Paying Debt to Nature with a Death as Obscure

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Six oil paintings by Jay DeFeo (1955-1989)

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Devil houses by Frank Albert Jones (1964-69)

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Nine glyphs—“drawings charged with literary, emotional, historical or mythic & poetic intensity”—by Ed Sanders

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Four portraits of inmates—woman suffering from obsessive envy, man suffering from delusions of military rank, woman with a gambling mania, and a kleptomaniac—at Salpêtrière asylum, Paris, by Théodore Géricault (1822-1823)

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Seven from Pierre Alechinsky’s Pages of the Universal Atlas (1984)

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"There is a picture I would have like to have shown you, the Portrait of the Stillborn Artist."—Hélène Cixous (on Brueghel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, 1558)

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Eight prints from Ana Mendieta’s Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints)—Face (1972)

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Ten paintings by Alma Thomas (1891–1978)

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Twelve photographs from Yto Barrada’s Riffs series (1999-2011)

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—Alice Notley (on Bookworm, 7/10/2014)

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