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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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At LA Museum, A Powerful And Provocative Look At 'Islamic Art Now'

The dramatic images at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art linger in the mind. Curator Linda Komaroff says she hopes the collection challenges an American audience to rethink preconceptions.
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A Woman Uses Art To Come To Terms With Her Father's Death

Artist Jennifer Rodgers' father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.
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Can You Spot The Fake Fragonard?

A London gallery has asked visitors to spot the single fake, produced for about $100 in China, and displayed among its priceless collection. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what makes art valuable.
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Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the centuries have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.
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Lunch With Monet, Dinner With Jackson Pollock

Two new books focus on the culinary lives of these two artists. Turns out, their approaches to food provide a new way of thinking about their two very different approaches to art.
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Gift Worth $400 Million To Art Institute Of Chicago Includes Works By Warhol

The donation was confirmed after the museum agreed to display the 42 paintings, silk-screens and sculptures for the next 50 years.
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Wordless Ads Speak Volumes In 'Unbranded' Images Of Women

Artist Hank Willis Thomas strips slogans and brands off ads to create images that expose American preoccupations. His last series focused on African-Americans; his new work features white women.
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Painting The 'Epic Drama' Of The Great Migration: The Work Of Jacob Lawrence

A rare exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art features 60 of Lawrence's paintings about the journey of 6 million African-Americans, who fled the segregated South during the Great Migration.

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