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Before Pictures

Douglas Crimp is an important figure in the development of postmodern art theory. He influenced a group of such 1970s artists as Robert Longo, Philip Smith and Cindy Sherman, whom he dubbed the “Pictures Generation.” Crimp made his mark curating a small show in 1977, titled “Pictures” at New York’s Artists Space gallery that has gained iconic status as a …

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Taking On a New Role

My association with the New Art Examiner dates from 1980. I walked into its offices at 230 East Ohio to offer my services as a writer. I wanted to put my journalism background to use studying what is termed “The Art World.” And co- editor, Derek Guthrie (along with Jane Addams Allen) had just the assignment: an ongoing trial in …

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Soul Bros in Art

A review of Salvador Dali & Andy Warhol by Torsten Otte (Scheidegger & Spiess, 2015) Who knew that Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol were art bros? When they met and hung out in the mid-60s and ‘70s, Dali’s star was fading while Warhol’s was shooting up to the heavens. Yet, on reflection, their association makes perfect sense. Both were among the last century’s most famous …

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A Room of Surreal Mindscapes

Camille Iemmolo and Jon Langford Exhibit: The Lonely Stage Thomas Masters Gallery, September. 9–23, 2016 Strolling along North Avenue one sunny September afternoon, I entered Thomas Masters Gallery on a whim. As I entered the back room, I was transfixed by the sight of a stage at the front of the room and artworks lining the three adjacent walls. This all-encompassing installation/performance piece, “The Lonely Stage,” …

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Left at the Altar

DePaul’s last-minute decision in July to not pursue a publishing partnership with the New Art Examiner (NAE) felt akin to the groom who has spent months of courting only to find his beloved has gotten cold feet. All that now remains of a bold idea is disappointment. When our editorial team of Derek Guthrie, Tom Mullaney and Annie Markovich first met with DePaul’s Mary Ann Papanek-Miller …

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The Future is With Us.

With this issue, the New Art Examiner marks its first year back following a thirteen-year break. Our return, which began at Expo Chicago last September, has not been easy. We have managed to publish six forty-plus page issues with minimal advertising or subscription income. We have survived on pure faith and art-fed fumes. We owe a great deal to the …

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Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern

History knows Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979) primarily as a generous arts patron who amassed one of the greatest collections of 20th Century Art, now housed in her former palazzo residence on the Grand Canal in Venice. However, until she was almost forty, Peggy was someone with no clear plans, an insecure woman who hated her looks and was still in search …

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Milwaukee Museum’s New Design

Lots of Creative Bang for the Buck   Museums are usually wedded to an addition model. They build more wings to accommodate their growing collection. The Milwaukee Art Museum’s recently successful renovation, instead, followed a design strategy of subtraction. It compressed three earlier, independent, segregated structures, built over a 45-year period, into a single unified whole. The result: a brand-new …

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