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Ep. 80 – Exploring Black Visual Satire

Tracing a historical line from commedia dell’arte, Hogarth and others to modern and contemporary artists including Ollie Harrington, Robert Colescott, Spike Lee, and Kara Walker, we discuss Black visual satire with Duke professor Richard J. Powell. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify |

Torosaurus, Sea Form: What’s in a Name?

James Prosek— For an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery and an accompanying book, both titled James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice, I juxtaposed objects from the collections of the Gallery, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Yale Center for British Art and works made by me.

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In conversation about sculpture: Richard Serra and Hal Foster

For your Friday afternoon (which also happens to be Richard Serra’s birthday!), here’s a slideshow of images from our new book Conversations about Sculpture by Richard Serra and Hal Foster.  It can accompany your reading of an illuminating excerpt from the book, which ran on Monday on artnet News, a

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In Your Digital Dreams: Art in the Age of the Internet

Interview with Jeffrey De Blois By David Ebony One of my first internet projects was to write a monthly column for a website called Art Icons, beginning in the early 1990s. An experimental site, short-lived, and now defunct, Art Icons was perhaps one of the first web venues devoted exclusively

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Encountering the Spiritual in Contemporary Art

Leesa Fanning– Encountering the Spiritual in Contemporary Art is the result of many years of research fueled by my intense interest in the subject, the pursuit of which is ongoing. I initiated this publication by creating an archive of hundreds of works of art based on my own aesthetic preferences,

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Viva Art and Artists! The 2017 Venice Biennale Calls for Celebration, but is this a Time to Party?  

David Ebony — The biannual pilgrimage to Venice for the venerable, and ever more enormous international art show known as La Biennale di Venezia, is a worthwhile endeavor for anyone interested in the evolution of contemporary art. Unfailingly, the show offers a rewarding experience whether the core exhibition is a

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Warhol POP

Follow @yaleARTbooks The legacy of Andy Warhol across a multitude of facets of American culture is evident in music, literature, film, and most certainly the visual art that was Warhol’s primary way of working. Last fall we posted on the exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which later moved

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Love Poetry Contest!

Follow @yaleARTbooks In celebration of National Poetry Month and the publication of The Progress of Love, we are holding a contest for all you devoted Yale ARTbooks blog followers! A collaborative project between the Menil Collection in Houston, Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, The Progress of Love invites

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Brian Neher’s 2013 “You Be the Judge” Art Contest

Once more, artist Brian Neher is hosting an art contest, “You be the Judge”. Every two weeks for the next seven weeks, Neher will choose 15 works that artists have submitted online and provides viewers with an opportunity to vote for their favorite. Neher will then pool the seven winners

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Exhibition Tones: “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Years, Fifty Artists”

For decades, commentators have acknowledged Andy Warhol’s phenomenal impact on contemporary art. Unlike the many existing books about the artist, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Yearsis the first full-scale exploration of his tremendous reach across several generations of artists who in key ways respond to his groundbreaking work. Including a

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