The 100 Works of Art That Defined the Decade

The 100 Works of Art That Defined the Decade

Our critic reveals his picks,of the key artworks of the 2010s.

Titus Kaphar, Shifting the Gaze (2017)

Kind of an anti-painting painting, and symbolic of a much larger conversation: Working onstage during a 2017 TED Talk seen by about 1.5 million people, Kaphar displayed a copy of a 17th-century Dutch portrait by Frans Hals, Family Group in a Landscape (ca. 1645-48), explicating its compositional language and gradually painting over the principal figures to leave only the black figure otherwise overlooked in the background visible.

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Titus Kaphar, Shifting the Gaze (2017). Photo: Jack Shainman Gallery, courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.