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Bill Arning

is a contemporary art advisor, curator and critic based in Houston, Texas. From 2009-2018 he was the director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston following a decade curating for the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA.

Rethinking David Hockney

Portraits, by their nature, are always about mortality and art’s relation to our finite lives. I felt silly for not having thought of mortality on my first visit and was happy I had a second chance to see the paintings through a new set of eyes.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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