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

A Fine-Print Primer

Both accessible and frequently misunderstood, prints have wall power. We share the story of this marvelous medium, which is increasingly attracting collectors.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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A Fine-Print Primer

Jules Olitski Pushed the Boundaries of Color and Material

The Russian-born American painter loved to experiment, as is revealed by Paul Kasmin Gallery's current show of his little-known abstractions on Plexiglas.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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Jules Olitski Pushed the Boundaries of Color and Material

Where Else Would Pamela Hanson Be This Week, If Not Miami?

The renowned photographer is having a show of her most famous fashion and celebrity pictures at the Shore Club in South Beach.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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Where Else Would Pamela Hanson Be This Week, If Not Miami?

Niki de Saint Phalle’s California Cavorting

The French-American artist found new creative elation toward the end of her life while living by the beach in La Jolla. That late work can now be seen in “Californian Diaries” at New York’s Nohra Haime Gallery.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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Niki de Saint Phalle’s California Cavorting

Wendy Mark at Jill Newhouse

A New York show from this mid-career artist continues her exploration of clouds and cloud-like forms across several media as well as her humor-tinged text-based art.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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Wendy Mark at Jill Newhouse

Jenny Holzer’s “Dust Paintings”

The artist long known for her text-based electronic pieces has turned to the more traditional medium of painting for her current show at New York’s Cheim & Read, creating works that draw attention to current global conflicts.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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Jenny Holzer’s “Dust Paintings”

Richard Filipowski at Hostler Burrows

A new show at the downtown New York gallery and a concurrent capsule collection exclusively on 1stdibs allow you to discover and collect previously unexhibited fine-art works by an under-the-radar mid-century American designer.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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Richard Filipowski at Hostler Burrows
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