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Edwin Dickinson’s forgotten gothic melodrama

“Edwin Dickinson: The Provincetown Years, 1912-1937,” Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA. Through September 23. In the Boston Globe, Ken Johnson reports: “Unlike those artists generally counted in the first ranks of American painters in the pre-Abstract Expressionist era, Dickinson did not forge a single, formally pared-down modern style. […]


Marlene Dumas receives �55,000 D�sseldorf art prize

Jennifer Allen reports in ArtForumt: “Painter Marlene Dumas has won Germany’s prestigious D�sseldorf art prize, worth �55,000 ($74,875). As the APA and DPA report, the South African artist�who has lived in the Netherlands since 1976�was chosen to show in the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1995. In addition […]


Tangled up in blue

Charlie Finch reports on artnet: “In 1974, after living in Woodstock with his young family for seven years, Dylan moved back to MacDougal Street and began taking intense painting classes with a mystic Abstract Expressionist named Norman Rabin in a studio above Carnegie Hall. Dylan enjoyed the camaraderie of his […]


Artist’s legacy: Alice Neel

“Alice Neel,” directed and written by Andrew Neel. Institute of Contemporary Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Various dates through Oct. 7. In the Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid reviews the film: “Andrew Neel splices old footage of interviews with his grandmother alongside his own talks with her sons, […]


Guggenheim’s Pousette-Dart show draws reviews

“Richard Pousette-Dart,” curated by Philip Rylands with Luca Massimo Barbero. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. August 17- Sept. 25. Exhibition travels to Galleria Gottardo, Lugano, Switzerland, October 10 to December 22. See NYTimes slide show of the exhibition. Peter Schjeldahl reports in the New Yorker: “Pousette-Dart�s blowzy […]


A minimalist in Edinburgh

“Michael Craik: Razed to the Ground,” Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. Through Aug. 30. Visit his website. Susan Mansfield in The Scotsman: “Paint is built up in layers to create an effect which is almost three dimensional, then colours are added, a restrained palette of greys, pinks and blues. […]


August travel tip: Warhol outpost in Slovakia

Stephanie MacLellan reports in the Toronto Star: “When Andy Warhol thought about his 15 minutes of fame, he probably didn’t expect any of them would be spent in this one-street town of less than 7,000 people in the northeastern corner of Slovakia. Yet there he is, multiplied in six different […]


Elizabeth Murray: tributes and obituaries

In ArtForum, Linda Yablonsky reports that the “Elizabeth Murray Praise Day” at the Bowery Poetry Club, sponsored by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, “provided a blend of the poignant and the comic that threatened to bring it closer to a Saturday Night Live skit shredding avant-garde performance practice than an […]