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
Books

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

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Features

Building Pictures

Working everywhere from Photoshop to the woodshop, a growing number of photographers shoot, appropriate, manipulate, print, paint, and sculpt their works, making objects that stretch the traditional definition of the medium. Read More

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News

‘Hope’ Against Hope

As the legal saga around Shepard Fairey's Obama portrait draws to a close, the country has moved on . Read More

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Features

The Top 10 Photo Collectors

David Dechman New York WEALTH MANAGEMENT 20th century Randi and Bob Fisher San Francisco APPAREL (GAP, INC.) 20th century; contemporary Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla New York INHERITANCE; REAL-ESTATE DEVELOPMENT 20th century; contemporary Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser Los Angeles … Read More

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News

Cute Overload?

Some say Hello Kitty, and others say bye bye. Read More

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Trends

Scents & Sensibility

Gunpowder, grass, jasmine, pine, pollution, and patchouli are some of the odors wafting around galleries, museums, and studios these days as artists incorporate scent into the esthetic experience. Read More

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Looking at Art

Where Arte Povera Meets Tarzan

The jungle connection animates Pino Pascali's steel-wool bridge and chimpanzee imagery. Read More

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News

Beyond the Modigliani Myth

A new biography disputes the notion of the artist as a dissolute madman . Read More

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News

Man in Wire

A new exhibition highlights Alexander Calder's dryly comic portraits of luminaries, from Babe Ruth to Jean-Paul Sartre. Read More