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What does Pettibon think?

“Raymond Pettibon: Here�s Your Irony Back (The Big Picture),” David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY. Through October 20. Other Pettibon sightings:“Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967,” curated by Dominic Molon. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Through Jan. 6. “Running Around the Pool: Contemporary Drawing,” […]

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Hard edge in Grand Rapids

Minimalist painter Ellsworth Kelly has redefined abstraction by examining the shapes and colors found in natural and man-made forms, producing a visually breathtaking and philosophically sophisticated body of work. Of course, not everyone sees it that way. At the soon-to-open Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan, �Blue White,� an Ellsworth […]

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Joan Snyder receives MacArthur genius award

The MacArthur Foundation profile of Joan Snyder declares that her paintings “mirror her personal experience, but, at the same time, the visual messages she provides through her images convey universal and readily understood emotions. Through a fiercely individual approach and persistent experimentation with technique and materials, Snyder has extended the […]

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Xavier Tricot, Ensor scholar, cuts to the bone

“I Am As You Will Be:�The Skeleton in Art,”curated in part by James Ensor scholar Xavier Tricot. Cheim & Read, New York, NY. Through November 3. Artists include Francis Al�s, Donald Baechler, Matthew Barney, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, Micha�l Borremans, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, Salvador Dali, Paul Delvaux, Wim Delvoye, […]

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Rembrandt and pals stir unlikely controversy in Gotham

�The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,� organized by Walter Liedtke, Curator in the Metropolitan Museum’s Department of European Paintings. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Through Jan. 6, 2008. In a wacky installation that reminds me of the time my ex-husband rearranged my […]

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FU figuration at Deitch Projects

“Mail Order Monsters,” curated by Kathy Grayson. Deitch Projects, New York, NY. Through Sept. 29. Originally installed at Peres Projects, Berlin. See the installation video of the Berlin show. Artists include Fran Spiegel, Dennis Tyfus, Ben Jones, Tomoo Gokita, Eddie Marinez, Wes Lang, Ry Fyan, Taylor Mckimens, Joe Grillo. In […]

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Latin American abstraction, 1930s-1970s

“The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art From the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection,” organized by Gabriel P�rez-Barreiro, curator of Latin American art at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin, where it originated. Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY. Through Dec. […]

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Sylvia Plimack Mangold: tree, view, season

“Sylvia Plimack Mangold,” Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY. Through Oct. 13. Annemarie Verna Galerie, Z�rich, November 9�January 12. Paintings by Plimack Mangold from the mid-1970s are included in “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution,” a traveling exhibition curated by Connie Butler for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. […]

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Learning to love abstraction (with footnotes)

�The Abstract Impulse: Fifty Years of Abstraction at the National Academy, 1956-2006,� at the National Academy Museum, New York, NY. Through February 2008. Benjamin Genocchio reports in the NYTimes: “The fabled conservatism of the National Academy, longtime home of the retrograde and anachronistic in art, has faded over the years […]