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[Andrea attends a performative reading of a new book on Thomas Chimes, written by his longtime friend and artblog contributor Mari Shaw. — the artblog editors] Philadelphia artist Thomas Chimes (1921–2009) had a promising start: His work was shown in exhibitions across the country, in solo gallery exhibitions in NYC, purchased by the Museum of Modern Art, and displayed in a large-scale retrospective organized by the Ringling Museum of Art in 1968. When he heard that Marcel Duchamp, during a panel discussion in Philadelphia in 1961, had suggested that the great artist of the future would go underground, Chimes took ... More » »

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The Year of No — Bonnie Brenda Scott at James Oliver Gallery

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[Michael reviews work in a combination of interesting media by a young artist whose approach seems at once personal and political. — the artblog editors] BUT HERE GOD PUTS THE FLOOD BUT HERE GOD PUTS THE FLOOD This text, which appears in two of the installations in Bonnie Brenda Scott’s exhibition at James ... More » »

Bjork, Biophilia. Image via Artnet.

The artblog Reader Advisor

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[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: A disappointed review of Björk’s MoMA show; there’s a shadow on Clinton’s presidential portrait; and multiple ways that Star Trek actually shaped modern technology. — the artblog editors] Science Addresses #TheDress; Millions Around World Still Don’t Care, via Wired Pop Star’s MoMA Show Is Not ... More » »

Odili Donald Odita, Tomorrow World, 2013. Photo courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Gallery.

News post – @the_barnes unearths Cezanne sketches, @FleisherOllman @thearmoryshow, Jeffrey Stockbridge ‘grams from London, opportunities and more!

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News It seems it was difficult, but not impossible, to slip anything by Albert C. Barnes. The Barnes Foundation has discovered two previously unknown sketches by Paul Cézanne that even its founder might have never been aware of, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The two works were found on the backs of two watercolors when the ... More » »

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Bananazz

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With Oscar, Opera Philadelphia looks back to the last years of a literary icon’s life

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[Donald reflects on Opera Philadelphia’s latest triumph–a moving look at the last years of Oscar Wilde’s life. — the artblog editors] As a writer, poet, and playwright, Oscar Wilde is unrivaled. The only part of Wilde’s life that the outside world reviled was his desire to truly be himself and embrace his ... More » »

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Live Comments – First Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Vox building

Before we ventured out to look at art last First Friday, The St. Claire and The Artblog teams got together to talk ... More » »

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Live Comments – Curator Robert Cozzolino on Peter Blume at PAFA

(Peter Blume’s works, which are riveting in reproduction, will stop you in your tracks when you see them in the large and ... More » »