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Draw It With Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment

Draw It With Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment, edited and published by Paper Monument, is a complex constellation of around 90 contributions of accounts by professors and teachers, many of whom are artists. For all of the philosophical and pedagogical discussions that arise in Draw It With Your Eyes Closed, its humanistic warmth is perhaps the most revelatory and comedic aspect of this collection.

Alice Neel: Late Portraits and Still Lifes

Alice Neel: Late Portraits and Still Lifes, which marked the second time Zwirner exhibited her work since taking over representation of her estate in 2009, gives a glimpse into the last two decades of Neel’s life as a working artist in New York, from 1964 to 1983.


Organisms ranging from the mundane to the fantastical—bats, cats, and neon rabbits to GMOs, avatars, and cyborgs—fill the pages of Nature, the latest volume in Whitechapel’s Documents of Contemporary Art series.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2012

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