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20130402014005-bfs_bearden_pittsburgh-memory "Blues for Smoke": Ambiguity and Duality, Arpeggios and Be-bop Changes   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Roy DeCarava, Jeff Donaldson, Melvin Edwards, Renee Green, David Hammons, Martin Kippenbenger, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Mark Morrisroe, William Pope.L, Lorna Simpson, Bob Thompson, Wu Tsang, Carrie Mae Weems, Jack Whitten, Martin Wong at Whitney Museum of American Art February 7th, 2013 - April 28th, 2013
Posted 4/1/13

“The blues self is an improvised self. It doesn’t shy away from the difficulty that that entails. When you improvise yourself in culture, you may get some blowback.”[1] Halfway through the exhibition, a nondescript listening station for John “Jaki” Byard’s 1960 release Blues for Smoke hangs on the wall facing Glenn Ligon’s oil and acrylic text-based reflections and Zoe Leonard’s vintage blue suitcases. When you wander through the exhibition, don’t forget to look for it—you might miss it. If... [more]

Fekner Wherever the Art Goes, the Market Will Follow   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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John Matos (Crash), Charlie Ahearn, Iris Bernblum, Anders Grafstrom, Eric Mitchell, James Nares, Amos Poe, Rory Posin, Adam Putnam, Jessica Rohrer, Christy Rupp, George Rush, Michael Smith and Joshua White, Roger White, David Wojnarowicz, Martin Wong at EFA Project Space September 14th, 2007 - October 27th, 2007
Posted 10/13/07

The group show curated by Jason Murison, The Price of Nothing: Luxury after the Real Estate Show, is an assorted mix of well-known and lesser known work from varied time periods. Based on the controversial The Real Estate Show (1979/80), the exhibition considers an important and problematic relationship that exists between gentrification and the art market. Martin Wong’s painted garage door façade with abstract remnants of graffiti (Houston Street, 1996), reminds us of the mid 80s and early 90s a... [more]

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