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David Gonzalez and the rights of graffiti muralists

“Privacy might seem like an odd desire for these professional graffiti muralists whose works adorn everything from bodegas and medical vans to playgrounds and public schools. But they have been serious about controlling their work ever since a number of their aerosol tableaus were photographed � without their permission � […]

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Neo Rauch at the Met

Roberta Smith in the NYTimes: “Mr. Rauch�s dreams may be unlike any dreamed before, but they have not enabled him, as yet, to develop an individual style….The tendency of Mr. Rauch�s paintings to remain an assembly of more or less � or a lot less � interesting parts rather than […]

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Anselm Keifer thinks big

Alan Riding looks at the artist chosen for the innaugural solo show at the Grand Palais in Paris. “Since moving to France in 1993, this German-born artist has turned his 50-acre property in Provence into a sprawling installation, with a former silk factory serving as his studio, and warehouses, greenhouses, […]

Obituary

Jorg Immendorff died

According to Spiegel Online International, German painter Jrg Immendorff passed away today from complications related to a neurodegenerative disorder. He was among Germany’s most influential postwar artists. Read more.

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The inscrutable Sigmar Polke

In today’s NYTimes, Carol Vogel visits Polke in his Cologne studio before he ships his paintings to the Venice Biennale. As is always the case with his work, Mr. Polke said, the paintings for the biennale sprang from specific ideas yet evolved in mystical ways as he experimented. “This is […]

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Roberta Smith looks at German paintings made with a wink and a sneer. “Painting may go in and out of fashion, but its many lifesaving graces always keep it afloat. One is its capacity for what might be called beautiful sarcasm, a sly self-parody while still looking good that is […]