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"Life in the Outside," (March 31, 1999)
Meet Lee Barron, an artist whose idea of housework is to create art that blurs the line between indoors and out. By Harvey Blume

"Live to Paint, Paint to Live," (February 17, 1999)
The life and work of Jackson Pollock, an artist whose "surging, floating, shooting, melting, yielding, charging, attacking, embracing, merging colors are emblems of the way modern people perceive." By Lee Siegel

"The Art of Overcoming," (November 18, 1998)
For many artists creativity is rooted in problem solving. For some—like Chuck Close and Ginny Ruffner—this includes overcoming their own bodies' misfortunes. By Sheila Farr

"Subtle Mechanisms," (August 13, 1998)
For Arthur Ganson, an artist whose ingenious contraptions tell stories, meaning and motion are all but inseparable. By Harvey Blume

"Truth and Consequences," (May 7, 1998)
The films of Luis Buñuel reveal a vision of human violence that is complicated, unsentimental, and always honest. By Lee Siegel

"Posing for Egon Schiele," (February 19, 1998)
The artist, the critics, and the importance of being jaded. By Lee Siegel

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