Tag: Fine Art

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Her Own Best Disputant

An early profile of Diane Keaton.

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The Quest for Hitler's Lost Treasures

The detective work that led to the recovery of a trove of stolen Nazi art.

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The Most Unusual Art Gift Ever

The holdings of the Seattle Art Museum are historically male-dominated. When Matthew Offenbacher won a prize for his own art, he decided to use it to beef up their queer and female holdings.

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The New New Museum

On the evolution of the Whitney Museum.

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Sally Mann's Exposure

In 1992, a magazine story introduced the world to the photographs of Sally Mann. Here, she responds to the firestorm that article produced.

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The Movie Star and the Missing Totem Pole

John Barrymore once had a totem pole on his Beverly Hills estate. But where did it come from?

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The Eeriness of the English Countryside

Why do all those rugged coastlines, moors and stone buildings make England seem haunted?

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Life Lines

Lonnie Sue Johnson is an artist who can’t retain a memory for longer than a minute or two.

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The Undiminished Charisma of Sarah Lucas

The British artist, a contemporary of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, has been called “the most unabashedly all-balls-out, rock ‘n’ roll” of her generation.

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Australia’s Temple of Weird

An art museum in Tasmania is saving the local economy. It also offers an “eternity membership” which, for $75,000, will see your ashes displayed there once you’ve gone.

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The Art World’s Patron Satan

Stefan Simchowitz has supported dozens of emerging young artists. Why do so many people hate him?

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The Dark and Light of Francisco Goya

On the artist’s portrayal of violence and humanity.