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Artist Joanna M. Wezyk: There Will Be Blood

Just the sorts of paintings we imagine Tim Burton would present to Helena Bonham Carter on some kind of momentous occasion — or, at the very least, to his interior decorator as inspiration.

Artist Chris Ware Raises the Roof

In 2005, cartoon artist Chris Ware (think iconic New Yorker covers, Acme Novelty Library) launched The New York Times Magazine’s “Funny Pages” with 30 weekly drawings, each illustrating the evolving history of a Chicago apartment building.

Artist Frank Webster Paints the Much-Fabled Ugly Tree

We found Frank Webster’s desolate postindustrial Americana — muted tones (for the most part), no people, nondescript city blocks, factories, and interstates — to be pretty appropriate for a day like today

Artist Germaine Kruip Does a Postmortem

To inaugurate its new project space, Studio 495, the Swiss Institute brings together works rooted in formal comparison. Germaine Kruip’s ongoing Image Archive project does just that and in doing so creates some interesting political undertones.

Artist Gus Powell Is Not Minding the Gap

Though it’s always good to have confidence in your work, this shot — part of Gus Powell’s “Manhattan Noon” show currently up at the Museum of the City of New York — makes us a little uneasy.

Artist Minoru Hirata Celebrates History's Least Practical Headgear

Though it's a part of “The Masked Portrait,” a survey of post–World War II Japanese art up at Marianne Boesky through Saturday, this image, Natsuyuki Nakanishi’s “Clothespins in a Stirring Action,” taken by Japanese photographer Minoru Hirata circa 1963, screams club kid circa 1995.

Andy Warhol's Topless Terminator

Andy Warhol's tan and grainy portrait of everyone's favorite Terminator/governor — on display with 99 other Warhol Polaroids at the uptown McCaffrey Fine Art gallery through February 23 — captures just the kind of fame Warhol promised his bevy of "superstars": fleeting and shirtless.

Artist Christopher K. Ho Loves His Gallerist

In an installation-based musing on the requisite collaborations between the “protagonists” of the art world, local artist Christopher K. Ho riffs on art-world ritual and even sculpts gallerist Edward Winkleman in the nude.

Artist Ingo Maurer's Electric Table

If you haven't made it up to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to check out Ingo Maurer's majestic installation of nearly 40 years of engrossing, cutting-edge light design, book it uptown — you only have until Sunday!

Artist Hope Gangloff Takes the Train

Hope Gangloff’s pulpy, 'zine-esque drawings and illustrations like the above Ladies Man stay true to life by culling most of the tableaux from casual snapshots.

Artist Lisa Yuskavage Gets Cheeky

MoMA’s current second-floor exhibition, “Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now,” is a veritable hit parade of work from contemporary superstars, but this painting is our favorite.