Architectural Metalworker Gabrielle Shelton Is Beyond Proving Herself

A longtime collaborator of blue-chip architects and decorators, the Brooklyn craftsperson and artist is increasingly striking out on her own, undertaking projects both monumental and minute for a variety of aesthetic arbiters.

by Becca Bull | photos by Lesley Unruh
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Architectural Metalworker Gabrielle Shelton Is Beyond Proving Herself

Why Was William N. Copley So Obsessed with Naked Women?

However outside the mainstream his work may appear, the self-taught painter was an art-world scenester and patron. A new retrospective spotlights his female nudes.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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Why Was William N. Copley So Obsessed with Naked Women?

Donald Sultan Reveals His Serious Side

The artist got his start in theater, which explains the dramatic impact of his rarely seen “Disaster Paintings,” now on tour.

by Marlena Donohue
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Donald Sultan Reveals His Serious Side

What Makes a Portrait a Portrait?

A fascinating new show looks at the myriad ways artists depict us, often without including even a hint of a face.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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What Makes a Portrait a Portrait?

Unpacking the Mash-Up

In one epic exhibition, the Vancouver Art Gallery explores the history of the remix, from Marcel Duchamp to Danger Mouse.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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Unpacking the Mash-Up

Greenwich Village Stories

Judith Stonehill has produced a poignant ode to her neighborhood with a book of new essays by the writers, artists, musicians and thinkers who love it, too.

by Jeffrey Podolsky
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Greenwich Village Stories

The Master of Mobiles Comes to LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s relationship with Alexander Calder dates to the early 1960s, but only now is the institution focusing on the artist’s modernist sculpture. Curator Stephanie Barron reflects on his avant-garde achievements.

by Marlena Donohue
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The Master of Mobiles Comes to LACMA

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