Tag: Fine Art

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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.

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The Big-Eyed Children: The Extraordinary Story of an Epic Art Fraud

Margaret Keane’s husband stole credit for her iconic paintings, basking in fame and fortune that should have been hers for years. Then she told a reporter the truth.