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Between a Laugh and a Yelp: Robert Feintuch Interviewed by Albert Godetzky
A painting of a naked man from behind leaning against a crutch and holding a small brown club titled, Fat Hercules, by Robert Feintuch

Painting at the tattered ends of masculinity.

Between a Laugh and a Yelp: Robert Feintuch Interviewed by Albert Godetzky
A painting of a naked man from behind leaning against a crutch and holding a small brown club titled, Fat Hercules, by Robert Feintuch

Painting at the tattered ends of masculinity.

On Animal Empathy: Viktor Kossakovsky’s Gunda Reviewed by Conor Williams
black and white film still showing a closeup of a mother pig nuzzling her small baby with her nose.

An elegant portrait of a mother pig.

Masculine Feminine: Garin Nugroho Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
a cross-dressing Indonesian dancer applies makeup while holding up a small, portable mirror.

Cinematic portraits of the Indonesian lengger dancer and choreographer, Rianto.

Blurring the Lines between Public and Private: Salman Toor Interviewed by Cassie Packard
A green painting of a crowded bar featuring a man standing in the middle looking at his smartphone titled, Bar Boy, by Salman Toor

Paintings that write new figures into art history.

A Charged Stillness: Tema Stauffer Interviewed by Kathryn Savage
A color photograph of a red clay driveway between two strips of green grass titled, Red Clay Driveway, Perdue Hill, Alabama, by ​Tema Stauffer

Photographs that capture the restlessness of place.

Studio Visit: Bean Gilsdorf by Amelia Rina
Textile and photograph collages about a work table piled with supplies in an art studio.

Gorgeous and gaudy portraits of US royalty.

Amoako Boafo by Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński
Joy Adenike, 2019, oil on canvas, 82.75 × 67 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Chicago.

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
Passing Through 72X60 Oil On Wood 2019

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
A painting of a woman with brown hair and red-and-white polka dot top looking at a woman with blonde hair wearing blue jean, titled Blue Bell Bottoms, by Ella Kruglyanskaya

Painting from the present and from history.

Reciprocating Gaze: Jordan Casteel Interviewed by Cassie Packard
A painting of an African American man wearing a brown coat sitting outside titled, Charles, by Jordan Casteel.

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.

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