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Art, Monday Gallery — September 19, 2016, 12:39 pm

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Untitled (Prologue II)

“Untitled (Prologue II),” a photograph by Dawit L. Petros, whose work will be on view as part of the exhibition Recent Histories: New Photography from Africa, opening on Thursday, September 22, at the Walther Collection, in New York City. Artwork courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary, London

Art, Sketch — September 14, 2016, 8:00 am

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Self Help

From How to Be Perfect: An Illustrated Guide, with words by Ron Padgett and illustrations by Jason Novak. The book was published this month by Coffee House Press. Padgett’s 2011 book, How Long, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Jason Novak’s illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and on this website.

Art, Monday Gallery — September 12, 2016, 11:56 am

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Under Heaven

Under Heaven — 2801JO051, an oil painting by Xu Zhen (with detail), currently on view at James Cohan Gallery in New York City. Artwork courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery

Art, Monday Gallery — September 5, 2016, 8:00 am

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A Secretary Bird and a Cock of the Rock

A secretary bird, 1870, and a Guianan cock of the rock, 1862–64, reproduced in Remarkable Birds, which was published this month by Thames & Hudson. Artwork © The British Library Board

Art, Monday Gallery — August 29, 2016, 3:49 pm

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La madonne (Madonna)

“La madonne (Madonna),” a photograph by Carolle Benitah, whose work appears in Family Photography Now, published in June by Thames & Hudson. Photograph © The artist

Art, Monday Gallery — August 22, 2016, 3:05 pm

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Big Marsh, Calumet Region, Chicago, 2015

“Big Marsh, Calumet Region, Chicago, 2015,” a photograph by Terry Evans, whose work is on view in the exhibition Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, in Chicago. Photograph © The artist

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