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Clean, It Just Looks Dirty: Basquiat's Unknown Notebooks

by Bradley Rubenstein
“Words are all we have.” —Samuel Beckett “I cross out words so you will see them more.” —Jean-Michel Basquiat There are some painters who are born great (Picasso), some who attained greatness due to circumstances of their time (David), and some whose work grows in importance posthumously (Kahlo); Jean-Michel Basquiat is a rare case of a painter who managed to fall into all three of these categories. He was a prodigious teenager who came out of the gate fast with his graffiti work, which was timely and poetic and achieved meteoric success and celebrity in the 80... [more]
Posted by Bradley Rubenstein on 4/6/15
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Kehinde Wiley's Empire of Vulnerability

by Joel Kuennen
“Kehinde Wiley is everywhere right now,” said Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, as the small press tour began. This was not an exaggeration by any means; Wiley garnered recent attention when his paintings appeared as backdrops in Fox's Empire, a highly stylized melodrama from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong that collages black stereotypes while positioning black bodies into a King Lear-like drama, and for his fashion week photoshoot with New York Magazine. Wiley has been an art star since the mid 2000s when his masterful paintings of black men... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 2/20/15
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Posted by seslisohbetreklamtanitim on 4/26/15
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Fighting for Freedom - Four Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum - Reprinted from Woman Around Town

Fighting for Freedom – Four New Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum Published on Woman Around Town Sunday, April 13th, 2014 by Mary Gregory on Playing Around Four exhibitions focused on the intersection of art and human rights will be on display this spring and summer at the Brooklyn Museum. The curators have arranged for them to be on view at the same time, to spark a conversation about the way art reflects and effects changes in society. (Top photo: Ai Weiwei, Ai Weiwei in the Elevator When Taken into Custody by the Police, Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio. © Ai Weiwei) ... [more]
Posted by Mary Gregory on 4/14/14
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Engrossed in Painted Fusillades

by Collin Sundt
Sealed within the walls of the museum, history awaits the totalizing recall of the present. This romance still seems possible within certain galleries, even as the relentless drive for higher attendance continues to spur one star-architect-driven addition at a time. As these sparkling wings ascend and crowds swell, new institutions blossom, promising to illuminate areas of art and culture previously ignored. A nagging question that arises amid the robust expansion of the museum's operation: has this growing engagement altered the cut and shape of the history on display? It was in this atmosphere... [more]
Posted by Collin Sundt on 9/4/13
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Don't Miss the Van Gogh Boat

by Bradley Rubenstein
Not since Andy Warhol has an artist been as driven to achieve both popular and critical success simultaneously as Keith Haring. Although his trademark images of radiant babies, anthropomorphized televisions, barking dogs, and UFOs caught the attention of the NYC subway-riding masses, and his Pop Shop products rivaled Warhol’s Factory output, Haring received little museum attention during his lifetime. René Ricard, in 1981, wrote about Haring with great prescience: Everyone wants to get on the Van Gogh Boat. There is no trip so horrible that someone won’t take it. Nobody wants to miss the Van Gogh Boat. The... [more]
Posted by Bradley Rubenstein on 5/5/12