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An exhibition looks at the bits and pieces that made up some of the great artwork of Californian artist Jess.

Photographer Tod Papageorge reflects on the links between American sports and the Vietnam War.

The contemporary art world, reflected in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, is themeless and heading in no identifiable direction.

Peppered with moving, thought-provoking elements, the photographic exhibition "Archive Fever" is fascinating but essentially incoherent.

A tour of the New York art galleries reveals a number of talented artists exploring the possibilities of "bad" representational painting.

Mapping the difficulty, danger and beauty in the art of Nicholas Poussin.

Gustave Courbet's blunt pictorial style and taciturn sensibility prefigured the ambivalence and photographic exactitude of modern painting.

The best location for Lawrence Weiner's conceptual art is in the viewer's own imagination.

A retrospective exhibition of Martin Puryear's sculptures reinvents MoMA's signature atrium space as a site for spiritual longing.

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

September 2, 2014