“America” is over. Or at least it will be on Sept. 15, when the exhibition of that name closes at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum after a one-year run. It has been one of the smallest exhibitions in the museum’s history, comprising a single work of art: a fully functional 18-karat gold toilet, designed by the puckish Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and installed in a single-occupancy museum restroom. But it has been popular with visitors, some of whom waited in line for an hour to test its metal.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, lovers of Japanese woodblock art: Let’s get ready to rumble! In this corner, the prince of portraits, the regent of realism, the king of Kabuki-actor pictures: Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864). And in this corner, the wizard of warriors, the sultan of the supernatural, the ancestor of anime: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). These two titans, the best-selling woodblock artists of 19th-century Japan, are squaring off in “Showdown!
The artist M. F. Husain honed his skills in 1930s Mumbai as a painter for hire, creating vivid billboards to draw audiences for the growing Indian film industry. He went on to join other artists who wanted to throw off traditional styles but frequently returned to cinematic subjects like the actress Madhuri Dixit. In 2008, Husain was commissioned to create 32 large-scale paintings depicting the sweep of Indian history and culture. He finished eight before his death in 2011 at 95.
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