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Riots at the Museum

With political upheaval roiling the globe, great art institutions are giving a platform to artists who rage against the Establishment
Durham’s Self-Portrait Pretending to Be a Stone Statue of Myself

When Jimmie Durham decorated a baby buffalo skull with feathers and paint in 1982 and installed it in a small art gallery in Manhattan’s East Village, he intended for the skull, along with the rest of his installation, to be destroyed when the show was over. Instead it will appear this November, tastefully lit and accompanied by wall text, in the hushed galleries

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