The best of 2016: Seventeen distinguished contributors—David Adjaye, Christine Tohme, Hal Foster, Grace Wales Bonner, Jack Bankowsky, Christine Macel, Jeffrey Weiss, Eva Birkenstock, Matthew Higgs, Du Keke, Greil Marcus, Daniel Birnbaum
, Claire Bishop, Negar Azimi, Michael Ned Holte, Tim Griffin, and Vince Aletti—consider the year in art. “The Artists' Artists,” reflections of the most striking single work, event or exhibition of 2016, with responses by Cindy Sherman
, Liam Gillick
, Howardena Pindell, Julian Schnabel
, Bernard Frize, Simon Fujiwara, and more. Plus, Top Tens on the best in film, music, books, and performance from John Waters, Angel Olsen, and Terry Castle, and a special section on “The Year In Shock.”
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