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Degas and Cassatt: The Untold Story of Their Artistic Friendship

Mary Cassatt has long been considered a pupil of Degas. But an upcoming exhibition at the National Gallery of Art shows that creative influence went both ways Read More

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12 Trends Defining This Season’s Art-Museum Shows

Where to find the major retrospectives, provocative theme shows, and dazzling art-selfie destinations of the spring 2014 season Read More

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Benatov: The Man Behind the Bronzes

The foundry outside Paris of Leonardo Benatov has made a specialty of producing posthumous editions of work by artists such as Degas, Dalí, and Rodin. His casting techniques have been praised. But scholars have questioned the legitimacy of the sculptures his foundry turns out Read More

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The Degas Debate: Analyzing the Controversial Plasters

Are 74 plasters ‘discovered’ in a foundry storeroom ‘original’ works by Degas? A Degas scholar analyzes the sculptures, outlines the controversy, and considers competing meanings of ‘original’ Read More

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Fall Imp/Mod Auctions: The Difference a Day Makes

Christie’s and Sotheby’s evening sales paint very different pictures of the health of the market Read More

Canadian VitaPro mogul, philanthropist, and collector Yank Barry showing off one of his 74 Degas bronzes, cast from "recently discovered" plasters.
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Adding to the Confusion

A dealer’s appraisal of bronzes cast from plasters said to be authentic lifetime works by Degas adds to the controversial nature of the enterprise. Read More

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ARTnews Wins 2011 Deadline Club Award for Journalism

ARTnews has won the 2011 Deadline Club Award for excellence in journalism for a series of articles on the controversy surrounding 74 “recently discovered” plaster sculpture casts said to have been made by Edgar Degas. The series also earned ARTnews … 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

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ARTnews Wins Silurians 2011 Excellence in Journalism Award

ARTnews has won the Society of the Silurians 2011 Excellence in Journalism Arts/Culture Award for a series of articles on the controversy surrounding 74 “recently discovered” plaster sculpture casts said to have been made by Edgar Degas. The articles, by … 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

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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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New Orleans Holds Off on Degas Show

The New Orleans Museum of Art has decided to postpone an exhibition of 74 controversial bronze sculptures cast from “recently discovered” plasters said to have been made by Edgar Degas. The show was scheduled to open at the museum in … Read More

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A Controversy over Degas

Experts are concerned about the authenticity of 74 "recently discovered" plaster casts of Degas sculptures that were purportedly made during his lifetime and the bronzes that have been produced from them, which are now selling for more than $2 million.. Read More

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Dancing with Degas

An exhibition explores Picasso's seven-decade obsession with a man he saw as not only an artistic predecessor but also a father figure. Read More