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Human Interest: Judith Bernstein on Urs Fischer

In this Whitney Stories video series, artists choose portraits that inspire them from Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection. Urs Fischer’s portrait of fellow artist Julian Scnhabel is an eight-foot-tall candle that melts over time. Here, Judith Bernstein describes this work as a portrayal of the male ego, and speaks about her own engagement with politics as a woman in the art world.

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A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

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