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Jonathan Franzen: Loves Long Walks, Not Surly

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Most author photos aim to project a certain ponderous intellectual heft: Headshots, often in black-and-white, often with said author palming his head as if to convey the swelling bloom of thought… More ›

Printed Matter’s Moving Sale Starts Tonight

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In place of its annual Summer Warehouse Sale, Printed Matter is celebrating its forthcoming relocation with a Moving Sale, offering 10 to 40 percent off a majority of its inventory (some, even 50… More ›

Art Reads: “Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage”

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On the final leg of its Smithsonian-organized, cross-country tour, Annie Leibovitz’s “Pilgrimage” exhibition will land at the New-York Historical Society from November 21 through February 22,… More ›

Art Reads: “Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present”

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This fall is shaping up to be a big moment for fiber art exhibitions. A few weeks ago, New York’s Drawing Center opened its great show “Thread Lines” and today the Institute of Contemporary Art… More ›

Art Reads: Garry Winogrand

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Prolific street photographer Garry Winogrand’s traveling retrospective will hit New York tomorrow when it opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Organized by the National Gallery and SFMOMA,… More ›

Art Reads: “Chewing Gum and Chocolate”

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“Culture, riding a mushroom cloud, came in from across the sea. People called it ‘occupation’,” the late Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu wrote in Asahi Camera magazine in April 1959. The… More ›

Art Reads: “Doug Aitken 100 YRS”

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For his iconoclastic monograph, released this month by Rizzoli, multimedia artist Doug Aitken recruited art worlders to assemble “visual essays” that form the four major sections of the book. Each… More ›

Second Annual L.A. Art Book Fair Is Open

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The second annual Los Angeles Art Book Fair opened at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary Thursday night, and the West Coast sister edition to Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair (now in its ninth… More ›

Art Reads: “Art & Queer Culture”

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With the stated mission to “write queer culture into art history,” artist and critic Catherine Lord and art historian Richard Meyer have assembled a fascinating and much-needed volume dedicated to… More ›