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The Whitney Rejected This Masterpiece Sculpture

The sculpture is not only a 21st-century masterpiece, it embodies so much of America’s past and current struggles that had it been placed in the front of this museum at this time, it might have been a beacon, a lightning rod, a second Statue of Liberty.

By Jerry Saltz

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Startling Abstract Works

Fifteen pieces, including paintings that will surprise even some of her most devoted fans, and several charcoal drawings that first convinced Alfred Stieglitz of her greatness.

By Emma Pearse

The Multitasking Buddha

Rudolf Stingel, the art critics' darling whose highly anticipated retrospective opened this weekend at the Whitney, has a funny way of exploring artistic process. While he's best known for his colossal minimalist constructions (Styrofoam "canvases," transformative installations — both of which are on view at the Whitney), we kind of like the look of this multitasking Buddha: a tranquil (though perhaps maniacal) take on artistic apprenticeship.