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Speedy Toy Cars Blur The Boundaries Of Sculpture

Metropolis II is a giant model of a city with 1,200 colorful little cars zooming at lightning speed around it. The 10-foot-tall piece basically fills up a room, and accidents can happen at any time. Artist Chris Burden decided early in his career that "movement, performance in a certain sense, was the core of sculpture."
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In Haiti, Where Does Art Fit In?

With tens of thousands of Haitians still displaced and living in tent cities, some might consider art a luxury few can afford. But curator Diane Ford Dessables is working with venues in the U.S. to sell the work of Haitian painters. The sales go to the artists and to help rebuild an art school. Host Michel Martin talks with Dessables.
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Abstract Artist Helen Frankenthaler Dies At Age 83

At a time when the art world was still dominated by men, Frankenthaler's canvasses earned the respect of critics and influenced generations of artists. One of the major abstract expressionist painters of the 20th century, Frankenthaler died Tuesday at her home in Connecticut.
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Herzog's Doc Brings Prehistoric Paintings To Life

German filmmaker Werner Herzog was one of the few people permitted to enter a cave in France containing the oldest recorded cave paintings. What he saw — and what he imagined — is the subject of his documentary, The Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
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At MoMA, A Look At De Kooning's Shifts In Style

New York's Museum of Modern Art is currently hosting the first major Willem de Kooning retrospective. Critic Lloyd Schwartz says the exhibit traces the development of de Kooning's entire career, along with the little detours he took along the way.

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