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hyperallergic Hip-Hop Meets Art History — Cecilia Azcarate, a designer at Johannes Leonardo creative agency, must have been having one of those moments when she came up with the idea for her art history tumblelog, B4XVI (which stands for “before the 16th century,” as all the art she uses is). In an unlikely marriage, it pairs pictures of rappers with historical sculptures, paintings, and statues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, tracing the swag and power poses of hip-hop artists like Young Thug and Whiz Khalifa to pre-Colombian effigies and Netherlandish paintings. 11h

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hyperallergic On September 8, Finnish company Itella Posti will release stamps featuring the work of Tom of Finland. The postage honors his art’s “confident and proud homoeroticism,” as the Itella Posti proclaims, with two drawings from his prolific career selected for the September–October run. 2d

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hyperallergic This medieval Hebrew Bible is on display at @metmuseum during Passover (which starts tonight). Beginning of Exodus (folio 47v) from a Hebrew Bible (1450–96 CE), tempera, ink, and gold on parchment, Spanish and Portuguese (on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, lent by the Hispanic Society of America, New York, L.2013.18) 2d

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hyperallergic A look at the "George Nakashima: In Conversation" exhibition at Untitled gallery 3d

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hyperallergic A view of photos of the old Yankee Stadium by Jon Plasse
For his show "The Stadium" at @bosigalleryny
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hyperallergic A look at details of Pius Fox's "We a Expected Something Better Than Before" show at Pablo's Birthday #LESgalleryhop 3d

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hyperallergic A view of Gil Bank's show at Joe Sheftel Gallery #LESgalleryhop 3d

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hyperallergic Two works from Joe Sola's "American Sex Room and Other Works" show at Blackston gallery 4d

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hyperallergic Valentina Liernur's "Corruzione" at Reena Spaulings gallery 4d

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hyperallergic A look at Summer Wheat's stunning installation based on Vermeer's Milkmaid at @pocketutopia 4d

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hyperallergic Gallery hopping today on LES: Paintings by (clockwise from left) Barnaby Furnas, Annie Lapin, Dee Ferris at @sargentsdaughters 4d

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hyperallergic Detail of Philip Hanson, “There’s a certain slant of light (Dickinson)” (2013) (image courtesy Corbett vs. Dempsey) 4d

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hyperallergic Replica pasta noodles at Sekan Ozkaya and George L. Legendre's "One and Three Pasta" 4d

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hyperallergic Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, “Untitled zine” (1999) (courtesy the artist and the Fales Library & Special Collections, NYU) 5d

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hyperallergic Hunter Barnes, “A Prayer for God’s Will” (nd), A Testimony of Serpent Handling is available from Reel Art Press. 5d

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hyperallergic Checking out the Skewville and ASVP show at the @DoyleNewYork 5d

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hyperallergic Marie Høeg, "Untitled” (1896–1905). Photographs printed from glass negatives. Courtesyof Preus Museum, Horten. (photograph courtesy of the ONE Archives) 6d

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hyperallergic Detail of Apostolos Georgiou, “Untitled” (2005), acrylic on canvas, 240 x 210 cm (image courtesy the artist) 6d

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hyperallergic Hattie Mann Marshall, “Genealogy of the Lee family of Virginia and Maryland” (1886) from The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge by Manuel Lima (Princeton Architectural Press) 7d

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hyperallergic First look at the massive new Swoon installation at the @brooklynmuseum 1w

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