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Eleanor Heartney: Postmodern Heretics

Eleanor Heartney is well known as a curator and critic, a long-time contributing editor of Art in America and the author of numerous books, including Art & Today, Postmodernism, and After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art…

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Arden Reed

Arden Reed

In a forthcoming book from University of California Press, cultural historian Arden Reed mentions the rather astonishing discovery that the average museumgoer devotes about 10 to 15 seconds to studying a work of art…

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Dan Cameron

Dan Cameron

“I like work that pushes the envelope,” says Dan Cameron, who has worked as a curator since his student days at Bennington College. In 1982 he was one of the first to organize…

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Marcie Begleiter

Marcie Begleiter

Eva Hesse’s life was a short but triumphant one. Before her death from a brain tumor at the age of 34, she created an astonishing body of work that continues to engage audiences and influence artists worldwide.

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Hal Bromm

Hal Bromm

After spending two years in London, where David Hockney introduced him to a circle of his talented contemporaries, Hal Bromm started showing art first in his Tribeca loft and later in a gallery on Franklin Street…

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Tricia Paik

Tricia Paik

Tricia Paik has been involved with contemporary art since the mid-1990s, when she wrote her master’s thesis on Maya Lin’s Vietnam Memorial for the prestigious Institute of Fine Arts in New York.

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David Leaser

David Leaser

David Leaser’s large-scale in-your-face blossoms owe as much to botanical illustration and 17th-century Dutch still life as they do to …

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Nance Frank

Nance Frank

Ever since President Obama announced at the end of 2014 that the U.S. would pursue a “normalization” of relations with Cuba, all eyes have been turned on the tiny island nation. So we wondered…

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Katharine Baetjer

Katharine Baetjer

The beautiful, lively, and hugely talented Vigee LeBrun was the subject of a brief profile and slide show a few weeks ago, and response to the story was so positive we decided to…

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Ursula von Rydingsvard

Ursula von Rydingsvard

Ursula von Rydingsvard is perhaps one of the most recognized sculptors working today. Her monumental creations, often made from hundreds—even thousands—of small pieces of wood have been shown at the Venice Biennale

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Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl came of age in an exceptionally fertile time in the New York art world. His friends and colleagues in the 1980s downtown scene included Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, and others who…

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Kathy Butterly

Kathy Butterly

One of today’s most imaginative artists working in clay, Kathy Butterly makes diminutive sculptures that are engaging, comical, disturbing, and wholly unexpected adventures in this tricky medium. She talks about…

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Francis Naumann

Francis Naumann

Francis Naumann is an unusual hybrid within the art world. Both a dealer and a renowned scholar of the works of Marcel Duchamp, he began his career as a student of Renaissance art, working with the late great art historian…

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