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Art and Artists II: The Angel of the Lower East Side

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Daniel Maidman

Deck the Walls Last time, I told you about a chain of events triggered by running into artist Dorian Vallejo at Steven Assael's drawing show at Forum...

The Immigrant's Paradox

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Some of the most quintessential depictions of the American land and people arise from a particular eye: the eye of the outsider, who can see the boundaries of Americanness invisible to the native-born.

Institutional Memory: Models and Their Artists

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

A bit over a year ago now, I guess, Alexis Hilliard moved to New York. She came here to develop her skills at the New York Academy of Art. She's not a celebrity in the world overall, but I am a member of a very narrow sector among whom her face, if not her name, is extraordinarily well known. I've been looking at her face for nearly a decade.

Gold, White, Pink, Indigo: Patricia Watwood's Venus Apocalypse

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

"The beauty of the earth should inspire people to protect it, but humans are fatally anthropocentric."

Bodies in Space: Leah Yerpe's Very Large Drawings

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.17.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I've been a fan of Yerpe's extremely cool -- one might say icily cool -- work since I first saw it in 2009. For me, a lot of what makes art good is the degree of interesting thinking I have in response to viewing it.