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Heavy metal at the Brooklyn Museum Special

New York - Ghanaian artist El Anatsui is enjoying his first solo exhibition at a New York Museum. His artwork is constructed from found materials, and offers a thoughtful commentary on his homeland as well as the cultural implications of reclaimed materials.

Mickalene Thomas shows her soul at the Brooklyn Museum Special

New York - Brooklyn painter Mickalene Thomas is receiving her first major show at the Brooklyn Museum. The New Jersey-born artist puts a female spin on art history while portraying a strong, highly eroticized vision of femininity.

Artist Keith Haring rocks Brooklyn

New York - "Keith Haring: 1978-1982" runs at the Brooklyn Museum through July 6th. It is the first large-scale exhibition of the artist's early work.

Brooklyn Museum exhibits Andy Warhol's Last Suppers

Brooklyn - Although Andy Warhol was celebrated as the crown prince of the Pop Art movement, in the early 80's the silver haired painter turned his attentions to his strict Catholic upbringing and produced a splendid collection of Christian themed work.
 

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El Anatsui   Gravity and Grace   2010. Aluminum and copper wire  145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 c...
El Anatsui, "Gravity and Grace", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Andrew McAllister, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum.
Andrew McAllister
Detail from  Peak   2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections  113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measure...
Detail from "Peak", 2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections, 113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 in.) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
Detail from  Amemo (Mask of Humankind)   2010. Aluminum and copper wire  208 5/8 x 161 3/8 in. (vari...
Detail from "Amemo (Mask of Humankind)", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 208 5/8 x 161 3/8 in. (variable) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
 Seers   1993/2010. Wood  28 ½ x 50 x 4 3/8 in. Fourteen pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Sh...
"Seers", 1993/2010. Wood, 28 ½ x 50 x 4 3/8 in. Fourteen pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
Detail from Marie: Femme Noire Nue Couchee 2012 Rhinestone  acrylic  oil and enamel on wood panel 96...
Detail from Marie: Femme Noire Nue Couchee 2012 Rhinestone, acrylic, oil and enamel on wood panel 96 x 120 x 2 in. (243.8 x 304.8 x 5.1 cm) by Mickalene Thomas.
Yida (Comb)  1994/2010. Wooden relief  24 x 76 1⁄2 x 3⁄4 in. Seventeen pieces. Courtesy of the a...
Yida (Comb), 1994/2010. Wooden relief, 24 x 76 1⁄2 x 3⁄4 in. Seventeen pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
 Peak   2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections  113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 i...
"Peak", 2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections, 113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 in.) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
One of the installations set up as part of Origin Of The Universe  the first major exhibit from Mick...
One of the installations set up as part of Origin Of The Universe, the first major exhibit from Mickalene Thomas. The inclusion of these "sets" serve to highlight the incredibly detailed process Thomas has in making her art: designing sets, making photos, creating collages from the photos, and finally, painting.
Keith Haring (American  1958–1990)   Untitled   1981
Sumi ink on paper
72 x 96 in. (182.9 x 243.8 ...
Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990), "Untitled", 1981 Sumi ink on paper 72 x 96 in. (182.9 x 243.8 cm) Collection Keith Haring Foundation. © Keith Haring Foundation
Keith Haring
Two paintings by Mickalene Thomas at the Brooklyn Museum. At left is Landscape with Tree  2012. At r...
Two paintings by Mickalene Thomas at the Brooklyn Museum. At left is Landscape with Tree, 2012. At right is Din, une très belle négresse #2, 2012.
 Motley Crowd   1998/2010. Wooden relief with metal 24 3/8 x 24 3⁄4 x 2 3/8 in. Twelve pieces. Cou...
"Motley Crowd", 1998/2010. Wooden relief with metal 24 3/8 x 24 3⁄4 x 2 3/8 in. Twelve pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
Visitors to the Brooklyn Museum can stop and contemplate Mickalene Thomas beautiful works  including...
Visitors to the Brooklyn Museum can stop and contemplate Mickalene Thomas beautiful works, including Landscape with Camouflage, 2012. Thomas makes frequent use of collage, and in 2011 she presented an all-collage exhibition with gallery Lehman Maupin, who represent her.
El Anatsui   Earth’s Skin   2007. Aluminum and copper wire  177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Cou...
El Anatsui, "Earth’s Skin", 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Joe Levack, courtesy of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
Joe Levack

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