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Culture, Art Jay DeFeo and Jasper Johns: Rarely Seen Work at SFMOMA

Jay DeFeo and Jasper Johns: Rarely Seen Work at SFMOMA

It's Nov. 9, 1965, and Jay DeFeo is smoking a cigarette as she sits on the ledge of her San Francisco apartment. Her feet dangle over the side, two stories above Fillmore Street, and she's puffing her smoke high into…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Little Obsessed

A Little Obsessed

Lawrence Rinder curated at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (he assembled the 2002 Whitney Biennial). He was dean of graduate studies at California College of the Arts, and currently directs the Berkeley Art Museum. So when…
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Calendar, Night&Day Somebody Hit the Lights

Somebody Hit the Lights

Bruce McClure isn't a filmmaker so much as a conjurer and a catalyst. Every McClure show — or "projector performance" — is a hands-on creation devised and revised for a unique crowd and not a rote screening of obsessively crafted…
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Culture, Art Commercial Art

Commercial Art

A drawing by Picasso recently sold for the bargain-basement price of $39,999.99. The price alone was newsworthy, but the circumstances of the sale were even more surprising: The drawing was purchased at Costco. When you can buy a Picasso alongside…
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