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PURPLE — 25 YEARS

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PURPLE—the magazine Elein Fleiss and Olivier Zahm started twenty-five years ago in Paris—celebrates its anniversary this fall with a “25 Years 25 Covers” edition. In the beginning there were several Purples—Purple Fiction, Purple Fashion, Purple Sexe, which eventually came together in one quarterly edition—but in 2004, PURPLE truly split in two, with Fleiss editing Purple […]

KIRSTEIN ON VAN VECHTEN

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“Carl Van Vechten made Harlem real to me…. [He] found the natural flair, the talent for rhythm and expressiveness, the joy, the fire, the murder, and the verbal accuracy in the vernacular in the day-to-day life….To us, Harlem was far more an arrondissement of Paris than a battleground of Greater New York. It was the Harlem […]

CORNELIA HEDIGER IN HAMBURG

Cornelia Hediger—born in Switzerland, based in New York City—and Dear Art Room in Hamburg present an exhibition of Hediger’s work, both her prints and hand-made collages, from her Doppelgänger and Puppenhaus series, as well as her potent Election 2016 piece, first published last November. “A woman in existentialist dialogue with herself. As soon as these stories shift […]

THE LARRY CLARK COLLECTION

“Symbols are more meaningful than things themselves.”—  Jenny Holzer, from Truisms, in LARRY CLARK—WHITE TRASH Larry Clark is one of the great New York collectors, and the walls of his Tribeca loft present an ever-changing gallery of the art he has bought, traded, been given by friends, or created himself over the last half century. LARRY […]

AN–MY LÊ AT THE WHITNEY

An-My Lê, November 9, Graffiti, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016
Image credit: Hyperallergic

AN–MY LÊ’s photographs are one of the highlights of the 2017 Whitney Biennial, curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks. and now in its last weeks. AN–MY LÊ—2017 WHITNEY BIENNIAL, through June 11. WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York City. whitney.org/Exhibitions/2017Biennial    

EXQUISITE CORPS BOOK LAUNCH

Exquisite Corpse, by Philip Iosca
Image credit: Printed Matter

“I like the idea of remembering these men. They’re not the centerfolds. They always saved the best looking man for the centerfold. These are the other men. The filler. The forgettable ones you flick past on the way to the feature. And isn’t that a stunning metaphor for life?” — Philip Iosca on EXQUISITE CORPS, his new book […]

DEANA LAWSON AT THE WHITNEY

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DEANA LAWSON—NEW PHOTOGRAPHS, at Rhona Hoffman in Chicago, closes this weekend, but there are still a couple weeks left to see Lawson’s new work in New York City: DEANA LAWSON—NEW PHOTOGRAPHS, through May 26. RHONA HOFFMAN GALLERY, 118 North Peoria Street, Chicago DEANA LAWSON—2017 WHITNEY BIENNIAL, through June 11. WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, 99 […]