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Stephen Jones
HATS: AN ANTHOLOGY
by Michèle C. Cone

Sept. 30, 2011

Rembrandt’s portrait of Saskia in profile, exalted by a curvaceous broad-rimmed red hat, is but one of hundreds of great art works from the past in which women (and men) are depicted wearing a hat, or some sort of head covering. The hat has such a pervasive presence in art that it often passes unnoticed, unless it forces our attention by its incongruous presence. Think of the strange wreathed hat adorning the head of the naked, adolescent David in Donatello’s bronze; the large, messy, exuberant hat in Henri Matisse’s Woman with the Hat, which caused a scandal at the 1905 Salon d’Automne; or the platter with a dead fish that serves as a hat in Pablo Picasso’s 1942 painting of a seated woman, just to name a few of the most memorable hats invented by famous artists.

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Michèle C. Cone Archives
July 29, 2011
Fluxus at 50
GRAVITAS FOR PRANKSTERS
by Michèle C. Cone

"Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life," now at the Hood Museum of Art, coming to the Grey Art Gallery at NYU.
June 21, 2011
Joan Mitchell
(SHE'S NO) LADY PAINTER
by Michèle C. Cone

A new biography of Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell is both scholarly and sensationalistic.
May 5, 2011
The Cone Collection
HARVEST OF SOUVENIRS
by Michèle C. Cone

Collectibles and ephemera, plus some great artworks, in "The Cone Sisters" at the Jewish Museum.
Oct. 15, 2010
SECRETS OF THE MEXICAN SUITCASE
by Michèle C. Cone

Long-lost images of the Spanish Civil War come to light at the International Center for Photography.
July 21, 2010
FIRST STEPS
by Michèle C. Cone

Leo Castelli’s first steps in the art world: a "Surrealist" event in Paris in ’39.
May 6, 2010
REMEMBERING JEANNE-CLAUDE
by Michèle C. Cone

Publicly at the Metropolitan Museum, and on a personal note.
Apr. 26, 2010
THE SUCCESS OF CASTELLI
by Michèle C. Cone

Annie Cohen-Solal’s biography Leo and His Circle..
Feb. 24, 2010
VIDEO CABARET
by Michèle C. Cone
"Virtuoso Illusion: Cross-Dressing and the New Media Avant-Garde" at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Nov. 18, 2009
MERRY AMERICA
by Michèle C. Cone
Race in depictions of music and pleasure in 18th- and 19th-century American painting.
May 26, 2009
PEEP SHOW
by Michèle C. Cone
Sex and the phenomenology of looking in "Two Shows: Peeps / Pistoletto"at CUNY’s James Galley.
Apr. 14, 2009
LOLITOS IN FAG LIMBO
by Michèle C. Cone
Hernan Bas and the ambiguous desires of adolescence.
Jan. 13, 2009
RENAISSANCE LOVE
by Michèle C. Cone
"Art and Love in Renaissance Italy" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
May 20, 2008
DEATH AND THE ARTIST
by Michèle C. Cone
Issues of freedom and fame in the work of the Fluxus artist Yoko Ono.
Mar. 14, 2008
REALISM AND VOYEURISM
by Michèle C. Cone
Gustave Courbet liked to see what he was not supposed to see.
Dec. 28, 2007
WAR AND SEX
by Michèle C. Cone
Patriotism, propaganda and passion at Exit Art.
Nov. 29, 2007
PARIS IN THE FALL
by Michèle C. Cone
"The Third Mind" at the Palais de Tokyo, the new Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Diaspora, Alexander Ponomarev, more.
Oct. 5, 2007
THE LAST SENSUALISTS
by Michèle C. Cone
Death and eroticism in the new masculinity of the 1920s.
May 3, 2007
FEMALE TROUBLES
by Michèle C. Cone
"Global Feminisms" is a Tsunami-sized wave of distress signals.
Feb. 21, 2007
AN ALLEGORY OF SUBLIMATION
by Michèle C. Cone
Self-revelation through painting in the art of Jasper Johns.
Feb. 20, 2007
ARTNET NEWS
Michèle C. Cone on art & money at the CAA.
Jan. 5, 2007
SEXUAL MORES
by Michèle C. Cone
William Hogarth and the plight of women, both rich and poor.
Oct. 24, 2006
NAUGHTY FILMS, PRISSY ART
by Michèle C. Cone
Titillating the masses in the early 20th century.
July 31, 2006
REMEMBERING ARNO BREKER
by Michèle C. Cone
My visit with Hitler’s favorite sculptor.
May 24, 2006
EXCELLENCE HAS [NO] SEX
by Michèle C. Cone
Two new exhibitions give us an Eva Hesse for the 21st century.
Feb. 28, 2006
WHO CAN FORGET ULTRA VIOLET?
by Michèle C. Cone
The life and work of an Andy Warhol superstar.
Dec. 19, 2005
MATISSE AND THE
NATIONALISM OF VICHY, 1940-1944

by Michèle C. Cone
Henri Matisse and his art in Vichy France.
June 9, 2005
Translating Muntadas
by Michèle C. Cone
The artist behind Spain’s 2005 pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Jan. 27, 2005
PRELUDE TO DESIRE
by Michèle C. Cone
"Images of the Floating World" at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Dec. 2, 2004
ROMPING THROUGH HISTORY
by Michèle C. Cone
Peggy Guggenheim is "Mistress of Modernism" in a new biography.
Aug. 6, 2004
STARTING AT ZERO
by Michèle C. Cone
The political context of European Minimalism, 1958-68.
Feb. 17, 2004
THE END OF PLEASURE
by Michèle C. Cone
Donald Kuspit's new book, The End of Art.
Dec. 17, 2003
WHOSE MELANCHOLY?
by Michèle C. Cone
Picasso's portraits of Fernande at the National Gallery of Art.
Apr. 17, 2003
SCHAD'S CABARET
by Michèle C. Cone
Christian Schad and the transition from Weimar to the Nazi era.
Jan. 3, 2003
BOUDOIR LIFE
by Michèle C. Cone
Constantin Guys and "la Vie romantique."
June 21, 2002
THE VULNERABLE SEX
by Michèle C. Cone
Artpress editor Catherine Millet's autobiography of sexual excess.



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