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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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Interviewing the Interviewer: A Conversation with Michael Peppiatt

Follow @yaleARTbooks The acclaimed curator, author, and artist interviewer, Michael Peppiatt, was in New Haven recently where he discussed his recently published book, Interviews with Artists: 1966-2012.  He also agreed to switch roles for a moment and answer some questions we were thrilled to have the opportunity to ask him.

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Lest We Forget: “Baby”‘s Visit to the Museum

Sarah Underwood— “Baby” I’ll admit it, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into this month. Performance art can be incredibly nuanced, and Michael Smith’s Baby Ikki at the Museum is no exception. In college, I performed with a modern dance company as, among other things, a

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