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The Art of Advertising (excerpt)

The Art of Advertising invites us to consider both the intended and unintended messages of the advertisements of the past.

Julie Anne Lambert

Beauty and Power: Artist Lorna Simpson's Coded Language of 'Black' Hair

In this beautiful excerpt from Lorna Simpson Collages, Chronicle books shares with PopMatters readers' selections from the renowned artist's collection and a poignant introduction by award-winning poet, Elizabeth Alexander.


Almost without Art: The Paradox of Aesthetic Communication in the Weimar Republic

As Splendor and Misery in the Weimar Republic conveys, Expressionism seems to proclaim, we feel alike; whereas New Objectivity doesn't attempt to express alienation -- it induces it.


Civilized Murders: An Interview with Author and Artist Hugh Fleetwood

Hugh Fleetwood’s chilling and dark mysteries deal with psychologically-damaged characters, ones whose actions are usually the result of some personality disorder often undisclosed to everyone but the reader.


Yayoi Kusama's Infinite Obsession

The red trees with white dots in front of the museum were just an introduction of what was awaiting us inside: the extraordinary mind of Yayoi Kusama.

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