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      By Bob Nickas Jul 14, 2014

      Trompe L’Oeil

      What do photographs want from us? Why won't they leave us alone? We create them, and they surround us, hold us captive, demand and extract psychic ransom. We allow ourselves to be overtaken by them and then wonder why we can't stop taking them, or look aw…

      By Bob Nickas Jul 14, 2014
      By Bob Nickas Mar 21, 2013

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      Why. I Hate. Graffiti

      Have you noticed how lame graffiti in New York has become in 2013? Especially the one-liners you see more and more of, with their pseudophilosophy and visual impairment. Where exactly is the art? And what's the message?

      By Bob Nickas Mar 21, 2013
      By Bob Nickas Dec 14, 2012

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      Long May Neil Young

      On the occasion of Neil Young's recent resurgence—two new back-to-back albums with Crazy Horse, for which they are currently on tour, and his autobiography, 'Waging Heavy Peace,' marking his 67th birthday—I'd like to take a moment to consider one of our m…

      By Bob Nickas Dec 14, 2012