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Art — August 1, 2014, 8:00 am

“Mark Under Breaking Wave,” a photograph by Wayne Levin

Mark Under Breaking Wave

“Mark Under Breaking Wave,” a photograph by Wayne Levin, whose work is currently on view at Clic Bookstore & Gallery, in New York City. © The artist. Courtesy Clic Bookstore & Gallery, New York City. This image appears in the Readings section of the August 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — July 25, 2014, 8:00 am

Trappers, a painting by David Salle

Trappers

Trappers, a painting by David Salle, whose work was on view in June at Maureen Paley, in London. © The artist. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London. This image appears in the Readings section of the August 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — July 18, 2014, 8:00 am

Untitled Polaroids by Tom Bianchi

Untitled Polaroids

Untitled Polaroids by Tom Bianchi, whose work was on view last month at Fahey/Klein Gallery, in Los Angeles. Bianchi’s monograph Fire Island Pines, Polaroids 1975–1983 was published last year by Damiani Editore. © The artist. These images appear in the Readings section of the August 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — July 16, 2014, 7:12 pm

“Dennis Rhodes, Hawesville, Kentucky, 2013” © Lisa Elmaleh, 2013

Dennis Rhodes, Hawesville, Kentucky, 2013

“Dennis Rhodes, Hawesville, Kentucky, 2013,” by Lisa Elmaleh. Elmaleh, a Harper’s Magazine contributing artist, will show her new series of tintype photographs of old-time musicians at an exhibition called American Folk, opening Thursday, July 17, at Foley Gallery in New York City. For more, please visit the Foley Gallery’s website.

Art — July 11, 2014, 8:00 am

Furthur!, by William Monk

Furthur!

Furthur!, an oil and copper painting on canvas by William Monk, whose work was on view last month at Grimm Gallery, in Amsterdam. Courtesy the artist and De Nederlandsche Bank Art Collection. This image appears in the Readings section of the August 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — July 4, 2014, 8:00 am

Photograph by Francine Fleischer from her series Swim: The Water in Between.

From Swim: The Water in Between

From Swim: The Water in Between, a photographic series by Francine FleischerCourtesy the artist. This photograph accompanies the Findings section of the July 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — June 27, 2014, 8:00 am

“Tabatioca,” a photo collage by Caio Reisewitz

Tabatioca

“Tabatioca,” a photo collage by Caio Reisewitz, whose work is currently on view at the International Center of Photography, in New York City. © The artist. Courtesy Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo. This photo collage appears in the Readings section of the July 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — June 20, 2014, 8:00 am

“AUTOMOBILE. Field Sobriety Test. Photographer Unknown. 07-06-1958”

AUTOMOBILE. Field Sobriety Test. Photographer Unknown. 07-06-1958

“AUTOMOBILE. Field Sobriety Test. Photographer Unknown. 07-06-1958,” one in a series of photographs from the archives of the Los Angeles Police Department on view in April at Paris Photo LA© Los Angeles Police Department. Courtesy Fototeka Los Angeles. This photograph appears in the Readings section of the July 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — June 13, 2014, 4:08 pm

Discovery, a painting by Ricky Allman

Discovery

Discovery, a painting by Ricky Allman, whose work was on view in June at Galleri Benoni, in Copenhagen. Courtesy the artist. This painting appears in the Readings section of the July 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — June 6, 2014, 8:00 am

“Clover Tangle,” a photograph by David Wolf

Clover Tangle

“Clover Tangle,” a photograph from the series Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden, by David Wolf, whose work was on view in February at the Center for Photographic Art, in Carmel, California. Courtesy the artist and Corden|Potts Gallery, San Francisco. This photograph appears in the Readings section of the June 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — June 3, 2014, 8:05 am

“Silverback Gorilla,” by Iván Krassoievitch

“Silverback Gorilla”

“Silverback Gorilla,” from the Posters Bitten by the Artist’s Dog series, by Iván KrassoievitchCourtesy the artist and Machete, Mexico City and Buenos Aires. This image accompanied the Findings section of the June 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — May 30, 2014, 8:00 am

Firepeople, a painting by Jules de Balincourt

Firepeople

Firepeople, a painting by Jules de Balincourt, whose work was on view in April at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. © The artist. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London. This painting appears in the Readings section of the June 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — May 22, 2014, 8:00 am

Gyre, a photo collage by Fred Tomaselli

Gyre

Gyre, a photo collage with leaves, acrylic, and resin on wood panel, by Fred Tomaselli, whose work is on view this month at James Cohan Gallery, in New York City. © The artist. Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York City and Shanghai. This collage appears in the Readings section of the June 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — May 16, 2014, 8:00 am

Take It from the Top, by Olive Ayhens

Take It from the Top

Take It from the Top, a painting by Olive Ayhens, whose work is on view this month at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, in New York City. © The Artist. This painting appears in the Readings section of the June 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — May 5, 2014, 8:00 am

Moment, a painting by David Schnell

Moment

Moment, a painting by David Schnell, whose work will be on view in September at Galerie EIGEN + ART, in Berlin. Courtesy Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig and Berlin. This photograph appears in the Readings section of the May 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — April 28, 2014, 8:00 am

“Shot in Mexico—On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared #3,” an archival pigment print by Jaki Irvine.

Shot in Mexico—On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared #3

“Shot in Mexico — On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared #3,” an archival pigment print by Jaki IrvineCourtesy the artist; Kerlin Gallery, Dublin; and Frith Street Gallery, London. This photograph appears in the Readings section of the May 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — April 21, 2014, 8:00 am

Sheer Cardigan and Avenida Amsterdam, paintings by Peter F. Gross

Sheer Cardigan and Avenida Amsterdam

Sheer Cardigan and Avenida Amsterdam, paintings by Peter F. Gross, whose work was on view in January at Linda Hodges Gallery, in Seattle. Courtesy the artist and Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle. This photograph appears in the Readings section of the May 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — April 18, 2014, 8:00 am

“London” (detail), by Bill Brandt

London (detail)

“London” (detail), by Bill Brandt © Bill Brandt Archive Ltd. This photograph appears on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — April 14, 2014, 8:00 am

“Afarsek (Peach),” a photograph by Tal Shochat

Afarsek (Peach)

“Afarsek (Peach),” a photograph by Tal Shochat, whose work was on view last March at Shulamit Gallery, in Venice, California. Courtesy the artist and Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York City. This photograph appears in the Readings section of the May 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Art — April 7, 2014, 8:00 am

Photograph by Zhang Xiao from his monograph Shanxi

From Shanxi

Photograph by Zhang Xiao from his monograph Shanxi, published last December by Little Big ManCourtesy the artist and Little Big Man. This photograph appears in the Readings section of the April 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

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