George Grosz (German, 1893 – 1959) - Posing Nude (Nackte posierend), 1939
Paintings in progress. Ideas as they develop. Located in Sydney, Australia,
Making candied oranges as a topping for orange cheesecake. #procrastination #baking
Within and beyond the American artworld, the politics of race have assumed a central position this year with a degree of ugliness that feels particularly virulent. The names are, by now, familiar: Michael Brown, Kajieme Powell, Eric Garner. On a far different, yet not unconnected social plane, so are the titles of exhibitions and their race-based controversies: Kara Walker’s intense, operatic installation at the Domino Factory, the Yams Collective’s withdrawal from the Whitney Biennial, and the Guggenheim’s presentation of Carrie Mae Weem’s retrospective — the first by a woman of color at that institution.