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  • Frank Stella on the Move

    The famous '60s painter who once proclaimed that he wanted keep the paint on his canvases “as good as it was in the can” has been more visible lately than he has been for some time. With solo shows in New York and elsewhere, what's the story with Frank Stella?

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  • Slashed Newman Restored

    In 1986, Gerard Jan van Bladeren slashed Barnet Newman's Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue, III at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. A decade later, the self-professed hater of “only abstract art and realism” repeated the act, taking a blade to Newman's Cathedra. After four years, the painting has been restored but now hangs behind a wall of Plexiglas. What went into the restoration of the famous zip painting?

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  • Uncertain Future for Polaroid Collection

    The Polaroid Corporation declared bankruptcy last October, leaving the future of its stupendous collection of photographs, amassed over six decades and estimated at 24,000 images, uncertain. Now, as the company slowly sells itself off, photography curators across the country are paying close attention.

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  • Who was Jan van Eyck?

    Jan van Eyck was the inventor of oil paint, but he was also an alchemist. Are there other things we have yet to learn about the famous northern Master?

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  • The Struggle Over New York Architecture

    Herbert Muschamp surveys the political landscape of real-estate development and architecture in New York. What does it take to build significant architecture in the Big Apple?

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  • Re-Imagining Art in a Changed World

    In the fourth installment of a series on the changes in art and artists brought about by the September 11 attacks, Mary McNamara checks in with artists from different fields about what they're doing differently now?

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  • “Sade Surreal” On View in Zurich

    The exhibition “Sade Surreal,” currently on view at the Kunsthaus Zurich, explores the influence of the notorious writer on Surrealist writers and artists, among them Max Ernst, Man Ray, Pierre Klossowski, Hans Bellmer, and Alberto Giacometti. Just what was the fascination of de Sade?

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  • Future of Mies's Farnsworth House Still Unclear

    Earlier this year, Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House seemed to be on its way to becoming a public attraction when Peter Palumbo, its current owner, put it up for sale. Now, a budget deficit in Illinois has left its future uncertain. What will happen to the famous “levitating” steel-and-glass house?

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