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Important art and archaeology exhibitions reviewed.

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The Borgias and Their Times  

Under the reign of the Borgias, Rome would supplant Florence, and become the most important artistic centre of the 16th century.
9 Feb 2015

Jeff Koons Retrospective: So Simple Even An Artist Can Do It

Alan Behr comments on the recent Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
2 Dec 2014

Review: Marville of Paris

Alan Behr in New York on the photography of Parisian-born Charles-François Bossu (a last name that means 'hunchback'in French) who adopted the pseudonym Marville when he began his career as an illustrator in the 1830s.

Review: Mrs. Castelli Gets Her Due

Alan Behr on 'Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Leonaert Bramer: Drawings from the Spanish Underworld

Sold as one-off originals to connoisseurs and aficionados, Bramer's illustrations of beggars, adulterers and rogues were the first examples of the graphic novel.

Leonaert Bramer: Drawings from the Spanish Underworld

Sold as one-off originals to connoisseurs and aficionados, Bramer's illustrations of beggars, adulterers and rogues were the first examples of the graphic novel.

George Braque at the Grand Palais

Henri Matisse and a French art critic both dismissed Braques as "a painter of cubes".

Dazzling Reflections Seen in Rouen

Art review of the major highlight of France's Impressionist Normandy Festival.

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A Bright Light En Bref: Basquiat at the Fondation Beyeler

Is the short, hot career and early death of Jean-Michel Basquiat the cause of his celebrity, or is it a diversion making the assessment of his work cliché-driven and shallow? The Fondation Beyeler wades into the debate.

Adrian Piper: A Retrospective, 1965 - 2000 and MEDI(t)Ations on view at The New Museum of Contemporary Art

Piper played a formative role in the emergence of Conceptual art, and an even more crucial role in identity-based art in the 1980s and 1990s, focused on bigotry, stereotyping, and xenophobia. The New Museum of Contemporary Art offers a retrospective on her work in several media.

African Masks: Magical Faces of Africa-- image gallery

Virtual Gallery accompanying the exhibition review of 'Magical Faces of Africa' at the Musee Dapper. Includes a dozen pictures of authentic African masks from the exhibition, each with descriptions and historical background.
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