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November 22, 1998
Making Waves

Visionary clothing designer Issey Miyake, the subject of an exhilarating retrospective and book, just may be the most joyful artist working today.

October 12, 1998
Finding Their Roots

Two African-American painters who turned to Europe for inspiration -- and found a home away from home.

October 5, 1998
In Brief: "Louis Comfort Tiffany at the Metropolitan Museum of Art"
October 5, 1998
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
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.

August 24, 1998
Lust Life

Nicholas Barker's disturbingly intimate "Unmade Beds" looks and listens intently as four singles search for love in New York City -- and, naturally, come up short.

July 20, 1998
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 22, 1998
Femmes Fatale

In the quotidian "Six Days, Seven Nights," Anne Heche glistens.

June 8, 1998
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
Here's the Beef

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

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