Charles Palermo is professor of art history in the department of art and art history and director of film and media studies at the College of William and Mary. He is also a founding editor of nonsite.org. His current research project is an account of monetary exchange as a metaphor for photography. His most recent book, Modernism and Authority: Picasso and His Milieu around 1900 (2015), describes the crisis of authority in artistic representation around the turn of the twentieth century in the symbolist circle around the young Picasso and Apollinaire.
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