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  • Francis Bacon Estate and Dealer Settle Suit

    Two years ago, the estate of Francis Bacon sued the Marlborough gallery for allegedly defrauding it of millions of dollars by systematically undervaluing the late painter's work. Both parties, however, have decided to avoid a bruising and expensive legal battle.

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  • Irish Museum Gets a New Wing

    The National Gallery of Ireland opened its new Millennium Wing last week. The soaring sixty-foot ceilings and white stone walls demonstrate Dublin's transformation into a European capital.

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  • Arts Groups Suffer in Wake of September 11

    Former mayor Rudolph Giuliani urged New Yorkers to go out and enjoy the city's cultural offerings. At the same time, the city started to slash its contributions to nonprofit art organizations. A report due out this month seeks to quantify the loss to the art community.

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  • MoMA Film Still Archive Heads to Pennsylvania

    Created by MoMA's founder, Alfred Barr, the museum's Film Still Archive is being shipped into storage in Hamlin, Pennsylvania. Originally set to go to MoMA's temporary Queens location, its curator, Mary Corliss, was recently laid off, prompting speculation about bureaucratic infighting at the museum and its ultimate plans for the film department.

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  • Are ‘Starchitects’ Having All the Fun?

    With a handful of architects now international superstars—Koolhaas, Gehry, Piano, and Foster are increasingly household names—they are receiving the lion's share of commissions for high-profile projects around the world. Is the media attention leaving less well-known though equally talented architects out in the cold?

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  • New NEA Chief Dead

    Michael P. Hammond, the new chief of the National Endowment for the Arts, was found dead in his home in Washington.

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