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Books

The Fascinating Unknown Photographs of Berenice Abbott

New volumes reveal a sweep of images discovered in a desk drawer in the photographer’s attic storeroom Read More

Rembrandt's L'Enfant a la bulle de savon, or Child with soap bubble,
was stolen in 1999 from the municipal museum in Draguignan, France. 
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French Rembrandt Thief Lives Real-Life Version of ‘Goldfinch’ Story

Man who stole painting for love and hid it for 15 years gets surprise when he comes clean Read More

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Features

The Artistic Influences that Made Artists Artists

Hank Willis Thomas, Pat Steir, Deborah Kass, and others reflect on their early encounters with art and the childhood experiences that shape their work Read More

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7 Astonishing Chinese Philosophers’ Stones That Look Like Monsters and Landscapes

Photographer Jonathan Singer takes aim at a collection of historical stones treasured for their surprising beauty Read More

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Profiles

The Photoshop-Loving Artist Who Embroiders Vintage Photographs

Julie Cockburn transforms portraits from garage-sale finds into radiant and slightly bizarre icons Read More

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Uniqlo’s New MoMA T-Shirts Are Most Subversive Ones Yet

Radical chic for $19.90 and up: the Daniel Joseph Martinez line Read More

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Shepard Fairey Goes Home Again; Makes First Neon

The famed artist provocateur returns to his native Charleston, South Carolina, showing with Jasper Johns and creating a series of public murals Read More

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Trends

Socialist Realism’s Russian Renaissance

Champions of Socialist Realism are seeking to restore it to what they see as its rightful place in Russian art history. But even as it attracts billionaire collectors and appears in prominent exhibitions, some ask whether the official style of Stalin can overcome its past Read More

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Are U.S. Art Museums Finally Taking Latin American Art Seriously?

When it comes to museum shows, the largest ethnic minority in the country has come a long way–maybe
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Art-Making vs. Motherhood, and Other Creative Conundrums

Is your child eating croutons for breakfast while you finish a piece? Are you selling belongings on eBay to pay for art materials? Working artists talk about how they make a living Read More

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Gilded, Bejeweled, and Plugged-in: Photo-Jewelry Hybrids for This Millennium

An exhibition of stunning, sculptural bling at the Museum of Arts and Design shows what happens when photography and jewelry mix Read More

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Profiles

Young British Artist Hits Middle Age: Catching up with Marc Quinn

Ever since he sculpted a self-portrait out of his own frozen blood, Marc Quinn has enthralled the public, annoyed many critics, and been embraced by collectors. The quintessential Young British Artist is now middle-aged, but still notorious Read More

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9 Funky, Surprising, and Selfie-Worthy Outdoor Art Installations to See in NYC This Summer

Where to find crumbling Rococo grottos, three-legged Buddhas, psychedelic pink flamingos, and more Read More

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Books Reviews

Deciphering the Poetic Jabber of Tony Oursler’s Talking Heads

A new book on Oursler’s video installations reveals the artist’s interest in the language of magic, sci-fi, and the occult Read More