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42. Cat Piano, designed and described by Athanasius Kircher in his book Musurgia Universalis, 1650. Illustrated in La Nature, 1883.

Engravings for the E.T. in All of Us

A small silicon disc on a space-bound satellite is a giant leap for public art–whether or not the aliens actually get it Read More


A Gambler with Guts

A new book recounts how Ernst Beyeler became one of the world’s most powerful modern-art dealers Read More


MoMA’s Problematic Provenances

Behind a lawsuit brought against the Museum of Modern Art by the heirs of George Grosz lies a troubling history of acquiring works seized by the Nazis and sold to support the German war effort Read More

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‘Conversion’ Presents Thorny Issues for Art Owners

NEW YORK—An art collector who placed most of his collection in storage with a Manhattan dealer has brought a lawsuit against the dealer for selling his artwork, valued at more than $5 million, and failing to remit the proceeds to the collector. Read More


Say It with Flowers—or Gourds, Goats, Fur Cups, or Fried Eggs

The interpretation of sexual symbols in art is everywhere. But what we view as erotic often tells us less about the artists than it does about our own sensibilities. Read More