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  • Walking on Saffron in Central Park?

    A project to cover the walkways of Central Park in saffron fabric walkways has remained on the drawing board ever since Christo and Jean-Claude first conceived it in 1979. Now, Mayor Bloomberg, a longtime supporter of the idea, may use it to bolster New York's flagging tourist economy.

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  • Exhibition of Corpses To Go Forward in London

    “Body World,” a controversial exhibition that includes 175 human body parts and 25 corpses, is the brainchild of Professor Gunther von Hagens. Now, the British government has ruled that no law prohibits the show from moving forward.

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  • In Venice, a Commedia dell'Arte

    Italy's Silvio Berlusconi has turned the Venice Biennale into a political football, and it's less and less clear if there's anyone willing to catch it.

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  • A New Face at the National Gallery

    An eagerly awaited announcement is expected today in Britain that Charles Saumarez Smith, currently director of the National Portrait Gallery, will become the next director of the National Gallery.

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  • Mona “the Tigress” Lisa?

    The art world's most famous face—Mona Lisa—may have belonged to a promiscuous courtesan who was nicknamed “the Tigress,” according to a decade of research by a leading art historian.

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  • MoMA Selling Duplicate Atget Prints

    The Museum of Modern Art is selling over 1,000 duplicates from its collection of Eugène Atget prints, which is the second largest after that of the French government.

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  • SF MoMA Taps Neal Benezra

    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has named Neal Benezra, currently of the Art Institute of Chicago, to succeed David Ross as director.

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  • Plans for London Skyscaper Approved

    London city-planning authorities have approved plans for a sixty-six-story skyscraper, designed by Renzo Piano, which if constructed will be the tallest in the UK.

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  • Criticism of Anatomy

    An English artist defends legal challenges to his upcoming exhibition that will feature work comprising human anatomical specimens.

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