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Michael Kimmelman's The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa is a celebration of the intersection between art and life and the random genius of the unexpected.

Robert Smithson's epic earthwork, Spiral Jetty
tends to render critics speechless.

Arthur Danto talks about art in America, the rise of pluralism and how The Nation changed his life.

Max Ernst at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In the works that made him famous, Jasper Johns realized an ancient dream by painting things that overcame the distinction between reality and representation--numerals, for example, or targets.

You may recall the to-do occasioned two winters past by a certain shift in the mise-en-scène at the United Nations.

Also in this issue, an essay on Romare Bearden by Arthur C. Danto .

Also in this issue, Branford Marsalis talks about Romare Bearden with Adam Shatz.

The remarkably gifted artist Francesca Woodman abruptly ended her brief life and career on January 19, 1981, leaping to her death from a window in her New York studio.

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A solo Koons exhibition, Danto wrote in 1989, was “a vision of an aesthetic hell.”

September 2, 2014