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Christie's Sells Matisse for $48.8 Million at Fall Auction

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The bronze sculpture by Henri Matisse, Nu de Dos, 4 État sold for nearly $48.8 million at Christie's on Wednesday, a record for the artist at auction.

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East Village Gallery Shows Off Indian Art

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

For years, New York City has been the center of the modern art world. But in recent decades, the business of art has gotten more and more global.

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Record-Breaking Modigliani Sale Kicks Off Fall Art Auction Season

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A fortnight of the year's most anticipated art sales got off to a bang on Tuesday night. An undisclosed buyer purchased Amedeo Modigliani's Nu Assis Sur un Divan (La Belle Romaine) for a whopping $68.9 million.

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New Yorkers Celebrate el Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Although it’s a big holiday in parts of America, el Dia de los Muertos is still a rather quaint celebration in New York involving bright paper banners, flowers and candles, all reserved for the dead. Here's WNYC's Day of the Dead primer.

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Iraqi Refugee Art Exhibit Shows ‘Common Humanity’

Monday, October 25, 2010

The exhibit was curated by Mel Lehman, director and founder of a group focused on building understanding between the West and Arab and Muslim worlds.

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'Free' Exhibit at the New Museum Links Art and Cyberspace

Friday, October 22, 2010

An exhibit at The New Museum explores the growing impact of the Internet on artistic expression. “Free” opened this week with contributions from 22 contemporary artists from a range of disciplines—including sculpture, photography, collage, installation, and video.

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Weekend Update: Finger Painters, Cellphone Photographers and Mobile Musicians Converge on New York City

Friday, October 22, 2010

They're using mobile phones for talking, texting, e-mailing, playing video games, and now...fine art.

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Three Faiths: NY Public Library Exhibition Celebrates Shared Religious Traditions

Friday, October 22, 2010

"Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam" opens on Friday at the New York Public Library with some of the library’s most rare and beautiful spiritual texts.

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Guggenheim and YouTube Unveil 'Biennial of Creative Video'

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Guggenheim Museum and YouTube will screen 20 videos which won an online "Biennial of Creative Video" contest. The museum will project the videos onto its facade Thursday and Friday night from sundown until 10:30 P.M.

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Art Deaccessioning: Right or Wrong?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This week, sanctions were lifted from the National Academy Museum, which got in trouble two years ago for selling off artworks from its collection to pay bills. Learn how the experts are weighing in on the practice of deaccessioning.

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New 'Arts in Mind' Series Focuses on Artists, Mental Health

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This new conversation series will debut on Wednesday with “Elegies for Our Lost Asylum.” All talks, which are free and open to the public, will be held at The New School.

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MacArthur Foundation Names 2010 Fellows

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Nicknamed the "Genius Grant," the honor is a no-strings-attached gift of $500,000 distributed to individuals who exhibit creativity and originality in their fields. This year's bunch includes, among others, writers, scientists and a type designer.

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Lichtenstein and Torres García Paintings Head Back to Brazil

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Somehow, illegally traded art often finds its way to the Big Apple. But this week, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York began to move some smuggled art works out of New York City.

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NY Supreme Court Allows Vendors to Sell Work in City Parks

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It looks like the city's art vendors aren't going anywhere, for now. On Monday, a justice from the New York State Supreme Court upheld a ruling that temporarily stops the city from limiting the number of artists selling their work in several city parks.

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American Folk Museum Mired in Debt

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The American Folk Art Museam is struggling to pay a $32 million dollar bond. They're not the only museum flailing in the downturn. Find out what's going on with NYC museum finances.

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Watching Paint Dry: Times Square Street Mural Almost Complete

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Times Square's got the blues. Artist Molly Dilworth's "Cool Water, Hot Island" river-like street treatment was unveiled by city officials today, who hope the public art will lend a sense of permanence to Times Square's pedestrian plazas.

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Larry Rivers: Right or Wrong?

Friday, July 23, 2010

NYU faced controversy last week after purchasing, along with the archives of artist Larry Rivers, topless videos of his teenage daughter that she claims were taken without her consent. Hear what experts are saying on the issue here.

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Art, Murder and Mystery on the Lower East Side

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nine galleries in the Lower East side were inspired by an unlikely source: a murder mystery. The novel, Richard Price's "Lush Life," has been interpreted by a handful of artists -- you can see them tonight in the Lower East Side artwalk.

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Questions for Art Spiegelman

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

When we asked Cartoonist Art Spiegelman to let us in on what he's been consuming lately, we got an earful!

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Artist Harvey Pekar Dead at 70

Monday, July 12, 2010

Comic book author Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic, "American Splendor," was made into an Oscar-nominated movie in 2003, was found dead at his home today. He was 70.

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