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Fine Art news and analysis from The Nation
March 16, 2017
When Downtown Was Up
A new exhibition on New York’s artist-run galleries reminds us of a vibrant but now distant past.
March 13, 2017
Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities
This is not about fiscal responsibility.
March 1, 2017
Keith Jarrett: In Search of Inspiration
To the degree that there was spontaneity in his latest concert, it was spontaneous regurgitation.
February 23, 2017
Even at his most iconoclastic, the French avant-gardist sought to paint life.
January 23, 2017
In the Wings of Reality
Claude Arnaud’s biography of Jean Cocteau shows how the artist lived a life nourished by infinity.
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January 18, 2017
Kerry James Marshall’s Enigmatic Authority
It seems a mistake to call him a realist in any but the loosest sense.
December 20, 2016
Ellen Cantor’s Perpetual Revisions
The artist’s final film tested her belief that love could be stronger than the will to power.
November 26, 2016
Philip Guston’s Man Beyond Redemption
Guston’s drawings of Richard Nixon stayed private until decades after the artist’s death.
November 4, 2016
New York City Students Tell Westboro Baptist Church That ‘God Loves Jazz’
Students countered a hateful Westboro protest with a spirited, impromptu concert.
October 26, 2016
The Brilliance of Lines
Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim and Carmen Herrera at the Whitney.