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Warhol meets modernism at Ogunquit Museum

It’s a strange mixture of modernist tradition, American iconoclasm, and tabloid fetishism that fuels the summer shows at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.
 Factory edition
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  August 30, 2013

You're famous. Now what?

If you missed last Friday's discussion on "microfame," or if you've ever felt that strange compulsion to get the hell off Facebook, listen up.
Look Here! C'mon, Really!
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 23, 2012
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The MFA pulls out the stops for contemporary art with the Linde Family Wing

A conundrum lies at the heart of the Museum of Fine Arts' Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, which debuted last weekend: how does a museum showcase a subject it has long neglected?
Playing catch-up
By GREG COOK  |  September 23, 2011
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Photos: Scenes from the opening of the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

The Museum of Fine Arts expanded its already-impressive repertoire this weekend when it unveiled the much-anticipated Linde Family Wing For Contemporary Art with a 24-hour-long celebration.
From the grand opening of the Museum of Fine Arts's new wing
By JOEL VEAK  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: Beautiful Darling

Andy Warhol superfans remember Candy Darling as a friend of the Pop artist, as an actress in his films, or as a name in Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side."
A discomforting look at a transsexual actress's difficult life and isolating pursuit of fame
By LIZ PELLY  |  May 06, 2011
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Review: ''Four Thought'' at Candita Clayton Studio

During a heavy snowstorm in the early morning hours of January 12, a fire broke out in the second floor on the water side of the Edgewood Yacht Club on the Providence River in Cranston.
Beautiful decay
By GREG COOK  |  April 08, 2011


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The new TV season

Gil Scott-Heron was wrong: The revolution(s) will be televised.
Power to the people; enviropalooza; on the money; farewell to Dickie
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 25, 2011
"Andy Warhol: Is it Art or is it Hype?" discussion at Newport Art Museum

"Andy Warhol: Is it Art or is it Hype?" discussion at Newport Art Museum


Photo: ANDREW H. WALKER/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA From his Pittsburgh roots to his New York superstardom, Andy Warhol has become one of art's most fascinating...
By webteam  |  January 11, 2011
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SPACE to screen video banned from Smithsonian

A video banned from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery last week in the wake of threats from conservative politicians will be on view in the front window of SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) this week and next, as part of a nationwide s
Fighting censorship
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 2010
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Review: Trash Humpers

A gang of elderly morons have sex with garbage. What more can I say about Trash Humpers ?
Harmony Korine: older enfant terrible , or just plain old terrible?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010
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Review: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

There’s little doubt that Jean-Michel Basquiat’s brief whirlwind of an existence is his best-known masterpiece.
A deep reach into Basquiat's eclectic repertoire
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 16, 2010


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Midnight ramblers

In rock ’n’ roll, it was possible to live in Harvard Square, be a musician — a local musician — and be able to pay your rent and find restaurants where you could eat and buy food and survive, and feel that there was a sense of . . . future, with hope and
Rock legend Peter Wolf serves dinner and verse to the Phoenix ’s poet .
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 09, 2010
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Interview and photos: Gerard Malanga

In Walt Whitman’s notebook for the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass , he writes, “Every soul has its own individual voice.” That notion rang true for photographer/poet/filmmaker Gerard Malanga as he put together “Souls,” an exhibit of 100 portraits span
A gathering of souls
By KRISTEN GOODFRIEND  |  April 02, 2010

Hope against Hollywood

Mr. Keough’s “Is There Any ‘Hope’ in Hollywood” article makes my own point. Precious , The Blind Side , and The Princess and the Frog were strategically released to detract from the positive image of President Barack Obama.
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By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 26, 2010

Nudity throughout history



By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 19, 2010
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Boston Underground Film Festival 2010

Now in its seventh year, the Boston Underground Film Festival has a knack for showing you things you've never seen before (not to mention things you can never un-see, such as the sentient penis jackhammering its way through sheetrock in last year's head
BUFF 2010 pays homage to cinematic fromage
By SHAULA CLARK  |  March 19, 2010


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The news from No Place

Saya Woolfalk first grabbed people's attention around 2005, with playful-serious installations and videos in which performers masked in bright, patchwork fabric costumes of cartoon leaves and long swinging dreadlocks jumped around small rooms decorated
Saya Woolfalk and the feminist 'heretics'
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2010
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A walk on the wild side

Everyone looks so weary in Howard Yezerski Gallery's gritty documentary photos of Boston's dear departed Combat Zone from 1969 to 1978. The year's still young, but this glimpse into our past from Roswell Angier, Jerry Berndt, and John Goodman may be one
The Combat Zone, plus burlesque, drag, cross-dressing, and the avant-garde
By GREG COOK  |  February 19, 2010
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‘Wonderful Wickenden Street’ crumbles

At the end of Wickenden Street, just off the roadway, construction equipment stood guard over piles of steel and rubble: remnants of an old Route 195 overpass taken down over the last month or so as part of a larger effort to shift the highway.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 12, 2010
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Photos: Amalgam and Different Kind of Monster at the BCA

Images of the art exhibit Amalgam and Different Kind of Monster at the BCA as well as the 2010 DeCordova Biennial.
Plus images from the 2010 DeCordova Biennial
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 29, 2010
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Fresh fruit and vegetables

The bleakest months of New England winter are ahead of us, so the prospect of leaving your toasty house to see art may not be at the top of your to-do list.
A winter crop of art
By GREG COOK  |  January 01, 2010


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Photos: “Andy Warhol: A Recent Acquisition Exhibition” at Bannister

At Rhode Island College’s Bannister Gallery, through January 8
Warhol's tossed-off, diaristic, fabulous Polaroids
By ANDY WARHOL  |  December 18, 2009
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Two sides of life

"I started as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as a business artist," the Pop artist Andy Warhol wrote in 1975. "Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art."
Photographs by Andy Warhol and Stewart Martin
By GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2009
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Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009
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Wizards and masterpieces

At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation
Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
By GREG COOK  |  November 06, 2009
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Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz steps down

Fallout from Bernie Madoff's titanic scheme is still unfolding, as was made clear on this week's 60 Minutes report about the search for billions bilked by the New York Ponzi king.
Pricked by a Rose?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 02, 2009


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The digerarti

Strapped into Erik Conrad’s electronic vest, I stood waiting for the personal digital assistant, attached by a wire to the outfit, to make a GPS connection.
 ‘Pixilerations’ plugs in Providence art
By GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2009

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009
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The old is new

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic bring back Roger
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic bring back Roger
By MATT PARISH  |  July 24, 2009
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More than words

What are we to make of Robert Indiana? His is generally considered part of the Pop art group of artists who came into prominence in the late '60s, along with Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein, and though he is not perhaps as highly re
The Farnsworth's Robert Indiana retrospective
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  July 10, 2009