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Art Books

Nell Painter's Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over

Nell Painter made no mention of the fact that she was enrolled as a first-year graduate painting student at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) during her guest television appearance on The Colbert Report in March 2010. She wasn’t there to talk about the new career she had started from scratch, at age sixty-four, as an artist.

Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965 – 2016 and Adrian Piper: A Reader

Adrian Piper has long grappled with the immediate, present-tense experience of the viewer in front of an artwork—an art encounter that can bring awareness of what she calls the “indexical present.

Steel Stillman: Black Point

The pictures in Black Point—culled from a larger body of work called Enlargements—began as old point-and-shoot photos taken by the artist from 1979 to 2014.

Katherine Bernhardt: Houses

Katherine Bernhardt is well-known for her neon colored paintings of everyday objects such as fruits, cigarettes, and electronics, made with spray-paint and watery acrylics.

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JUL-AUG 2018

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