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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, Today

Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

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How This Leonardo’s Mind-Blowing Price Will Change the Art Market
Culture, Today

The record-breaking “Salvator Mundi” has something in common with a Formula One racing car, and an increasing number of exceptional artworks.

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Your Week in Culture: U2, Alvin Ailey, Germany’s Answer to ‘Stranger Things’
Arts & Leisure, Today

Also the week the of Nov. 26: David Hockney at the Met; Haruki Murakami at BAM.

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David Hockney’s Life in Painting: Spare, Exuberant, Full
Weekend, Yesterday

An artistic journey through six decades of painting sums up his achievements — and leaves you wanting more.

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In Prospect New Orleans, a Curator Guides 73 Artists Toward Higher Ground
Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

Trevor Schoonmaker turns the Big Easy into a giant gallery, with Rashid Johnson, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mark Dion and more across 17 venues.

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Stephen Shore’s MoMA Survey Shows a Restless Reformer as a Master of Photography
Weekend, November 22

The Museum of Modern Art offers a commanding retrospective of five decades of Stephen Shore’s groundbreaking work.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, November 21

New shows focus on Emma Amos’s women of many colors, McArthur Binion’s “DNA Series” and Torbjorn Rodland’s arresting photographs.

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The Culture Caught Up With Spike Lee — Now What?
Magazine, November 21

After more than three decades as a provocateur, the filmmaker has returned to the movie that made him famous.

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Mel Chin to Sound the Call, All Over New York
Culture, November 21

Mr. Chin’s first augmented-reality work, “Unmoored,” about sea level, is coming to Times Square next year, as part of a sprawling socially minded exhibition.

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The Protest Art of Cuba Finds an Unlikely Champion
Weekend, November 21

A birthday trip to Havana prompted Chris von Christierson to start putting together an ambitious collection of contemporary Afro-Cuban art.

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Artwork for the Table
Society, November 21

Here’s a starter art collection for the newlyweds on your gift list that needs no wall space, just a kitchen or dining table.

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Shannon Michael Cane, Who Transformed Art Book Fairs, Dies at 43
Obits, November 19

Mr. Cane, an exuberant Australian expatriate, helped foster the growing popularity of fairs focusing on art books.

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The Void at the Heart of ‘Gurlitt: Status Report’
Culture, November 19

Cornelius Gurlitt’s trove of inherited art, hidden for decades, is finally on view in two exhibitions. But bringing it into the light can’t dispel his ghost.

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Albert Paley Selling a Sampling of His Metalwork
Culture, November 18

The auction will consist of about 55 works, including 1960s moonstone jewelry, recent steel tables and fireplace tools.

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Creator of Brazil’s Outdoor Museum Inhotim Sentenced to Prison
Culture, November 17

Bernardo Paz, the founder of the Inhotim Institute, was convicted of money laundering.

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A Shortlist of What We Like Right Now
T Style, November 17

Understated furniture from Fendi, dramatic ceramics, pine on your plate and more.

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A Struggling Historic Library Says It Needs to Sell Its Art
Culture, November 17

To the dismay of some residents of Jamestown, N.Y., its historic library is selling a respected collection of art because it needs additional funds.

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What Christian Artifacts of the Middle East Can Show Us About Tolerance
Culture, November 17

An exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris looks at 2,000 years of Christians in the Arab World. It has a message for France — and for us all.

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The N.H.L. Needed 100 Portraits. So Tony Harris Got to Work.
Sports, November 17

For its 100th anniversary, the N.H.L. commissioned an Ottawa artist to paint all of the players voted as the top 100 in the league’s history.

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Your Week in Culture: ‘Nutcracker,’ James Levine and Christmas Scripted by Charles Dickens
Arts & Leisure, November 17

Also the week of Nov. 19: James Levine returns to the Met Opera; Noname and Daniel Caesar perform in Chicago.

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Embroidering With Björk’s Maskmaker
Video, November 17

Step inside the home studio of Björk’s co-creative director, James Merry, where he experiments with embroidery and sculpture to bring their artistic visions to life for her latest album, “Utopia.”

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In the 1990s, New York’s Nightlife Found a New Beat
, November 16

Underground was out. Flash, velvet ropes and Gatsby-like decadence were in. Catherine McGann was there to photograph it.

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The da Vinci Lode
Editorial, November 16

The sale of Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi” for almost a half-billion dollars says more about grotesque financial inequality than about art.

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After Leonardo’s Sky-High Sale, the Art World Asks, Is There Still a Ceiling?
Culture, November 16

“People keep asking me, ‘When are we going to see the billion-dollar painting?’”

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A Leonardo Sold for $450 Million. What Else Could You Buy?
Video, November 16

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting is already spoken for, but here are a few things you could also afford for that price tag.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, November 16

Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

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After ‘Vandalism Got Vandalized,’ a Banksy Is Brought Back to Life
Culture, November 16

On Saturday, a formerly graffiti-covered work by Banksy is to be unveiled, coinciding with the opening day of the art show Prospect New Orleans.

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The Comedic Beauty of Laura Owens’s Work
Weekend, November 16

At the Whitney, this artist’s superb midcareer survey and catalog highlight her art, life and times — and a world of possibility for painting.

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Christie’s da Vinci Auction: Who Was There
T Style, November 16

A rundown of the art dealers, collectors and ogglers at last night’s contemporary evening sale in New York.

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With Big Gift and Tighter Oversight, the Met Gains Solid Ground
Weekend, November 16

Coming off a tumultuous year, the museum is reducing its deficit and aiming to increase transparency. An $80 million donation helps.

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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs
Culture, November 15

The price was astounding, even more so because some experts criticized a Christie’s marketing campaign that glossed over the painting’s flaws.

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That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.
Culture, November 15

Our critic won’t weigh in on the painting’s authenticity, but he will tell you what he saw: a blank-eyed Christ, meek and monotonous.

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Crowd Gasps at Record-Setting Art Auction
Video, November 15

The last moments of the historic bidding war for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.”

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‘Wiener Werkstätte’: Going Broke for the Love of Beauty
Weekend, November 15

An exhibition of covetable objects at the Neue Galerie explores a Viennese collective that was better at fabricating teapots and textiles than at turning a profit.

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Art for Justice Fund Awards $22 Million in Grants
Culture, November 15

The organization, created by the philanthropist Agnes Gund in June to support criminal justice reform, announced grants of $100,000 to $7.5 million for 30 groups.

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An Artist Turns Her Lens on a New Art City: Miami
Weekend, November 15

With a major retrospective at the Pérez museum, the Miami filmmaker Dara Friedman talks about her art, her career — and her city as a cultural capital.

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Park Avenue Armory Unveils Its 2018 Season
Culture, November 15

Its vast drill hall will host productions by artists including Ivo van Hove, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and William Kentridge.

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Holocaust Artist’s Legacy Is Contested in Germany
Culture, November 15

Rosemarie Koczy, whose works memorialized genocide victims, was accused by archivists of faking a past in Nazi concentration camps.

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Washington’s Tent: A Detective Story
Culture, November 15

How the Museum of the American Revolution found the only known depiction of George Washington’s traveling headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

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Chagall’s Romantic Love Story Leads Sotheby’s Impressionist Sale
Culture, November 14

“These Impressionist sales aren’t the events they were, but the prices gave buyers some confidence,” said a London dealer.

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An All-Woman Art Fair During Art Basel Miami Beach
Culture, November 14

A platform for female artists, aimed at righting gender inequality, will coexist with the commercial art fair in December.

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He’s a Creep, but Wow, What an Artist!
Editorial, November 14

Can we appreciate art even if it was created by someone who behaved deplorably, like Kevin Spacey or Dustin Hoffman?

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, November 14

New shows feature discarded objects and negative space; arrangements of plants, fabric and knickknacks; and the overlooked portraits of Marcia Marcus.

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Palmyra, Plato and Play Doh: Getty Plans New Shows for Renovated Villa
Culture, November 14

The exhibitions will starting in April include one on Middle Eastern sculpture and another featuring contemporary artists on Plato’s legacy.

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Is the Age of the Artistic Recluse Over?
T Style, November 14

Today, cloistered types like Emily Dickinson, J.D. Salinger and Thomas Pynchon are all the harder to come by — and even more appealing.

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Olga Viso, Embattled Leader of Walker Art Center, Steps Down
Culture, November 14

Her 10-year tenure will end following a controversy over a sculpture that depicted gallows.

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A Downtown Artist Who Cast a Long Shadow
Weekend, November 14

The “Shadowman” street paintings of Richard Hambleton are the subject of a documentary by Oren Jacoby, who also owns a work by this reclusive figure.

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A Statue Stirs to Life in Washington Square Park
Metro, November 14

A man’s unusually small size, which invited the jeers of bullies in his youth, became a key to his role as a “living statue” in Greenwich Village.

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Van Gogh Injects Excitement Into Otherwise Solid Auction at Christie’s
Culture, November 13

Despite the low-energy tenor of the room, the Impressionist and modern sale brought the highest total in a decade.

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Get in Line: The $100 Million da Vinci Is in Town
Culture, November 13

In New York, where no museum contains a painting by Leonardo, it was a rare opportunity to view the artist’s work.

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Patrick Nagatani, Photographer Famous for Collages, Dies at 72
Obits, November 13

His constructions captured the legacies of nuclear weaponry and his parents’ internment in camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrapped Delights, Real and Imagined
Culture, November 13

A show in Brussels looks back at their projects, including some that never came off — like swathing skyscrapers in Manhattan.

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Why Is Alec Baldwin at Least $1 Million Richer Today?
Culture, November 13

Art dealer Mary Boone agreed to a seven-figure settlement with Mr. Baldwin who said she deceived him in the sale of a $190,000 Ross Bleckner painting.

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Valuable Photographs Are Stolen From MoMA PS1 — Then Mailed Back
Culture, November 13

Two photographs by Carolee Schneemann valued at $105,000 disappeared, but were returned without explanation. The police are investigating the burglary.

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A Monument to Syria’s Civil War Is Erected in Berlin
Culture, November 13

A German-Syrian artist has recreated a famous photograph of a barricade made of buses during the Syrian civil war.

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Why Richard Avedon’s Work Has Never Been More Relevant
Arts & Leisure, November 13

The photographer’s social conscience, revealed in a show at Pace/MacGill and a new edition of “Nothing Personal,” deepens his enduring legacy.

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He Draws New York’s Skyline From Memory
Video, November 13

Join the artist Stephen Wiltshire at the Empire State Building as he draws the New York skyline after spending less than an hour observing it by helicopter.

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Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Capturing the Elusive Robert Frank
Book Review, November 12

R J Smith’s “American Witness” is a biography of the pioneering photographer and filmmaker.

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Contemporary Art Sales: Do I Hear $100 Million?
Culture, November 11

The fall auctions begin with a surprising inclusion of a Leonardo — and an exclusion of Norman Rockwell paintings.

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Court Blocks Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Rockwell Works and Other Art
Culture, November 10

The museum has said the sale is necessary for its financial survival.

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Court Blocks Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Rockwell Works and Other Art
Culture, November 10

The museum has said the sale is necessary for its financial survival.

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Karl Katz, Museum Director in New York and Israel, Dies at 88
Obits, November 10

Among many other accomplishments, Mr. Katz expanded the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s audience by showcasing its collection on film and television.

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Egon Schiele Is Still Too Racy for Some, Nearly 100 Years After His Death
Culture, November 10

Advertisements promoting an exhibition in Vienna to mark 100 years since the painter’s death were rejected in Britain and Germany as too graphic.

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From Digital to Deco, Debuts to Classics, All in a Fair’s Embrace
Culture, November 10

Salon Art + Design echoes how people live — with art, furniture and, now, interactive objects. Here are some highlights.

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Ancient Egypt Gives a New Twist to Turin’s Contemporary Art Week
Culture, November 10

The art world’s weekly journey from fair to fair can become ho-hum. But the industrial city in the north of Italy has found some novel ways to keep it fresh.

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How to Remember a War Without Glory?
Arts & Leisure, November 10

Americans know too little about World War I — but exhibitions commemorating one of its bloodiest battles ask questions the country will soon need to grapple with.

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Performa 17: Absurd Times, Absurd Acts
Weekend, November 9

This year the performance biennial’s emphasis is on African artists, particularly those from South Africa, and the “historical anchor” is Dada.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, November 9

Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

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Michelangelo Is the Divine Star of the Must-See Show of the Season
Weekend, November 9

The Metropolitan Museum’s show of 133 drawings by the Renaissance artist, the largest ever assembled, is a tour de genius — the evolution of Michelangelo as deity and brand.

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The Statue That Never Was
Metro, November 9

Long before the current controversy in New York City over public monuments, there was a statue in Queens that prompted a public outcry.

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From Forgotten Discards, a Wealth of Memories
Weekend, November 8

Broken pots, stained drapes, torn stockings: At MoMA PS1, Cathy Wilkes channels emotion through castoffs.

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Art Fair Director Replaced After Being Accused of Sex Harassment
Culture, November 8

Five women described unwelcome touching by Benjamin Genocchio and a total of eight said he made sexually inappropriate comments to them at the Armory Show, Artnet News and Louise Blouin Media.

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The Costume Institute Takes On Catholicism
Styles, November 8

The Metropolitan Museum’s 2018 fashion blockbuster looks at religion’s influence on the designer imagination. The Vatican is on board, but will the viewers agree?

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French Court Orders Return of Pissarro Looted by Vichy Government
Culture, November 8

A court in Paris ordered an American couple to return a painting that had been stolen from a French Jewish art collector under the Vichy regime in France.

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Joyce Carol Oates’s Prized Portraits by a Friend
T Style, November 8

The author reflects on her favorite possessions: paintings by the artist and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt.

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A Grasshopper Has Been Stuck in This van Gogh Painting for 128 Years
Culture, November 8

At the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., researchers found a grasshopper embedded in Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 painting “Olive Trees.”

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, November 8

New shows focus on Tom Uttech’s mesmerizing forest paintings, Didier William’s all-seeing figures, a collective’s conversing computer program and scaffolding as art.

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Brooklyn Jury Finds 5Pointz Developer Illegally Destroyed Graffiti
Metro, November 7

A federal judge will issue a final decision regarding whether the developer of a Queens project broke the law when he destroyed buildings with colorful murals.

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Disputed Sale of Rockwells by Museum Can Go Forward, Judge Says
Culture, November 7

The works are among those that the financially strapped Berkshire Museum plans to sell at an auction Monday at Sotheby’s in New York.

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Forsaking the Punk Clubs of His Youth for a Well-Stocked Library
Weekend, November 7

As he marks the 40th anniversary of his band’s influential album, Richard Hell is more focused on writing, both his own and that of the literary figures he admires.

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Museum Leader Who Resigned Calls Controversy a ‘Misunderstanding’
Culture, November 7

In an exclusive interview, Beatrix Ruf said she stepped down from Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam not because she had done anything wrong, but to protect the institution’s reputation.

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi Lets in Light and, Finally, the Public
Video, November 7

After delays, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, created by architect Jean Nouvel is about to open.

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How a Curator Attributed This Drawing to Michelangelo
Culture, November 5

“I felt like I had won the lottery,” said Carmen C. Bambach, curator of the Met's vast new exhibition of Michelangelo drawings.

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Yayoi Kusama and the Amazing Polka-Dotted, Selfie-Made Journey to Greatness
Culture, November 3

The artist of “Infinity” rooms has become an Instagram darling. But two new gallery exhibitions in New York show that she’s much more than that — an almost frighteningly fertile talent.

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Richard Hambleton, ‘Shadowman’ of the ’80s Art Scene, Dies at 65
Obits, November 3

His spectral silhouettes appeared mysteriously on buildings in Manhattan — “I painted the town black,” he said — but his work also drew notice abroad.

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Sotheby’s Results Are Stronger Than Expected
Culture, November 3

A normally quiet period for Sotheby’s was stronger this year because of a change in the timing of its semiannual Hong Kong sales and a tax resolution.

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After ‘Hope,’ and Lawsuit, Shepard Fairey Tries Damage Control
Arts & Leisure, November 3

The street art star has gone from great heights to dramatic lows. Now he’s moving on, with his biggest gallery show yet — and big targets.

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Why Christie’s Put a Rare Leonardo da Vinci in a Contemporary Auction
Culture, November 3

By selling the last Leonardo painting known to be in private hands alongside works by Mark Rothko and Jean-Michel Basquiat, the auction house is following the money.

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The Hand-Drawn Journey of the ‘Shape of Water’ Poster
Arts & Leisure, November 3

A look at the poster design behind Guillermo del Toro’s new film, about a woman who falls for an amphibious creature.

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Your Week in Culture: Jimmie Durham, Bruno Mars, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Onstage
Arts & Leisure, November 3

Also the week of Nov. 5: a Rolling Stone documentary on HBO; and a Dominick Argento concert at Carnegie Hall.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, November 2

Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

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Coming Face to Face With Jimmie Durham
Weekend, November 2

The sculptor’s retrospective at the Whitney Museum is a “brilliant, half-century-long act of politically driven self-invention,” our critic writes.

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What You Wear to MoMA Could Soon Become a Part of It
T Style, November 2

In a new project, Emily Spivack is taking stock of what visitors wear to the museum.

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Murillo: The Selfies (Yes, Spain’s Golden Age Had Them, Too)
Weekend, November 2

Just over a dozen Murillo portraits survive, and the Frick’s got five, including two see-and-be-seen self-portraits.

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Alberto Savinio: Emerging From Big Brother’s Shadow
Weekend, November 2

A rare exhibition of the paintings of Alberto Savinio, the younger brother of Giorgio de Chirico, reveals a contemporary restlessness.

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Learning, November 2

What story could this image tell?

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Linda Nochlin, 86, Groundbreaking Feminist Art Historian, Is Dead
Obits, November 1

She earned a place of honor in art-historical and art-world circles with her provocatively titled 1971 essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”

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A Filmmaker and Artist Who Also Designs Clothing
Styles, November 1

Jack Greer, an original member of the Still House Group, has a new clothing line, Iggy, and a documentary about his neighborhood park.

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Walter Isaacson’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Is the Portrait of a Real Renaissance Man
Culture, November 1

Isaacson’s latest biography of a celebrated visionary captures the perfectionist, misser of deadlines and remarkably prescient genius.

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Hidden Treasures of Nazis’ Art Dealer Finally Go on Display
Culture, November 1

Exhibitions in Germany and Switzerland will display the Gurlitt collection, first revealed in 2013, including works from Monet, Renoir and Cézanne.

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Painter’s Ex-Assistant Charged With Stealing His Works
Culture, November 1

Arturo Rucci, who worked for the artist Sean Scully, has been charged with stealing paintings valued at about half a million dollars.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, November 1

Paintings by Robin F. Williams and Heidi Hahn are on view in Manhattan, as are Russian photographs capturing a revolutionary spirit.

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Frank Stella’s Favorite Cities for Art
Travel, November 1

The American artist loves Rome, Berlin, New York — and South Florida, where his new exhibition opens this month.

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El Museo del Barrio to Close for Several Months During Renovations
Culture, October 31

Renovations will include upgraded heating and cooling systems. There will be a new glass entryway and a mechanized lift for the orchestra pit.

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The Feminist Pioneers Making Provocative Art About Sex
T Style, October 31

Some of the most compelling erotic art is being made by a nearly forgotten generation of women artists now in their 70s, 80s and 90s.

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Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own.
Culture, October 31

The director Kahlil Joseph, who has worked with Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar, presents his most personal work to date at the New Museum.

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A Shortlist of What We Like Right Now
T Style, October 31

Gravity-defying furniture, performance art in the East Village, totes for travel and more.

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At 90, Still Raising the Bar for Himself — and the Other Guys
Weekend, October 31

Alex Katz, 90, has a show at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. At home in SoHo, his vibrant artworks harmonize with Munch, Picabia, Matisse, Marsden Hartley.

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Borghese Gallery Gathers a Full House of Bernini Masterpieces
Culture, October 31

The most comprehensive exhibition of the Baroque maestro brings sculptures and paintings from around the world to the Roman villa most associated with him.

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A Seed Artist Germinates History
Metro, October 31

An exhibition using plants brought to New York in ships’ ballast illuminates the city’s hidden past using stinging nettle, milk thistle and amaranth.

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Construction Delays Sink British Museum’s Deal With Abu Dhabi
Culture, October 30

Since construction has not yet begun on the Zayed National Museum, the British Museum’s loan of valuable artifacts is unlikely to take place.

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‘So Long, Bobby’: New Exhibit Looks Back at Robert Kennedy’s Funeral Train
Culture, October 30

“The Train: RFK’s Last Journey” will blend historical footage and crowdsourced snapshots of the trip from New York City to Washington, D.C.

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Sight and Insight in the California Desert
T Style, October 30

The artist Andrea Zittel has spent nearly 20 years exploring solitude. Now, she’s inviting others to join her.

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Female Artists Sign Letter Against Sexual Harassment
Culture, October 30

Signed by the likes of Laurie Anderson, Cindy Sherman, and Lynn Nottage, the letter also condemns the publisher of Artforum, Knight Landesman.

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Japanese Art, on Its Own Terms
Culture, October 30

An exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Metz shows that Japanese art is a lot more complicated than Westerners sometimes believe.

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Manhattan Gallery’s Squeaking Floor Angers Rodent Lovers
Metro, October 29

An art installation features mice living below a plexiglass floor on which patrons walk. Animal advocates say the exhibition is cruel.

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Wopo Holup, Who Adorned Public Spaces With Art, Dies at 80
Obits, October 29

At Battery Park in Manhattan and many other places, countless people have seen her works, which often incorporated images from the natural world.

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MetroCards With Barbara Kruger Art Are Coming to New York City
Culture, October 29

The limited-edition cards will be available in four subway stations starting Wednesday.

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The Perfect Woman to Paint Michelle Obama
Op Ed, October 28

Portraits of black people don’t need to be confrontational or symbolic.

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Bad Behavior, Great Art
Letters, October 28

Citing Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Wagner, Caravaggio and others, readers discuss whether an artist’s misdeeds should taint his or her work.

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Art Galleries Rethink Their Strategies as Art Fairs Proliferate
Special Sections, October 28

Facing stiff competition and rising costs, galleries are joining forces, going virtual only and experimenting with other models in a bid to endure.

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With ‘The Dress That Eats Souls,’ Toni Dove Erases Boundaries
Special Sections, October 28

The work, a robotlike figure that responds to a viewer’s movements, will be part of an exhibition at the Ringling museum in Sarasota, Fla.

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Oh, the Things You Can Find at Swann’s Illustration Auction
Special Sections, October 28

The biannual “Illustration Art” sale has works from famous illustrators like Dr. Seuss and Charles M. Schulz.

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Yves Bouvier Sells His Geneva-based Art Storage Company
Culture, October 27

Mr. Bouvier, whose storage facilities at freeports around the world have made him an art market celebrity, remains entangled in several legal cases.

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Fragments and Elephants: Howard Hodgkin’s Eclectic Art Collection Is Sold
Culture, October 27

The British painter’s collection showed a curious mind and a love of art history — in contrast to many of today’s investment-minded buyers.

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Some Things T Editors Like Right Now
T Style, October 27

A by-no-means exhaustive list of things our editors (and a few contributors) are interested in on a given week.

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Kenny Scharf’s East Village, 38 Years Later
Insider, October 27

A writer recounts his experience of revisiting the artist’s old haunts, and reminiscing with Mr. Scharf about the neighborhood’s gritty past.

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A Dutch Treasure Trove Returns to New Amsterdam
Weekend, October 27

TEFAF, the grand daddy of art fairs, comes to the Park Avenue Armory. Here, a few highlights you shouldn’t miss.

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When Rough Meets Refined
Slideshow, October 27

In praise of the sparks that fly when opposite textures come together.

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Gary Hume Loves His Mother. His Art Is a Valentine to Her.
Special Sections, October 27

No one would accuse his paintings of being confessional, so it is surprising that in his latest shows he has turned to his mother as the subject matter.

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For Claes Oldenburg, a Departure From His Own Tradition
Special Sections, October 27

At 88, Claes Oldenburg has his first show of new works in six years — this one at Pace Gallery in Manhattan.

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A Provocative Museum Places African Art on the Global Stage
Arts & Leisure, October 27

Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town is a public museum with a private collection. Can its global ambitions and corporate partnership coexist?

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Statue of Naked Woman Is Blocked From National Mall
National, October 26

The National Park Service denied a permit submitted by a group that sought to bring the 45-foot-tall steel sculpture to Washington.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Weekend, October 26

Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

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Club 57, Late-Night Home of Basquiat and Haring, Gets a Museum-Worthy Revival
Weekend, October 26

The basement club, which for five years served as the louche headquarters for the East Village 1980s art movement, time-travels to the Museum of Modern Art.

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Takashi Murakami Teams With a Professor to Explore the Historical
Special Sections, October 26

With the help of the art historian Nobuo Tsuji, the artist has found a mentor who has brought him into deeper engagement with historical Japanese art.

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J.C.C. Manhattan Gets $20 Million Gift and Jenny Holzer Artwork
Culture, October 26

The J.C.C. will be named for Marlene Meyerson in honor of the gift, from the Meyerson Family Foundation, which also commissioned the piece by Ms. Holzer.

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Women Take Center Stage in the Reimagining of Dia Galleries
Special Sections, October 26

In less than three years as director of Dia, Jessica Morgan has made gender rebalancing of artists a priority, creating an all-female curatorial team.

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The Dinners That Shaped History
Magazine, October 26

A party that made Henri Rousseau famous, the gumbo that fueled the fight against segregation and the banquet that spoiled a presidential campaign.

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Murakami Balances Modernity and Tradition in Boston
Video, October 26

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, features works by Takashi Murakami, one of Japan's most famous contemporary artists, alongside traditional Japanese art.

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Aperture at 65: Changing the ‘Cult’ of Photography
, October 26

From its early days championing art photography to today’s shaping of personal identity on social media, Aperture has been leading the conversation on photography for 65 years.

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What to See in New York City Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, October 25

Art includes Joyce Kozloff’s mixed-media work of map paintings and childhood drawings and Craig Kalpakjian’s surveillance-and-control digital images.

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Women Accuse Knight Landesman, Art World Mainstay, of Sexual Harassment
Metro, October 25

Mr. Landesman resigned as publisher of Artforum magazine after nine women said in a lawsuit that he had sexually harassed them at the start of their careers.