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Dennis Hopper - LA Weekly

Dennis Hopper - LA Weekly

Before he ruined Sandra Bullock’s commute by strapping a bomb to a city bus; before he maniacally inhaled gas from a plastic mask, morphing into one of David Lynch’s most sadistic, unhinged villains; and before he donned a hippie headband, straddled a custom chopper and rode easy with Peter Fonda across the American West, Dennis Hopper too

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Mark Ryden - The New York Times

Mark Ryden - The New York Times

A Viennese pastry shop, dancing sweets, a little boy who overindulges and a revolution by the lower pastry orders. An almost unknown Richard Strauss score. Décor and costumes by the pop-surrealist artist Mark Ryden. And a great title: “‘Whipped Cream’! It’s really wonderful,” Alexei Ratmansky said of his full-length work for American Ballet Theater after a long day of rehearsal last week.

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Bruce Conner @ Reina Sofia, Spain

Bruce Conner @ Reina Sofia, Spain

This piece brings us closer to the work of the American artist Bruce Conner, currently considered one of the most important artists of the American underground scene of the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition, which can be seen in the Reina Sofía Museum from February 21 to May 22, brings together about 250 works made in different media: film and video, painting, assemblage, drawing, engraving, collage, 

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Bruce Conner - sfist

Bruce Conner - sfist

Realist. Surrealist. Hippie. Punk. Bruce Conner (1933-2008) was all of these and more. A Bay Area pioneer in experimental film, collage, photography, conceptual works, and paintings, Conner challenged the limitations of medium, genre, and style, constantly breaking new ground.

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Wallace Berman - Print Magazine

Wallace Berman - Print Magazine

American art had been drawing from Sunday newspaper funnies in various ways long before Roy Lichtenstein’s painted comic books panels Popped onto the gallery scene. In 1950s New York, Robert Rauschenberg affixed Moon MullinsGasoline Alley, and Terry and the Pirates onto his paintings and assemblages, recontextualizing them with coded signals about his closeted desires.

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Eddie Martinez @ Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Eddie Martinez @ Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is delighted to present the first exhibition of work by Brooklyn-based painter Eddie Martinez.Salmon Eye, on view in our Chelsea gallery from January 30 through March 5, 2016, will feature roughly eight new paintings.  This will be the first exhibition with the artist since he joined the gallery in 2015, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, including an interview withcurator and writer Alison Gingeras.

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Lita Albuquerque @ Fisher Museum

Lita Albuquerque @ Fisher Museum

In 20/20: Accelerando, Albuquerque merges film, sound and performance to tell the story of a 25th century female astronaut who lands on Earth in the year 6,000 BC with a mission to seed interstellar consciousness on the planet. Upon entering Earth’s atmosphere, she forgets her mission: “Where was I? And why was I awakening at this moment, on this planet?”

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William Monk - KCRW

William Monk - KCRW

After visiting a number of different galleries last week, I was struck by a few young artists whose paintings would indicate that they are responding to early modern art but not with irony. Nor with awe. I think all of these artists as continuing a compelling conversation.

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