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Messerschmidt: An Accidental Visionary

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2010 | 2:21 PM

An exhibition opened on September 16, at the Neue Gallerie at 1048 Fifth Avenue in New York. There, one can experience work by an artist who addresses today's most significant figurative sculptural issues. What makes this artist particularly compelling is that Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, or "FXM" as many an obsessed...

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The Material of Public Art

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 2:54 PM

THOUGHTS ON MATERIAL IN PUBLIC ART

"I just want to say one word.... Plastics.... There's a great future in plastics"

Summer was when the usual open and green spaces in cities rotate with installations by artists to please and provoke residents and visitors alike. The world of public art has...

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Francis Bacon at the Met: A Postscript

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2009 | 12:17 PM

The figure has revealed itself again as an undying historical constant in an ambitious centenary retrospective of work by British painter Francis Bacon. The most important aspect of this show was its demonstration of how an already relevant painter can become even more relevant in the years following his...

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The Figure is Back...Again

(7) Comments | Posted March 26, 2009 | 11:41 AM

In early March fashionable New Yorkers braved the late winter storm to attend what has become one of the toniest parties on the social schedule: The Tribeca Ball, a benefit for the New York Academy of Art, a graduate school which offers a Masters in Fine Arts to students who...

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