on July 8, 2014
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In comic books, Modern art rarely makes an appearance. If it does, it’s usually seen as the backdrop to a crime—a museum heist, for instance. That’s what makes Grant Morrison’s “The Painting That Ate Paris,” a storyline running in DC Comics’ Doom Patrol, so rare; that comic took art and turned it into one of the most villainous creations ever known.

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We Went to Chelsea: A Summer Group Show at Gagosian

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on July 7, 2014
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Pretty much what you’d expect from a summer group show at Gagosian: monumental paintings, many with collaged elements, that you’d find in any major museum or private collection the world over.

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We Went to Chelsea: Another Look at Detroit

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on July 3, 2014
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Detroit, as seen through Chelsea’s lens.

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We Went to Hauser & Wirth

by Paddy Johnson Corinna Kirsch Andrew Wagner on July 2, 2014
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In which we discuss photographs of pringles and cemented-over sunsets.

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Rockaway!: A Celebrity-Filled Rockaway Tribute, With Heart

by Whitney Kimball on July 2, 2014
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Rockaway!, the Klaus Biesenbach-conceived Rockaways art festival, is about 50% art tourism and 50% deep sentiment.

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Is Jeff Koons More Like Edward Snowden or Buzzfeed?

by Paddy Johnson on June 30, 2014
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Jeff Koons may inspire more debate than any other living artist. His work is kitschy, expensive, and market-friendly. He recycles imagery to the point of looking intellectually lazy. Is his factory of art makers really that different from Buzzfeed, a vast and wealthy website that brings together hundreds of pre-existing and manipulated images for little more than entertainment?

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Report From Chicago: Fresh Public Art, and a New Ed Paschke Art Center

by Robin Dluzen on June 24, 2014
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While the Chicago gallery scene mostly checks out for the summer, the city’s art museums and public arts programming tend to pick up the slack—and plenty of it is free and open everyday.

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“Everybody Is a Zhe”: This Is Zhe Zhe

by Henry Kaye on June 24, 2014
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Throughout the web series Zhe Zhe, the show’s characters both fantasize and delude themselves about being anything other than in their twenties and underemployed. They’re rockstars, they’re socialites, and occasionally, even demonstrate a modicum of self awareness.

This is what makes Zhe Zhe so good.

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We Went to The Lower East Side: Looking Back at History

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on June 20, 2014
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We visit CANADA’s Supports/Surfaces show and P!’s Elaine Lustig Cohen and Heman Chong show. Mixed reviews for all!

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We Went to the New Museum: Kjartansson, Oleson, and Cuoghi

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on June 18, 2014
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In which we discuss Ragnar Kjartansson, Jeanine Oleson, and Roberto Cuoghi’s exhibitions at the New Museum.

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