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“Festival Announces Official 2015 Visual Artist,” KATC

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Festival International de Louisiane has announced their official 2015 visual artist. Festival officials say, Troy Dugas has created a piece that captures the spirit and tradition of the nation’s largest, free Francophone festival. Read More

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“Between Apocalypses,” The New York Times

Paul Costello for The New York Times

Dawn DeDeaux has been thinking a lot about the apocalypse, and she’d like to get you in the mood, too. “MotherShip,” her installation for Prospect.3, this town’s international biennial (which, in typical New Orleans fashion, has rolled around not quite on schedule), proposes an exit strategy from planet Earth. Ms. DeDeaux, a mixed-media artist, said she has taken to heart Stephen Hawking’s prediction that earthlings have 100 years left before the planet gives out. Opening Oct. 25, and set in an abandoned, roofless warehouse with trees growing through it, the installation will have recorded music by George Clinton and Sun Ra, giant steel rings that suggest those made for the zeppelins of yore, ladders and stacked chairs as a galactic assist, and places to store your mementos and Ms. DeDeaux’s. Read More

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Willie Birch Named a 2014 USA James Baldwin Fellow

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United States Artists (USA) is pleased to announce the 34 new USA Fellows for 2014. Each artist or collaborative will receive an award of $50,000 to support his or her practice and professional development, opening up exciting creative possibilities through the transformative power of unrestricted financial support. Read More

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“Art For Arts’ Sake fall art festival paints the town Oct. 4 in New Orleans,” The Times-Picayune

Deborah Kass, JOY, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 71 x 67 inches

Art for Arts’ Sake 2014- A one-night festival of gallery openings to kick off the art season. Read More

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“Crystal Visions,” Artforum

At the opening night dinner for “State of the Art.” (Photo: Travis Diehl)

As I walked from one end of the Crystal Bridges Museum’s vaulted entrance lobby and restaurant, beneath a big gold Jeff Koons heart, across one of two enclosed suspension bridges spanning the natural spring that lends the building its name, a wall label caught my eye. “These opportunistic predators build their webs in the Museum’s large, illuminated windows to take advantage of the many insects that are attracted to them by night. Our grounds crew uses a variety of environmentally friendly methods,” it reads, “of discouraging the spiders; however, the hungry arachnids persist. The return of cool temperatures in the fall will eliminate the spiders eventually.” Outside, a warm rain darkened the building’s concrete. “In the meantime, enjoy this close-up look at Mother Nature at work.” Read More

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“Review: Segregation Story,” Gambit

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At first glance, many of these photographs of Alabama in 1956 suggest the mellow, nostalgic visions of traditional American life that we associate with Norman Rockwell’s illustrations or Ronald Reagan’s speeches. Read More

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“State of the Art at Crystal Bridges: Pure Pop for Now People,” Glasstire

Dave Greber’s video on the floor.

The new big show called “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” at Crystal Bridges in Arkansas is a survey of contemporary art made by American artists who aren’t on the national radar even if they’re popular back home. Read More

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“A Space for Imagination,” U.S. Airways Magazine

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The Halsey Institute offers a glimpse inside the artistic process. Read More

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“Get Your Quick And Dirty Arts Education With Haiku Reviews,” The Huffington Post

ALLISON STEWART, Over the River #7, 2014, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Allison Stewart’s new paintings, as always, abstract plant forms – or, more to the point, abstract from plant forms. Read More

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“Deborah Kass on Barbra Streisand, Jonathan Schwartz, and ‘The Good Wife,’” Blouin Art Info

Deborah Kass's "4 Barbras (The Jewish Jackie Series)" (1993)
(Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin)

Interview with Deborah Kass: Paul Kasmin showed your “4 Barbras” series at Frieze New York. You called Streisand a role model in your NYFA acceptance speech. I’d love to hear more about how Streisand has been a role model. Read More

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