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Amoako Boafo by Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński
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Boafo, who studied painting in Accra and then in Vienna, evokes Egon Schiele in his intimate portraits. Now back in Accra, he reflects on the people who inspire him.

Amoako Boafo by Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński
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Boafo, who studied painting in Accra and then in Vienna, evokes Egon Schiele in his intimate portraits. Now back in Accra, he reflects on the people who inspire him.

Brenda Goodman by Clarity Haynes
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The painter looks back on five decades of experimentation and how that’s generated new levels of confidence and clarity in her art.

Issue #152: Nicolas Party by Jonathan Lee
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Party creates vivid pastels and transformational installations that lure viewers deep into the backstories of his subjects.

The Risk of Stating the Obvious: Ella Kruglyanskaya Interviewed by Lauren Moya Ford
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Painting from the present and from history.

Reciprocating Gaze: Jordan Casteel Interviewed by Cassie Packard
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A painter discusses her approach to making portraits.

Community Engagement: Joy Labinjo Interviewed by Rianna Jade Parker
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Painting as storytelling.

Character Studies: Whitney Hubbs Interviewed by Kim Beil
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Investigating the photographic portrait.

An Unavoidable Gaze: Amy Sherald: “the heart of the matter…” Reviewed by Re’al Christian
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Portraits that capture the everyday.

The Space of Intimacy: Daniel Wiener Interviewed by Fawn Krieger
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Painting and sculpting faces.

From the White House to Studio 54: Bob Colacello Interviewed by Jane Ursula Harris
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Photographing Andy Warhol’s celebrity circle.

Making Interiority Visible: Dawoud Bey Interviewed by Louis Bury
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A new series of photographs tracks the Underground Railroad.

One Piece: Kiki Smith by Nina Subin
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The artist talks about portraits stopping time.

One Piece: Dead King 16 [10th Century Irish Lord] by Kate Glasheen
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The artist talks about depicting imagined and real historical figures.

Two-Way Gaze: Devan Shimoyama’s Cry, Baby by Jessica Lanay
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Radically imagined safe spaces for black queerness.

Studio Visit: Maria Baranova by Alexandra Nicolaides
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Intimate portraits of performers.

Diasporic Notions: Lyle Ashton Harris Interviewed by Katy Diamond Hamer
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The mask as multiple levels of embodiment.

To Celebrate What’s Wonderful: Beowulf Sheehan Interviewed by Maria Dahvana Headley
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The portrait photographer on how he captures the spirit and power of a writer’s work.

Gender Dysphoria: Laurence Philomene Interviewed by Clara Lou
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Identities, self-portraits, and fiction.

Surface Information: Lucy Kim Interviewed by Leeza Meksin
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Reimagining the human body.

One Piece: Celestial Pose by David Shrobe
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The artist talks about claiming noble lineages through hybridized portrait paintings. 

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