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by Rachael M. Wilson

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Wallpaper

There are two kinds of beauty, free beauty (pulchritudo vaga) and merely accessory beauty (pulchritudo adhaerens). Free beauty does not presuppose a concept of what the object is [meant] to be. Accessory beauty does presuppose such a concept, as well

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Wallpaper

There are two kinds of beauty, free beauty (pulchritudo vaga) and merely accessory beauty (pulchritudo adhaerens). Free beauty does not presuppose a concept of what the object is [meant] to be. Accessory beauty does presuppose such a concept, as well

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Philip Guston’s “Don’ts”

Don’t paint to prove an idea. Don’t paint prove what’s right. Don’t paint to be loved. Don’t decorate rectangles. Don’t accept notions, myths, shibboleths. Don’t accept. Question. Everything. I don’t want to feel caught by my own ideas. I don’t

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Philip Guston’s “Don’ts”

Don’t paint to prove an idea. Don’t paint prove what’s right. Don’t paint to be loved. Don’t decorate rectangles. Don’t accept notions, myths, shibboleths. Don’t accept. Question. Everything. I don’t want to feel caught by my own ideas. I don’t

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Permanent Collection: The Celebration of the Mass, ca. 1930-35

“In his seminar on the gaze Lacan retells the classical tale of the trompe-l’oeil contest between Zeuxis and Parrhasios. Zeuxis paints grapes in a way that lures birds, but Parrhasios paints a veil in a way that deceives Zeuxis, who

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Permanent Collection: The Celebration of the Mass, ca. 1930-35

“In his seminar on the gaze Lacan retells the classical tale of the trompe-l’oeil contest between Zeuxis and Parrhasios. Zeuxis paints grapes in a way that lures birds, but Parrhasios paints a veil in a way that deceives Zeuxis, who

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Printers and Proofs

“Proof”at Planthouse gallery in New York presents the work of three master printers and publishers: Leslie Miller (The Grenfell Press), Ruth Lingen (Poote Press), and Jennifer Melby. Printers’ names are not generally household names. There are a handful—Aldo Crommelynck, Stanley William Hayter,

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Printers and Proofs

“Proof”at Planthouse gallery in New York presents the work of three master printers and publishers: Leslie Miller (The Grenfell Press), Ruth Lingen (Poote Press), and Jennifer Melby. Printers’ names are not generally household names. There are a handful—Aldo Crommelynck, Stanley William Hayter,

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Dialogue 1: Forrest Bess

GLS: Robert Gober seems nice. RMW: [Crosses the room. Fills a glass of water.] The Neuberger Museum was interesting. Their permanent collection surprised me: that early Guston, Night Children, the big Diebenkorn you pointed out, the Hartigan with all the

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Dialogue 1: Forrest Bess

GLS: Robert Gober seems nice. RMW: [Crosses the room. Fills a glass of water.] The Neuberger Museum was interesting. Their permanent collection surprised me: that early Guston, Night Children, the big Diebenkorn you pointed out, the Hartigan with all the

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Reflections on Johns’ “Regrets”

The series of images from Jasper Johns’ “Regrets” show at MoMA derive from a photograph of Lucian Freud taken by John Deakin around 1964. The photograph was commissioned by Francis Bacon for his Three Studies of Lucian Freud—the triptych that

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Reflections on Johns’ “Regrets”

The series of images from Jasper Johns’ “Regrets” show at MoMA derive from a photograph of Lucian Freud taken by John Deakin around 1964. The photograph was commissioned by Francis Bacon for his Three Studies of Lucian Freud—the triptych that

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Measure for Immeasure: Chris Burden at the New Museum

The film begins with an extreme close-up shot of a young man’s face, his forehead and chin partially cropped out of the frame, his head centered on a nondescript, mottled black background. He has light skin, dark hair, thick eyebrows,

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Measure for Immeasure: Chris Burden at the New Museum

The film begins with an extreme close-up shot of a young man’s face, his forehead and chin partially cropped out of the frame, his head centered on a nondescript, mottled black background. He has light skin, dark hair, thick eyebrows,