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From Agriculture to Art — the A.I. Wave Sweeps In
Special Sections, Yesterday

Artificial intelligence is a technology of discovery and low-cost prediction. That’s how A.I. is beginning to transform a wide variety of industries.

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Shirin Aliabadi, Iranian Artist With a Focus on Women, Dies at 45
Foreign, October 19

Her work depicted young women negotiating their modern, slightly rebellious impulses within the strictures of the Islamic Republic.

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T Suggests: Furniture for Doomsday, Riot Grrrl T-Shirts and More
T Style, October 19

A roundup of things T editors — and a few contributors — are excited about in a given week.

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Four Knockout Group Shows to See Now
Arts, October 19

From eight centuries of the art now called Surrealist to startling new takes on assemblage from Port-au-Prince, our critic finds a heady mix of old and modern, sex and politics in these powerhouse gallery shows.

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Bruce Nauman Reappears: Pay Attention
Arts, October 19

“Disappearing Acts” lets us see with clarity where the artist stands and why he is pertinent to our wrenching moment.

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Carrie Mae Weems Captures Her Life in 10 Unconventional ‘Polaroids’
T Style, October 19

When T sent the artist a Polaroid camera and asked her to send back photos, she took a characteristically unexpected approach.

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A Push to Invest in the Arts Grows Stronger
Business, October 19

Impact investing — which considers social good in addition to financial returns — has matured in the past decade, and some investors are turning more attention to the arts.

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In Paris, the Art Scene Is Happening. London Had Better Look Out.
Culture, October 19

The FIAC contemporary art fair stands to benefit from uncertainty around Brexit and the return of visitors to Paris city after the 2015 terrorist attacks.

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With Spiders and Space Dust, Tomás Saraceno Takes Off
Arts & Leisure, October 19

The Berlin-based Argentine artist takes over the Palais de Tokyo in Paris with a sprawling exhibition, “On Air.” (Arachnophobes beware.)

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Simone Leigh Wins Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Prize
Culture, October 18

For more than 25 years, Ms. Leigh has explored the experiences and social histories of black women through the ceramic tradition.

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21 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, October 18

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

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Met and Brooklyn Museums Will Not Use Saudi Money for Programs on the Middle East
Arts, October 18

As more details emerged about the fate of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the museums said they would use their own money for events originally supported by Saudi funds.

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Titian and Gerhard Richter: Keeping Faith With Painting, 5 Centuries Apart
Culture, October 18

An idiosyncratic exhibition in northern Italy pairs the leading artist of Renaissance Venice with contemporary Germany’s master of the blur.

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Banksy’s Shredding Prank Misfired, He Says: ‘In Rehearsals It Worked Every Time’
Culture, October 18

The mechanism that cut apart the $1.4 million “Girl With Balloon” jammed, the artist revealed in a video. The work was meant to be completely destroyed.

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The Skywhale Returns to Australia’s Skies, and Its Creator Braces for Impact
Foreign, October 17

The buxom hot-air balloon was widely condemned when it first appeared five years ago. The artist who created it is hoping for a warmer reception this time.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, October 17

Stephen Mueller’s “Orchidaceous”; Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s glass works; Mahmoud Khaled’s photo installations; Chelsea Culprit’s mixed-media paintings; and Minus Space’s three-woman show.

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8 Artists on the Influence of Carrie Mae Weems
T Style, October 17

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Laurie Simmons and more reflect on how the photographer helped them see things differently.

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She Loves a Good Aria. And Eskimo Goggles.
Weekend, October 17

Ann Ziff’s eclectic art collection is the product of decades she and her husband spent searching for things they loved to live with.

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Mismanagement, and a Scientology Scandal, Blamed in Munich Museum Chief’s Ouster
Culture, October 17

Okwui Enwezor was hired to head the Haus der Kunst with fanfare in 2011. But in the wake of his exit in June, questions arose about his tenure.

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Painting Shows Trump Hanging Out With Lincoln and Nixon. He Loves It.
Express, October 17

The image of the president having a Diet Coke with his Republican predecessors drew online mockery, to the painter’s dismay.

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Is Sarah Lucas Right for the #MeToo Moment?
Weekend, October 16

Ms. Lucas, whose career survey is on view at the New Museum, was part of a punk-era correction around class and gender. Now, with disintegrating borders and fluid genders, her art is being tested.

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When All Else Fails, There’s Culture
Op Ed, October 16

As avenues toward peace hit a dead end, many Palestinians invest their time and resources in the arts.

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Female Artists Are Grappling With Sexual Violence in Their Work
Weekend, October 16

At John Jay College, art-makers remove rape’s ‘heroic’ underpinnings, focusing on its emotional aftermath, rather than graphic violence.

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‘The Price of Everything’ Asks $56 Billion Questions About Art
Weekend, October 16

This documentary examines the global art market, and pauses to look at some pictures along the way.

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Sculpting With Bodies at American Ballet Theater
Arts, October 16

The choreographer Jessica Lang, who is as interested in imagining shapes and compositions onstage as in inventing steps, makes her second work for the company.

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Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ to Undergo Years of Restoration
Culture, October 16

The portrait holds pride of place in the Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national museum, and will remain on display so the public can see the process.

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When Sears Was Everywhere: Espionage, Politics and Fine Art
Business, October 15

Over its long history, the retailer has had an influence in some unexpected places.

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Bruce Nauman, the Artist’s Artist
T Style, October 15

In the past half-century, he has created masterpieces in nearly every medium and, in the process, pushed the limits of what art can — and should — do.

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Bruce Nauman’s Work Through the Years
Slideshow, October 15

For over 50 years, he’s made art about art itself, inventing his own visual language along the way.

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How Carrie Mae Weems Rewrote the Rules of Image-Making
T Style, October 15

Perhaps our best contemporary photographer, she creates work that insists on the worth of black women — both in art and in life.

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Solange, the Polymathic Cultural Force
T Style, October 15

On the eve of her next album, the singer has hybridized her many talents — music, dance, activism, aesthetics — to inspire a new model for the modern pop artist.

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Eyebeam Center Invites Artists to Delve Into Journalism
Culture, October 14

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism will provide commissions to artists for news-related projects.

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Paris Art Dealer Brings the Party to New York
Styles, October 13

Emmanuel Perrotin, a blue-chip gallery owner, treats the global art market like a giant soiree.

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Museums Forced to Reassess Saudi Ties Amid Uproar Over Journalist’s Fate
Culture, October 12

Cultural institutions in the United States have welcomed relationships with Saudi Arabia to help build understanding and fund ambitious programs.

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A Tadao Ando-Designed Exhibition Space Opens in Chicago
Culture, October 12

Wrightwood 659, founded by the entrepreneur Fred Eychaner and Dan Whittaker, an architectural historian, is dedicated to architecture and activist art.

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Judd Foundation Is Renovating Its Marfa Buildings. The Project Isn’t Minimal.
Culture, October 12

Led by Donald Judd’s children, Flavin and Rainer, it will eventually touch six of the 21 buildings the foundation owns in Texas and add programming space.

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An Enthralling Show of Afro-Atlantic History Illuminates Brazil
Arts, October 12

With more than 200 artists, the São Paulo exhibition is a hemispheric treasure chest about resistance to racism. Its timing is apt.

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Jeff Koons’s Tulips Find a Home: A Central Garden in the City of Light
Culture, October 12

Despite repeated controversies, the monumental sculpture will end up in the gardens of the Petit Palais in Paris, near the Champs-Élysées.

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The Bold Sensibility of Pierre Hardy
T Style, October 12

The designer, who launched his label in 1999, is known for his spare, graphic and utilitarian accessories. Here, he shares his many inspirations with T.

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People, Places and Things to Know: Feminist Art That’s Also Furniture, Patterned Bags and More
T Style, October 12

T’s cultural compendium of what’s new.

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A Restoration Brings Sweden’s Nationalmuseum Into the 21st Century
Weekend, October 12

When it opened in 1866, the museum in Stockholm was one of Europe’s most modern. An ambitious overhaul aims to return it to that position.

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A Landmark Achievement for a Painting by a Woman, Upstaged by a Man
Culture, October 12

A work by the British painter Jenny Saville sold for $12.4 million, an auction high for a living female artist. But Banksy’s prank grabbed the headlines.

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Winning Bidder for Shredded Banksy Painting Says She’ll Keep It
Culture, October 11

Banksy’s latest prank, which cost a European bidder $1.4 million, has been renamed and recertified.

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‘Hilma Who?’ No More
Weekend, October 11

Spiritual sparks helped inspire the radical and visionary art of Hilma af Klint, the new (old) name to know. Her work is on view at the Guggenheim.

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21 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, October 11

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

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Helena Almeida, Experimental Portuguese Artist, Dies at 84
Obits, October 11

In photographs, drawings and paintings, she bent the boundaries between genres, using her body as an artistic tool.

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A Young Curator From a Storied Art World Family
Styles, October 11

Roya Sachs, whose father is the artist Rolf Sachs, is the bright young curator of the Lever House collection.

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Is All Art Sacred Art? In a Prose Meditation, One Poet Makes the Case
Book Review, October 11

Christian Wiman’s strangely powerful new book, “He Held Radical Light,” argues for the inherent holiness of art.

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Charles White Was a Giant, Even Among the Heroes He Painted
Weekend, October 11

At the Museum of Modern Art, the first full-scale look at Charles White’s career in about three decades traces a broad pattern of 20th-century African-American life.

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A Walk Through Velvet Underground History With John Cale
Weekend, October 11

Touring a multimedia experience dedicated to the 1960s group with one of its founders.

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How an Eight-Month Trip Shifted the Course of Art History
T Style, October 11

In the early ’50s, Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly traveled together through Italy and Morocco, transforming more than just their own careers.

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Pierre Huyghe Reads Our Minds, and Discovers a New Art Form
Weekend, October 11

In a commanding new exhibition at London’s Serpentine Galleries, the French artist makes images directly from brain activity — and adds 10,000 flies for good measure.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, October 11

Suh Se Ok’s ink paintings; Kyle Staver’s mythical figures; Trisha Baga’s psychedelic installation; B. Wurtz’s “Domestic Space”; and Richard Stankiewicz’s metal sculptures.

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Peggy Cooper Cafritz Leaves Collection to Two Arts Institutions
Culture, October 10

Ms. Cafritz bequeathed over 650 works of art to the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington.

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Phyllis Kind, Art Dealer Who Took In Outsiders, Dies at 85
Obits, October 10

In New York and Chicago galleries she expanded the narrative of 20th-century art to include artists known as the Hairy Who and then as the Chicago Imagists.

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The Guy in the Painting? You Saw Him Foraging at the Junk Shop
Weekend, October 10

Michael Rips once won a blind auction battle for a painting. It turns out the other bidder was a friend — the artist who had created the piece.

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Met Costume Institute Embraces ‘Camp’ for 2019 Blockbuster Show
Culture, October 9

After “Heavenly Bodies,” the museum will celebrate the profane and the pop.

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Storm King to Add a New Commission to Its Permanent Collection
Culture, October 9

A site-specific sculpture by the contemporary artist Sarah Sze will come to the outdoor museum in 2020.

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Julian Schnabel and the Great Painters, Side by Side
Culture, October 8

The visual artist and movie director has moved some pieces in the Musée d’Orsay’s collection, hanging his paintings alongside ones by van Gogh, Monet and Cézanne.

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A New Taste of Marrakesh
Travel, October 8

The ancient Moroccan city is being reinvigorated by local entrepreneurs opening their own cafes, bars and riads, while embracing tradition.

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The Photo Book as Art Object
Photo, October 8

For Dayanita Singh, photography is inseparable from its presentation, and she has spent years experimenting with unusual photo book formats to display her work.

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How Banksy’s Prank Might Boost His Prices: ‘It’s a Part of Art History’
Culture, October 7

The artist’s remotely shredded “Girl With Balloon” was meant to poke fun at excesses of the auction world. Yet now his prices look set to soar.

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Andy Warhol Said He Came From ‘Nowhere.’ This Is It.
Foreign, October 7

A remote village in Slovakia claims the Pop Art icon as its native son. But it took time for relatives to warm to his legacy.

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Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby’s
Foreign, October 6

The British street artist Banksy appeared to pull off one of his most spectacular pranks on Friday night, with a frame that shredded his “Girl With Balloon” after it sold.

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William Helfand, a Collector Intrigued by Quackery, Dies at 92
Culture, October 5

Mr. Helfand’s collection of posters and prints for dubious medical cures was formidable. It is now spread among assorted museums.

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T Suggests: Detroit’s Hall of Mirrors, the Freedom of Bare Feet and More
T Style, October 5

A roundup of things our editors — and a few contributors — are excited about in a given week.

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Vladimir Radunsky, 64, Dies; Protean Children’s Book Illustrator
Obits, October 5

Mr. Radunsky harnessed a multitude of artistic styles for different narrative effects in books about subjects including Albert Einstein and a rapping dog.

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Kerry James Marshall Paints for Chicago. His Mural Should Stay There.
Culture, October 5

The proposed auction of the artist’s 1995 painting “Knowledge and Wonder,” held by the Chicago Public Library, is a dreadful idea.

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In London, a Frenzied Frieze Week in the Shadow of Brexit
Culture, October 5

The city was teeming with foreign visitors for the art fairs, auctions and exhibitions. But Britain’s exit from the European Union was weighing on many minds.

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The Week in Arts: Kerry Washington on Broadway; Gorillaz in Brooklyn
Arts & Leisure, October 5

The “Scandal” actress returns to the Great White Way to star in “American Son.”

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Why Did Leonardo Draw These Weird Faces?
Arts, October 5

Some scholars see doodles, and others an artist trying to understand the range of human emotion. The faces are the focus of a new exhibit in the Netherlands.

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Maja Hoffmann Fights to Build Her Cultural Capital in Arles, France
Arts & Leisure, October 5

Imagining her city transformed by art, a “rainmaker” takes on a role once reserved for planners.

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24 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, October 4

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

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Warrington Colescott, Who Etched With a Satirical Edge, Dies at 97
Obits, October 4

In his etchings, Mr. Colescott, a renowned printmaker, made biting and witty commentaries on history, politics, civil rights and, satisfyingly, the I.R.S.

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Spellbound by Harry Potter and the Museum of Magic
Weekend, October 4

At the New-York Historical Society, a glimpse of the folkloric, cultural and scientific influences on the magic of the popular series.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, October 4

Bernard Kirschenbaum’s geometric sculptures; Charline von Heyl’s dissonant paintings; Sam Anderson’s lovesome things; and Chitra Ganesh’s gender revisions.

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Ghosts of the Past, Embalmed in White Plaster
Weekend, October 4

Rachel Whiteread has spent decades making sculptures out of empty spaces. A retrospective at the National Gallery of Art is a model of her commitment.

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For Naomi Watts, Art Is Like a Tattoo. She Explains How.
Weekend, October 4

As a trophy of success, art endures, while an extravagant dress could fray and a piece of jewelry may be lost, Ms. Watts says.

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A Design Tour From Your Armchair
Special Sections, October 4

For those with lingering wanderlust this fall, six coffee table books offer adventurous design from around the world.

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In the Cradle of Hip-Hop, a South Bronx Gallery Bridges a Gap
Weekend, October 3

Free Richardson and Yasiin Bey, the rapper formerly known as Mos Def, open an art gallery focusing on underrepresented artists with a hip-hop flavor.

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In Omaha, a Progressive Approach to Free Time
Travel, October 3

Nebraska’s largest city has a vibrant music scene, a coffeehouse that includes a church (or vice versa), and many ways to experience the American West.

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Should Art Be a Battleground for Social Justice?
Interactive, October 3

In 2018, culture is being evaluated for its moral correctness more than for its quality.

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In London, a Temple Where You Can Worship at the Altar of Oscar Wilde
T Style, October 2

The artists Peter McGough and David McDermott have built a shrine to the playwright and poet that will also host events held by the L.G.B.T. community.

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Jane Fortune, Champion of Florence’s Female Artists, Dies at 76
Obits, October 2

Ms. Fortune, an Indiana philanthropist, found a late-in-life purpose in restoring Renaissance art by women, earning her the nickname “Indiana Jane.”

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David Hockney Wouldn’t Paint the Queen. But He Made Her a Stained-Glass Window.
Culture, October 2

The British painter says he is not a churchgoer, but on Tuesday a window that he designed was formally dedicated in Westminster Abbey.

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Riddle of a Scandalous French Painting Is Solved, Researcher Says
Culture, October 1

Until now, the identity of the subject in Gustave Courbet’s “The Origin of the World,” a meticulous close-up of a woman’s genitals, was unknown.

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Geta Bratescu, Adventuresome Romanian Artist, Is Dead at 92
Obits, September 28

The creator of experimental, often humorous works, she had been a prolific artist for decades in her own country. But the West discovered her only recently.

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The Man Who Taught a Generation of Black Artists Gets His Own Retrospective
T Style, September 28

When he died in 1979, Charles White had been influential, both in and outside of the art world. Now, a coming show at MoMA resurrects the American master.

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In Austria’s Art Scene, the Ideas Are Big (but the Turnout Isn’t)
Culture, September 28

A festival, a gallery collaboration and a fair reveal the ambitions and the limitations of the country’s contemporary art scene.

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Refugees and Migrants Tell Their Own Stories Through Photographs
Photo, September 28

The 25th annual exhibition by the Open Society Documentary Photography Project elevates the voices of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers.

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Art Dealer Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Fraud
Culture, September 27

Ezra Chowaiki sold artwork without his clients’ permission and misused money that had been designated for making purchases for them.

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Finding Common Ground at El Museo del Barrio
Weekend, September 27

Two shows attempt to bridge the rift in a museum’s mission: to honor its Barrio roots — and reach a global audience.

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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Weekend, September 27

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

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At 7 Art Galleries, the Ecstatic Flow of Paint and the Stories It Can Tell
Weekend, September 27

Seven new exhibitions show us the many ways that liquidity figures in the postwar history of painting.

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Firebrands Who Forged a New Art for a New India
Weekend, September 26

Asia Society presents the first United States exhibition of the Progressives Artists’ Group, the avant-garde painters of post-independence Mumbai, in decades.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Weekend, September 26

Glen Fogel’s videos and soul-baring drawings; Martine Gutierrez’s “Indigenous Woman”; and Toyin Ojih Odutola’s portraits of imagined Nigerian aristocracy.

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The Robin Williams Auction: On the Wall and Off the Wall
Arts, September 26

Banksy, Gus Van Sant, Martin Mull and “Hook” — the eclectic collection of Robin and Marsha Williams goes on the auction block at Sotheby’s.

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A ’70s Performance Artist Finds a New Audience
T Style, September 26

Stephen Varble, whose works confront gender and commercialism, will be the subject of a retrospective — more than three decades after his death.

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‘Ninth Street Women’ Shines a Welcome New Light on New York’s Postwar Art Scene
Books, September 26

Mary Gabriel moves from exalted art criticism to the seamiest gossip in her gratifying and generous group portrait of Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler.

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In a Bronx Home, Look Up to See a Mythical Creature
Weekend, September 26

The new director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts designed her apartment around a colorful work by a lifelong mentor, the printmaker Robert Blackburn.

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Isa Genzken Wins the Nasher Prize for Sculpture
Culture, September 25

The German artist will receive a $100,000 award for excellence in sculpture.

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Joshua Roth, Who Brought Agents to Visual Artists, Dies at 40
Obits, September 25

Mr. Roth founded United Talent Agency’s fine arts division in 2015 to tap into a new revenue source and help artists broker deals beyond the art world.

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The Getty to Start a Research Center for African-American Art
Culture, September 25

The Getty Research Institute has begun to acquire archives of African-American artists, starting with Betye Saar.

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A Baroness, Her Skulls and a Macabre Exhibition
Culture, September 25

When she died in 1926, Mathilde de Rothschild bequeathed a strange collection to a Paris museum. The grisly artifacts have now been given their own show.

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Marina Abramovic Attacked by Aspiring Artist in Florence
Culture, September 24

Ms. Abramovic was stunned, but not hurt, when a man hit her with a portrait Sunday. He did it for his art, he told her. Violence is never art, she retorted.

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Cruising New York’s Waterways This Week: Portraits of Former Refugees
Culture, September 24

Shimon Attie’s latest art installation is a barge that shows a silent film, timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly.

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Want to Get Rich Buying Art? Invest in Women
Op Ed, September 24

More than ever, female artists are breaking sales records and being recognized for their role in important art movements.

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Porcelain Finds Its Outside Voice
Weekend, September 23

In her Kingston, N.Y., studio, the artist Arlene Shechet champions porcelain for an installation in Madison Square Park. Ceramics are not delicate, the artist insists.

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Jan Fabre Is Renowned for Pushing Boundaries. Did He Go Too Far With His Dancers?
Culture, September 23

Mr. Fabre, an international figure in the arts, is accused by several women of sexual harassment and bullying, and officials in Belgium are investigating.

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A Retirement Home’s Lessons in How to Keep in Touch
Op Ed, September 22

A curator finds much to admire in the creative exuberance of the objects in these halls.