The Sublime

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Sharon Harper by Minna Proctor
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Long exposures in harsh climates, sunbursts, even skydiving—Sharon Harper’s dogged and sometimes daring working method lies somewhere in the midst of art, astronomy, and Outward Bound

Thiago Rocha Pitta by Botika
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An artists on artists text on sculpture artist Thiago Rocha Pitta by Botika, accompanied by several photographs of mixed media sculptures and film stills by Thiago Rocha Pitta, the first titled Uma Trilogia.

Wave Music by Clifford Ross
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Photographer Clifford Ross writes about his Wave Music project—the methods and equipment he uses as well as the philosophical underpinnings driving his work.

Slavoj Žižek’s The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch’s Lost Highway by Rachel Kushner

When I first saw David Lynch’s Lost Highway upon its theater release in 1998, I found myself seduced by what have become classic Lynchean touches: the opening sequence of bifurcated highway strip, its noirish titles, its lushly choreographed scenes and hearty use of the sexual and the grotesque—in sum, its unimpeachable stylishness. 

Emmet Gowin by Sally Gall
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Emmet Gowin’s early works were family portraits; his later photographs, aerial shots of the American heartland, record the beauty and waste of the land. Photographer Sally Gall tracks Gowin’s amazing career.

The Round Table Project: Part II by Saul Ostrow
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The second installment of a round table discussion on ideas of utopia and modernity in painting.

The Round Table Project: Part I by Saul Ostrow
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A roundtable discussion on whether or not art can reverse history and the notion of the “sublime” within painting.

Brice Marden by Saul Ostrow
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Hailed by the New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl as “the most profound abstract painter of the past four decades,” Marden began his career under the tutelage of Robert Rauschenberg and went on to teach seminal artists Richard Serra and Chuck Close.

Alexander Liberman by Marshall Blonsky
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Sculptor and painter Alexander Liberman worked as Editorial Director of Condé Nast at a time when fashion magazines were more closely tied in with the art world than ever.

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