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“April Garden”

“April Garden,” a photograph by Didier Massard, whose work is on view through July 24 as part of the exhibition 19 Years at 535 at Julie Saul Gallery, in New York City.
“April Garden,” a photograph by Didier Massard, whose work is on view through July 26 as part of the exhibition 19 Years at 535 at Julie Saul Gallery, in New York City.
Courtesy the artist and Julie Saul Gallery, New York City

The Paradise of Others

The Paradise of Others, a mixed-media artwork by María Berrío, whose work is on view through August 24th at Kohn Gallery, in Los Angeles.
Courtesy the artist and Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

“Untitled”

Pearl, a Broad-Breasted White turkey, aged seven, who fell off a truck in New York City that was headed to a live market.
Pearl, a Broad-Breasted White turkey, aged seven, who fell off a truck in New York City that was headed to a live market. A photograph by Isa Leshko, from her book Allowed to Grow Old, published in May by the University of Chicago Press.
Courtesy the artist and University of Chicago Press

Melissa Sleeping

Melissa Sleeping, a painting by Terry Powers, whose work is on view at Guerrero Gallery, in San Francisco.
Melissa Sleeping, a painting by Terry Powers, whose work is on view this week at Guerrero Gallery, in San Francisco.
Courtesy the artist and Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco

Swimmers, 2019

Swimmers, 2019, a painting by Anna Bjerger, whose work is on view this week at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, in Copenhagen.
Swimmers, 2019, a painting by Anna Bjerger, whose work is on view this week at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, in Copenhagen.
Courtesy the artist and Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

The Gay Liberation Front marches on Times Square, New York, 1969.

The Gay Liberation Front marches on Times Square, New York, 1969. A photograph by Diana Davies, whose work is on view through July 13 as part of the exhibition Love and Resistance: Stonewall 50, at the New York Public Library.
The Gay Liberation Front marches on Times Square, New York, 1969. A photograph by Diana Davies, whose work is on view through July 13 as part of the exhibition Love and Resistance: Stonewall 50, at the New York Public Library.
Courtesy the New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division

“Diner, Elizaville, New York, 2017”

"Diner, Elizaville, New York, 2017," a photograph by Tema Stauffer, whose work is on view this week at Tracey Morgan Gallery, in Asheville, North Carolina.
“Diner, Elizaville, New York, 2017,” a photograph by Tema Stauffer, whose work is on view this week at Tracey Morgan Gallery, in Asheville, North Carolina.
Courtesy the artist and Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina

The One Who Opened the Jar

Joana Choumali The One Who Opened the Jar
The One Who Opened the Jar, an embroidered collage from the series Albahian, by Joana Choumali, whose work was on view last week at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, in New York City.
Courtesy the artist and Loft Art Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco

Pulse

pulse wardell milan
Pulse, a mixed-media artwork by Wardell Milan, whose work is on view this week at David Nolan Gallery, in New York City.
Courtesy the artist and David Nolan Gallery, New York City

“Untitled, (Housing development), Near Draper, Utah”

“Untitled, (Housing development), Near Draper, Utah,” a photograph by Victoria Sambunaris, whose work is on view this week at Yancey Richardson, in New York City.
“Untitled, (Housing development), Near Draper, Utah,” a photograph by Victoria Sambunaris, whose work is on view this week at Yancey Richardson, in New York City.
Courtesy the artist and Yancey Richardson, New York City

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