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Critic’s Notebook: What Christian Artifacts of the Middle East Can Show Us About Tolerance

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:45:47 GMT

A page of a 17th-century prayer book in Syriac and Arabic.An exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris looks at 2,000 years of Christians in the Arab World. It has a message for France — and for us all.

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Art Review: The Comedic Beauty of Laura Owens’s Work

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:15:47 GMT

A detail from an untitled seascape in Laura Owens’s midcareer survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This 2009 painting pairs lurid tones of purples and pinks with clunky white waves.At the Whitney, this artist’s superb midcareer survey and catalog highlight her art, life and times — and a world of possibility for painting.

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Art Review: ‘Wiener Werkstätte’: Going Broke for the Love of Beauty

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:07:39 GMT

An installation view of “Wiener Werkstätte, 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty,” an exhibition full of covetable objects at the Neue Galerie.An exhibition of covetable objects at the Neue Galerie explores a Viennese collective that was better at fabricating teapots and textiles than at turning a profit.

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Critic’s Notebook: That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:05:15 GMT

Crowds at Christie’s catching a glimpse of “Salvator Mundi.”Our critic won’t weigh in on the painting’s authenticity, but he will tell you what he saw: a blank-eyed Christ, meek and monotonous.

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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:47:57 GMT

The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s.The price was astounding, even more so because some experts criticized a Christie’s marketing campaign that glossed over the painting’s flaws.

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A Struggling Historic Library Says It Needs to Sell Its Art

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:39:11 GMT

The James Prendergast Library in Jamestown, N.Y.To the dismay of some residents of Jamestown, N.Y., its historic library is selling a respected collection of art because it needs additional funds.

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An Artist Turns Her Lens on a New Art City: Miami

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:37:08 GMT

The filmmaker Dara Friedman at her home in Miami’s Coconut Grove.With a major retrospective at the Pérez museum, the Miami filmmaker Dara Friedman talks about her art, her career — and her city as a cultural capital.

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Why Richard Avedon’s Work Has Never Been More Relevant

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:31:38 GMT

“William Casby, Born in Slavery, Algiers, Louisiana” (1963), one of many portraits in Richard Avedon’s “Nothing Personal,” a book he worked on with James Baldwin.The photographer’s social conscience, revealed in a show at Pace/MacGill and a new edition of “Nothing Personal,” deepens his enduring legacy.

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Albert Paley Selling a Sampling of His Metalwork

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:38:55 GMT

A cardboard model of Albert Paley’s sculpture “Evanesce.”The auction will consist of about 55 works, including 1960s moonstone jewelry, recent steel tables and fireplace tools.

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Creator of Brazil’s Outdoor Museum Inhotim Sentenced to Prison

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:18:37 GMT

Bernardo Paz, the creator of Inhotim Institute, a contemporary art center and botanical garden in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil, was sentenced to nine years in prison.Bernardo Paz, the founder of the Inhotim Institute, was convicted of money laundering.

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A Shortlist of What We Like Right Now

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:14:17 GMT

Andreatti in the living room environment she designed for Fendi, which includes an asymmetric striped velvet sofa.Understated furniture from Fendi, dramatic ceramics, pine on your plate and more.

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After Leonardo’s Sky-High Sale, the Art World Asks, Is There Still a Ceiling?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:48:04 GMT

The sale room floor at Christie’sWednesday night during bidding for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvatore Mundi.”“People keep asking me, ‘When are we going to see the billion-dollar painting?’”

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Homesick for Downton Abbey? Here’s a Way to Go Back There

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:40:21 GMT

Arrested time: Fans of “Downton Abbey” can wander into Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen, steaming pots and all, in “Downton Abbey: The Exhibit” in Manhattan.“Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” comes to Manhattan, offering fans of the series a cleverly immersive period wonderland.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:31:10 GMT

Two viewers observe the dialogue of images between Cynthia Daignault and Daniel Heidkamp, part of “Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists” at the Met. See listing below.Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

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After ‘Vandalism Got Vandalized,’ a Banksy Is Brought Back to Life

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:34:32 GMT

Banksy’s “Looters,” mid-conservation, in New Orleans.On Saturday, a formerly graffiti-covered work by Banksy is to be unveiled, coinciding with the opening day of the art show Prospect New Orleans.

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With Big Gift and Tighter Oversight, the Met Gains Solid Ground

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:02:08 GMT

Herbert and Florence Irving. Ms. Irving and her husband’s estate are giving $80 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Coming off a tumultuous year, the museum is reducing its deficit and aiming to increase transparency. An $80 million donation helps.

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By Design: A London Penthouse, in Shades of Gray

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:38:53 GMT

In the main living area, a plaster-topped brass bar by Faye Toogood, a 1965 Polar lounge chair by Esko Pajamies and an Anatolian kilim.The interior designer Faye Toogood creates a moody home that, like its owner, comes alive at night.

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New York Public Library Unveils $317 Million Master Plan

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:38:22 GMT

The master plan for the flagship building of the New York Public Library includes creating a new entrance on 40th Street, near Fifth Avenue.The plan improves circulation and opens up underused spaces, while also announcing a study on the hotly contested issue of the library’s stacks.

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Paris Restaurants Get a Design Boost

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:46:53 GMT

The verdant rooftop garden lounge at Pink Mamma, designed by Martin Brudinski Design Studio. Six new (and newish) places with good food, relaxed ambience — and big-name architects and design firms behind them.

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Park Avenue Armory Unveils Its 2018 Season

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:34 GMT

Billie Piper in “Yerma” at the Young Vic in London. The production will open the 2018 season at the Park Avenue Armory.Its vast drill hall will host productions by artists including Ivo van Hove, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and William Kentridge.

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Holocaust Artist’s Legacy Is Contested in Germany

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:36:04 GMT

Rosemarie Koczy’s artwork dealt with the Holocaust and its aftermath. She said she was sent to a concentration camp at age 3, but archivists have found documents that contradict her account.Rosemarie Koczy, whose works memorialized genocide victims, was accused by archivists of faking a past in Nazi concentration camps.

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Washington’s Tent: A Detective Story

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:56:22 GMT

A detail of Pierre Charles L’Enfant's watercolor. The chief historian of the Museum of the American Revolution thought the tent on the hill looked familiar.How the Museum of the American Revolution found the only known depiction of George Washington’s traveling headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

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Chagall’s Romantic Love Story Leads Sotheby’s Impressionist Sale

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:31:24 GMT

Marc Chagall’s “Les Amoureux” (1928) showing the artist in an embrace with his first wife and muse, Bella Rosenfeld, sold for $28.4 million at Sotheby’s auction of Impressionist and Modern art. It was an auction high for the artist.“These Impressionist sales aren’t the events they were, but the prices gave buyers some confidence,” said a London dealer.

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An All-Woman Art Fair During Art Basel Miami Beach

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:51:20 GMT

Members of the Guerrilla Girls at a 30th birthday party for the group in 2015. They will exhibit four monumental billboards at an all-woman art fair during Art Basel Miami Beach.A platform for female artists, aimed at righting gender inequality, will coexist with the commercial art fair in December.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:41:44 GMT

An installation view of Susan Cianciolo’s “Run Library” (2016-17).New shows feature discarded objects and negative space; arrangements of plants, fabric and knickknacks; and the overlooked portraits of Marcia Marcus.

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Palmyra, Plato and Play Doh: Getty Plans New Shows for Renovated Villa

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:48:53 GMT

The Getty Villa is expected to complete its renovation on April 18.The exhibitions will starting in April include one on Middle Eastern sculpture and another featuring contemporary artists on Plato’s legacy.

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Olga Viso, Embattled Leader of Walker Art Center, Steps Down

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:03:51 GMT

Olga Viso, the executive director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, will leave her position at the end of the year.Her 10-year tenure will end following a controversy over a sculpture that depicted gallows.

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Show Us Your Wall: A Downtown Artist Who Cast a Long Shadow

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:58:57 GMT

Oren Jacoby with one of the “Shadowman” paintings by Richard Hambleton, the subject of Mr. Jacoby’s new documentary.The “Shadowman” street paintings of Richard Hambleton are the subject of a documentary by Oren Jacoby, who also owns a work by this reclusive figure.

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Get in Line: The $100 Million da Vinci Is in Town

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 03:06:02 GMT

Outside Christie’s in Manhattan, a crowd waited for a glimpse of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” on Monday. The painting is on display to the public before its sale on Wednesday.In New York, where no museum contains a painting by Leonardo, it was a rare opportunity to view the artist’s work.

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Valuable Photographs Are Stolen From MoMA PS1 — Then Mailed Back

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:59:42 GMT

The New York Police Department released surveillance footage that it says shows a woman mailing the photographs back to MoMA PS1 from a Brooklyn shipping store.Two photographs by Carolee Schneemann valued at $105,000 disappeared, but were returned without explanation. The police are investigating the burglary.

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A Monument to Syria’s Civil War Is Erected in Berlin

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:47:00 GMT

“Monument,” by the German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni, at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, recreates a defensive barricade erected in Aleppo, Syria.A German-Syrian artist has recreated a famous photograph of a barricade made of buses during the Syrian civil war.

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Can You Draw the Starbucks Logo Without Cheating? Probably Not.

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:20:40 GMT

The Apple logo hanging on the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. In a recent consumer study, people had a difficult time recreating even some of the corporate world’s simplest and most ubiquitous logos.Many participants in a recent study failed to recreate famous logos from brands like Apple and Starbucks. But some experts say that shouldn’t worry companies.

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