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Odd year ahead for museums and galleries

Remember, for every droopy tarp stalactite that makes it into a museum lobby installation, there are dozens of similar (and similarly impressive) creatures that never leave a studio wall.
2011 brings the Biennial and much more
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 31, 2010
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Raymond Pettibon's 'Repeater Pencil'

"Was he a cynic, an enthusiast, or merely an aesthete of rough seas?" Rhetoric scratched across a cresting wave sets the dissonant tone of "Repeater Pencil," Raymond Pettibon's 14-minute single-screen animation, which wavers between a decorated apat
Last words
By ANNIE LARMON  |  December 10, 2010

Garry Mitchell's exhibit at ICON + Raymond Pettibon's exhibit at Bowdoin College


If you're craving another art walk, the galleries and museums of Brunswick and Topsham celebrate their last Second Friday of the season. The vividly expressionist...
By webteam  |  November 09, 2010
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Cheap thrills

They say Dr. Lakra got his pen name from the doctor’s bag he carried around when he first began tattooing, two decades ago. “Lakra” puns on the Spanish word “lacra,” meaning scar or blemish, but it’s also slang for “delinquent” or “scumbag.”
The inky delights of Dr. Lakra
By GREG COOK  |  April 23, 2010
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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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Sex and food and Abraham Lincoln

We put out a call to our contributors to suggest appropriate holiday gift books and what do we get back?
Gift books for every (perverse) taste
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 02, 2008


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The nature of the beast

In the world of graphic novelist Kevin Hooyman, whose show opens at Proof Gallery on September 13, packed line drawings take you deep into strange and fantastical scenes.
Kevin Hooyman’s ‘Dark Walk’ at Proof, ‘The Exquisite Line’ at BU, ‘Material Meditation’ at The New Art Center
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 10, 2008
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Wrestlemania

Plus, Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettibon in Worcester
Cameron Jamie grapples with Michael Jackson, hot-dog eating contests, and cranky Klauses at MIT
By GREG COOK  |  May 18, 2007
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Very funney

Early William Wegman videos on YouTube are grainy black-and-white mini-musings on watching and being watched.
William Wegman at the Addison, Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettibon at WAM, and John Ruskin & friends at the Fogg
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 27, 2007
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Sticking it to the man

In 1969, Harvard University students rallied to support the creation of a black-studies program and protest the Vietnam War, the presence of ROTC on campus, and the university’s expansion into surrounding communities.
Five centuries of protest art at Harvard
By BY GREG COOK  |  January 02, 2007
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Hollywood holidaze

Punk rock had jetpacked the Minutemen into a synæsthetic sound world where ideas had the same value as chords, where Reagan’s policy in Central America could be related directly to the setting of your amp.
The Minutemen and the LA they endured
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 24, 2006