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The New Yorker’s May 11th issue includes a profile of the sculptor Charles Ray, tracking his life and career and peculiarities. One small section of the piece is devoted to the controversy around his piece “Huck and Jim,” a sculpture of the characters from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The sculpture depicts a […]

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This morning, every art media outlet ever descended upon New Museum’s much-hyped “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” exhibit preview. Yes, like the Sonic Youth album. Sonic Youth is very 1993. Attempting to seriously critique an exhibit like this somewhat echoes the challenges of curating it (except for the curating part): How does one express, encompass, […]

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The New Museum is packed tight with coveted art bling today. Rummaging through Dakis Joannou’s voluminous, much-talked-about private collection, guest curator Jeff Koons has turned up some cool stuff. The phrase “museum ethics” hasn’t really crossed my mind, but “fruit salad” has. […]

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