The Artist Who Made Flawless Replications Her Medium

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“Sturtevant, who died earlier this year at age 89, did far more than replicate, especially after she turned to video in the 1990s. But her chameleon-like renditions of other artists’ work defined her career – engendering violent criticism in the 1960s, and finding wide recognition only later in life.”

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At Harvard, Three Museums Become One

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“The Renzo Piano-designed scheme on the edge of the Harvard campus doubles the museums’ combined square footage, increasing gallery space by 40%. But the changes at Harvard extend well beyond bricks and mortar and creating extra space to show more of its 250,000-strong art collection.”

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For The Centennial Of The Great War, A Reimagined Imperial War Museum

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“Nothing symbolizes the mayhem of the 1914-18 war more than those crude lines of defense, so it is fitting that one of the most dramatic features of London’s newly redesigned [IWM] is a re-creation of a trench. More than 52 feet of dark, claustrophobic passageway, 8 feet high, filled with the infernal racket of whizzing shells, the rat-a-tat of machine guns, the roar of planes.”

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The Woman Who Matches $10 Million Masterpieces To The People Who Can Pay For Them

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“Her profile rocketed after she helped her contemporary-art clients place bids or win half of Christie’s top 10 priciest works in May. Nearly 6 feet tall, she was easy to spot standing between colleagues in the saleroom’s phone banks, wielding three cellphones at a time and lobbing bids at a regular clip. By sale’s end, she helped her Chinese clients win as much as $236 million of art.”

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The Gallery In The Button Shop

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“Artists also seem attracted to the button-shop concept: That an industrial workshop could house art, and that an aspiring gallerist works side-by-side with her father. The artists who display their work with Ms. Li see the space as a rare opportunity, to show artwork in a heavily trafficked neighborhood and in a shop with a unique sense of New York City’s history.”

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When Richard Avedon Photographed The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

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“A thousand years from now when history textbooks will allocate to the Cold War a mere couple of paragraphs, the text should be illustrated by one Berlin Wall photograph. For by seizing this singular moment in history, Richard Avedon exposed in the faces of his subjects the stress and the pain behind the wall and the related historical events.”

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Detroit Institute Of Arts Saved As City’s Bankruptcy Plan Is Approved

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“With his decision on Friday approving this city’s federal bankruptcy plan, Judge Steven W. Rhodes – aided by nearly a billion dollars in private and state rescue money – ended an unprecedented threat to the Detroit Institute of Arts, whose world-class paintings and sculpture could have been parceled off at auction to help pay city debt.”

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