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Spencer Sweeney: Smalls

Gagosian Online / Paris / Art

Spencer Sweeney, a downtown New York rock-and-roll figure, is also a painter. He carefully positions bodies in the silhouette of the classic reclining nude, but he clothes the shape in raucous, joyful color. He’s none too exacting about anatomy, either, creating bodies out of zigzags and legs out of S shapes. Sweeney’s work is both forceful and fun. —E.C.

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