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October 12, 2009
A New Kind of Boom

Despite the dire predictions, galleries and artists are busting out.

September 14, 2009
I Am My Own Wife

As a new generation discovers artist Genesis P-Orridge, he fulfills a quixotic long-term project: turning himself into his late spouse.

August 24, 2009
Almost Famous

The Delusional Downtown Divas are spoofing art-world status—and gaining it.

August 10, 2009
Peel Slowly and See

Four thousand graffiti stickers that you’d pass on the street become a hotel mural that demands lingering.

June 1, 2009
The Smell of Music

Green Aria is a new opera in which the nose plays as big a role as the ears.

May 25, 2009
Sacred Monster

On the eve of the Met’s giant retrospective, a critic asks: Was Francis Bacon really the greatest painter of the twentieth century, or just a fascinating mess?

May 11, 2009
Head-on Collision

Fearless Kate Gilmore turns accidental chaos into seriously fun art.

May 4, 2009
The Annotated Artwork: ‘Maelstrom’

How Roxy Paine’s steely foliage sprouted in the Met’s roof garden.

April 27, 2009
What Does Goo Mean to You?

We asked passersby for their interpretations of Marilyn Minter's Green Pink Caviar.

April 6, 2009
Graphic Violence

Mark Essen’s brutal, lo-fi video games are about to make him an art-world star.

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