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  • Ted Willcox, Unitled (Pin-Ups), ca. 1940–60, tapestry, 21 1/4 x 45 5/8". From “Exhibition #3.”

    “Exhibition #3”

    The Museum of Everything

    Rooms filled with works by outsider artists in the first exhibition at the Museum of Everything in 2009–10 made the institution’s mission clear: This was a place dedicated to the self-taught and the strange. “Exhibition #2” was a three-day display at Tate Modern in May 2010 of the work of more than 250 undiscovered and untrained artists who had responded to a national open call. “Exhibition #3”—which is on view at the Museum of Everything’s home base of Primrose Hill, London, and based almost entirely on the artist Sir Peter Blake’s personal collection of curiosities—also celebrates

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  • Gerd Arntz, Fabrik (Factory), 1927, woodcut on card, 17 x 12 7/8". From the series “12 Häuser der Zeit” (12 Houses of the Time), 1927.

    Gerd Arntz

    Between Bridges

    The subject of this show was, as the press release said, “one of the more unusual, if less well-known, artists of the Weimar Era.” So “Gerd Arntz (1900–1988) and Isotype” was exactly the kind of quirky, unexpected exhibition that has made Between Bridges, the tiny exhibition space run by Wolfgang Tillmans, one of my favorite London art destinations. The twenty-eight works shown here ranged in date from 1924 to 1969 and were mostly black-and-white woodcuts, though there were also a couple of black-and-white linocuts as well as eight of the one hundred color plates from the portfolio Gesellschaft

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