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Missing Painting Found On Set Of 'Stuart Little'

A Hungarian art expert was watching the movie on TV when he noticed a painting hanging on a wall. He knew it as a famous, missing work of art that hadn't been seen by the general public since 1928.
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Mega-Rich Invest In Works By Living Artists

Renee Montagne talks to art sociologist and writer Sarah Thornton about how the habits of the 1 percent reverberate across the art world. She is the author of 33 Artists in 3 Acts.
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Nazi-Era Art Cache Brings Provenance Issues To Swiss Museum

Audie Cornish talks to Jonathan Petropolous, professor of European History at Claremont McKenna College, about the acceptance of Nazi-era art by the Museum of Fine Arts Bern in Switzerland.
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Lost — Then Found — Along The Border, Objects Become Art

A photographer's journey along the U.S.-Mexico border turned up dramatic images of lost possessions. Those found items were later made into instruments that sound just like that desolate landscape.
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For One Artist, Colorblindness Opened Up A World Of Black And White

After his diagnosis, Peter Milton wasn't about to abandon art; but he did feel he had to abandon color. Today he says he finds black and white to be "fully more elegant than color."
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Cosbys Start A 'Conversation' With African-American Art

Bill and Camille Cosby have loaned more than 60 pieces of art to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the Cosbys about their collection.
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'National Gallery' Offers A Lingering Look At Art

Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman's latest documentary takes audiences behind-the-scenes at London's National Gallery and delves into the stories being told in paintings. Wiseman tells NPR's Robert Siegel what he learned and how he goes about filmmaking.
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Mexico Claims U.S. Auction House Sold Stolen, Fake Artifacts

Bonhams Auction House sold several pre-Hispanic artifacts in New York on Wednesday. The Mexican government says half of them are fake, and the other half were stolen from Mexico.
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Famous Paintings Sell For Millions At Auction, But The Artist Gets Zero

Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.
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'Grand Bargain' Will Help Save Detroit — And Its Art

A federal judge in Detroit ruled favorably on the city's "grand bargain" on Friday, approving the city's exit from Bankruptcy. We look at the role foundations played in bringing it about and the Foundation for Detroit's Future, which will be set up in the wake of the verdict.

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