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This Is Not a Pipe–But It IS a Newly Discovered Magritte

A new book gathers 130 previously unpublished and recently authenticated works by the Belgian Surrealist, including a portrait of Jesus, erotic pictures, and that famous cryptic pipe Read More

Stefan Ruiz’s portrait of Daniel Cortes, 
a student at Televisa’s acting school in Mexico City, 2004.
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The Bold and the Beautiful

The art of Mexico’s telenovelas Read More

David Hammons, Black Mohair Spirit, 1971, body print and mixed media. Hammons’s groundbreaking work resonated far beyond L.A.
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Who Watts Why

The untold history of the Black Arts Movement in Los Angeles Read More

Marcel Duchamp in 1917 (above)
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Haunted by Duchamp

A dealer reflects on a lifelong obsession Read More

Corot experts Martin Dieterle and Claire Lebeau are preparing the sixth supplement to the artist’s catalogue raisonné.
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‘If It Doesn’t Dance, It’s Not Corot’

A family steeped in Corot uses connoisseurship and instinct to distinguish the real paintings from copies and fakes Read More

Priced at $1,200,  John Baldessari’s Quality Material  attracted no buyers in 1968. In 2007 it fetched $4.4 million at Christie’s.
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How to Buy, Sell, & Have an ‘Aha’ Moment

On ‘The Value of Art’ Read More

Rembrandt's 1630 self-portrait, stolen from the National Museum of Stockholm in 2000 and recovered five years later.  ©NATIONALMUSEUM, STOCKHOLM/BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY
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How Rembrandts Were Stolen 81 Times

Art meets crime in a new book on Rembrandt heists. Read More

Carolee Schneemann with the composer James Tenney in 1956. MARI B. LYONS/COURTESY CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN
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A Woman of Letters

A portrait of Carolee Schneemann, in her own words. Read More

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Degas’s Sculpture

An exhaustive catalogue from the National Gallery of Art draws on both art history and scientific analysis to resolve questions about how Degas made sculpture and what happened to it after his death. Read More

The master modele bronze of Edgar Degas’s Dancer Rubbing Her Knee, sculpted in wax circa 1884–85,  cast posthumously. STEVEN OLIVER/NORTON SIMON ART FOUNDATION, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
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The Collector Who Redefined Degas

Degas in the Norton Simon Museum
Edited by Sara Campbell;
Essays by Daphne Barbour,
Richard Kendall, and Shelley Sturman
Yale University Press, 576 pages, $95 Read More

Alice Neel in a photograph taken by her lover Sam Brody, whom she met at a WPA meeting. SAM BRODY
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What Was Neel’s Deal?

Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty
By Phoebe Hoban
St. Martin’s Press, 500 pages, $35 Read More

Raphael’s The School of Athens, 1509–10, contains a rare contemporary portrait of a young Michelangelo: the figure, seated front and center, writing in a notebook. STANZA DELLA SEGNATURA, VATICAN PALACE
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Up the Rome Staircase

Young Michelangelo:
The Path to the Sistine
By John T. Spike
Vendome Press, 272 pages, $27.95 Read More

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Who Was Grant Wood?

A new biography purports to out the iconic American painter. Read More

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How to Catch an Art Thief

A former FBI agent takes readers along on the hunt for stolen masterpieces. Read More