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Dead Bees, Nail Clippings And Priceless Art In Warhol's 'Time Capsules'

More than 600 boxes filled with letters, newspaper clippings and the occasional nearly-nude photo comprise a posthumous exhibit at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The Time Capsules were packed away by Warhol, an infamous pack-rat, throughout his life.
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Behind Rockwell's Idyllic America, There Were A Lot Of Therapy Bills

In his later years, Norman Rockwell lived in the kind of small town you'd expect to see in his paintings. But he didn't move there for its tranquil pastures; he moved for the psychiatric institute where he and his wife sought treatment. In American Mirror, Deborah Solomon looks at the artist's relationship with his psychoanalyst.
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Priceless Italian Treasure Is Shown Off In Rare Exhibition

For the first time, 70 pieces of the Treasure of San Gennaro — said to be more valuable than the British crown jewels — have been transported from a vault in Naples to a museum in Rome. The collection highlights historic gifts from European leaders, including Napoleon.
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Forget The Lottery; You Have Better Odds Of Winning This Picasso

Man With Opera Hat is being raffled off to raise money for Tyre, an ancient Phoenician city in Lebanon. At $135, tickets don't come cheap, but your chances of winning are much better than the megalotteries a lot of people enter, and it's still the closest many will come to owning one of Pablo Picasso's works.
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A Photographer Turns Her Lens On Men Who Catcall

Social media was abuzz this week with the images of photographer Hannah Price, whose project documents men she encountered on the streets of Philadelphia. In an interview, she talks about the choices and intentions behind the project.
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Banksy's Latest Work Takes On The Meat Industry ... With Puppets

The street artist's latest piece is called "Sirens of the Lambs," and it features a bunch of cuddly puppet animals peeking out of a slaughterhouse truck, squealing with fear. The truck is set to tour around New York City for the next week and a half.
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3-D Printing A Masterwork For Your Living Room

It's now possible to create an impressive copy of Michelangelo's David or Rodin's The Thinker with a 3-D printer. Rather than object, some museum curators see this high-tech replication as a way to bring near-real versions of classic works to the masses.
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For MacArthur 'Genius,' 'Love' Is The Essence Of Her Art

Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems has been celebrated for her art and activism for decades, and now she can add a MacArthur "genius" grant to her collection. In a conversation with NPR's Michel Martin, Weems discusses life, love and turning 60.
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'Love' Is The Real Essence Of MacArthur Genius' Art

Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems has been celebrated for her art and activism for decades, and now she can add a MacArthur 'Genius' Grant to her collection. In a 'Wisdom Watch' conversation with host Michel Martin, Weems discusses life, love and turning sixty.
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Art Dealer Pleads Guilty To Selling Fraudulent Paintings

Glafira Rosales sold work she claimed was painted by Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning to two Manhattan galleries. Host Scott Simon talks to New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz about the paintings, which were actually done by a Chinese artist living in Queens.

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