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Mark Stevens

October 5, 1998 | Art Review
God Is in the Detail

At the Met, a show of Low Countries paintings from Van Eyck to Bruegel captures a defining moment -- when artists fell in love with the worldly.

September 28, 1998 | Art Review
The Great Mall?

Examining the old iconography of Communism and the consumerist images that are replacing it, artists from an evolving China find some common ground.

July 20, 1998 | Art Review
Power to the People

At MoMA, the work of Rodchenko, who put down his brush to invent the look of the Russian Revolution -- only to be crushed by reality.

June 8, 1998 | Art Review
Bee-ing and Nothingness

In the hands of Wolfgang Laib, pollen -- painstakingly, ritualistically gathered bit by bit over months -- becomes luminous art.

May 11, 1998 | Art Review
Here's the Beef

At the Jewish Museum, the visceral paintings of Chaim Soutine, one of the century's essential outsiders.

May 4, 1998 | Art Review
Lost in Space

At Dia, Richard Serra and Robert Irwin make art you can enter; a forgotten French sculptor enlivens the Met.

April 6, 1998 | Art Review
Let the Sun Shine In

At the Whitney Museum, where a face-lift once was contemplated, more modest changes shed new light on art.

March 30, 1998 | Art Review

Two shows at the Met capture a turning point in twentieth-century art: the moment when photography became modern.

March 9, 1998 | Art Review
Machine Dreams

At MoMA, two painters from opposite ends of the century, Fernand Léger and Chuck Close, and their meditations on the mechanical.

February 16, 1998 | Art Review
China Inc.

The Guggenheim's massive exhibition of Chinese art flatters the reigning powers of East and West -- by ironing out the rough spots.

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