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Enrico Castellani, One of Minimalism’s Fathers

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Peter Schjeldahl on his appreciation for the High Line:

“As a catalyst of neighborhood change, the High Line has been to usual gentrification what a bomb is to bottle rockets. Giant new apartment buildings and swanky renovations cuddle up to its flanks, having routed tenants and…

So what do the critics think of Lindsay in Speed the Plow?

JOAN JONAS

Since the late 1960s, Joan Jonas has been one of the foremost innovators in video and new-media art. Her work shifts nimbly between performance and installation, incorporating multiscreen projections, complex sound design, and theatrical elements to create poetic narratives about female identity, historical allegory, and environmental devastation.

READ OUR Q&A with her at BLOUINARTINFO.COM

He’s Back! John Galliano Named Creative Director at Maison Martin Margiela

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newyorker:

In 2005, Lauren Collins profiled the street artist Banksy

"For every litter freak or culture purist driven to indignation by Banksy there’s a person who is entranced. While setting up the show in Los Angeles, Banksy ordered a pizza, ate it, and tossed the box in a Dumpster. Within weeks, the pizza box was sold on eBay, for a hundred and two dollars. The seller suggested that a few anchovies that had been left inside might yield traces of Banksy’s DNA."

Above: A Banksy trompe-l’oeil painting on a security fence in the West Bank. Photograph courtesy Banksy (2005).

whitneymuseum:

Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of the postwar era. In this Whitney Stories video, Koons reflects upon the significance of having his first retrospective at the Whitney at age 59, and discusses the manifesto that drives his work.

artruby:

Damien Hirst, Signification (Hope, Immortality and Death in Paris, Now and Then), (2014).

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