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Highlow is here


That’s what I’m going to call it. The new wonderful interweaving of all art genres in magazines and exhibits here there and seemingly everywhere.

You probably saw the cover of this week’s New Yorker with the Kara Walker image “Post Katrina-Adrift.” Wonderful image, great artist, a “high” art powerhouse, and she’s got her first big solo museum retrospective opening at the Whitney in October. (Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, on view October 11, 2007-February 3,2008).

Kara Walker New Yorker
Kara Walker’s cover in this week’s New Yorker magazine.

And if that’s not great enough, P. 74 of the same issue has a painting by former Philly artist Steve Powers (aka ESPO). Powers — a powerhouse of “low” or populist art — has his first solo museum exhibit coming up in October as well — at PAFA’s Morris Gallery!

Steve Powers painting on P. 74 of this week's New Yorker.
Steve Powers painting on P. 74 of this week’s New Yorker.