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After a controversial postponement, the Philip Guston retrospective has landed in Boston
By Andrew L. Shea
He isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s worth confronting his life’s work
Milton Avery was able to carve out his own path, distinct from modernism’s march through history
Joan Mitchell was a female star of the Abstract Expressionist boys’ club
Jasper Johns, an art-world darling for decades, is getting a massive museum retrospective
The Met has cleaned up its act
Is the Baltimore Museum of Art exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to sell off major modern paintings?
Félix Fénéon, terrorist and connoisseur
While others have postured, Paul Resika has kept on painting
His tale is not a ‘let’s hold hands and sing for liberty’ triumph. It’s a violent, gritty and gruesome affair
In memory of McCoy Tyner
Eat to the beat
The forgotten genius of Blue Note was a prince among players, but he died a pauper
Precarious and thrilling
Andrew L. Shea
Charles Mingus at 100
Old Masters, new look
Still painting after all these years
Liberty and death: Jacob Lawrence’s struggle for freedom
A brush with Joan Mitchell
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.