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Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. There's now a burgeoning business of selling mid-priced art online.
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The Exquisite Dissonance Of Kehinde Wiley

The Brooklyn Museum's mid-career Wiley retrospective wraps up this week; his large, elaborate works depict black men and women in traditional forms like oil, bronze sculture and even stained glass.
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'Filthy Lucre' Is A Modern Remix Of The Peacock Room's Wretched Excess

Two Smithsonian institutions have given artist Darren Waterston their blessings as he reimagines James McNeill Whistler's lavish and legendary 19th-century artwork as an utter ruin.
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Artist Shirin Neshat Captures Iran's Sharp Contrasts In Black And White

The Iranian-born visual artist has made her home country's turbulent history the subject of high art. The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., is hosting a retrospective of her work.
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1921 Matisse, 'Seated Woman,' To Be Reunited With Rosenberg Heirs

In Germany, a Matisse painting is being returned to Paul Rosenberg's family. It was one of more than 400 paintings stolen by the Nazis from the "first family" of art in Paris in the '20s and '30s.
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For Artist Elaine De Kooning, Painting Was A Verb, Not A Noun

One of de Kooning's friends once asked her what it was like to work in the shadow of her husband, Willem de Kooning. She replied: "I don't paint in his shadow, I paint in his light.'"
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Whitney Museum's New Building Opens Doors (And Walls) To Outside World

For decades, the museum was housed in a concrete fortress with few windows. Its new home offers striking views of the Manhattan skyline, but critics say the design draws attention away from the art.
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Picasso Painting Breaks Record For Most Expensive Artwork Sold At Auction

One of Pablo Picasso's later paintings in his series, "Les Femmes D'Alger" ("Women of Algiers"), was sold for $179.4 million, including the Christie's Auction House fee, at auction on Monday night.
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Picasso Painting Sells At Auction For $179 Million, A Record

Another record was set at the same auction when a Giacometti sculpture sold for $141 million. Thirty-four works of art were auctioned by Christie's at the event for a total of $706 million.
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Sculptor Chris Burden Dies At 69

The art world has lost a pioneering figure. Chris Burden began as a performance artist and left a public work that's now a symbol for Los Angeles. He died Sunday after a long illness.

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