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If Helga Were Seagulls: Jamie Wyeth at Boston’s MFA

by Whitney Kimball on December 4, 2014
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What do you get when you apply the pastoral idealism of the early 20th century illustration to the ugly post-atomic consumerist reality of the last four decades? You’ll find the answer at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, where the first retrospective of Jamie Wyeth combines Renaissance drawing techniques, druggy seventies icons, personal backstory, and idealized New England seasides– all adding up to a jumbly, at times incoherent, show.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Your “Electronic Heroin”

by The AFC Staff on August 4, 2014
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Last week’s cancelled pro-Palestine workshop was depressing, to say the least. Better news this week: the conversation continues with a livestreamed panel at Whitebox Art Center. Also in activism, the MAD Museum hosts a workshop on how artists can get the city to listen to us.

For fun: Spectacle is full of gems, as always, this week including titles such as “The Grim Reaper,” “Women in Revolt,” and “Plan 10 From Outer Space.” You can also catch a film about Chinese teens who have to go to rehab for their Internet addictions (guilty), and Jeff Bailey Gallery celebrates its last hurrah in Chelsea before moving its entire operation to Hudson, New York.

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Are Middle-Tier Galleries Really Struggling?

by Paddy Johnson on November 20, 2013
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This week at I talk about the expansion of Lower East Side galleries.

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A Week of Record Breaking Auctions in Perspective

by Paddy Johnson on November 14, 2013
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The contemporary auctions are breaking records again. Maybe it’s time to revisit Sarah Thornton’s reasons not to write about the art market.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Performa Alternatives

by The AFC Staff on November 4, 2013
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And there are so many.

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An Avant Garde Diaries Dispatch: Agathe Snow and Bill Beckley on the NYC Party Scene

by Gabriela Vainsencher on August 27, 2013
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Sometimes art and fun times go hand in hand. The dadaists partied at Cabaret Voltaire, Andy Warhol and friends had The Factory, and Ross Bleckner was not only a permanent fixture of The Mudd Club—he owned the building. Party scenes have traditionally been open, accepting environments to which artists were drawn.

Inspired by the recent show at Friedman Benda gallery And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music, the latest installment of The Avant/Garde Diaries takes an intimate look at two artists in the show: Bill Beckley and Agathe Snow.

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