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  • A Stolen Chagall in Topeka?

    A painting valued at $1 million that mysteriously appeared last month in a postal center in Topeka, Kansas, has been authenticated as the Chagall that was stolen off the walls of the Jewish Museum in Manhattan in June.

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  • The Village Voice Calls for Krens's Removal

    Art critic Jerry Saltz has called for the resignation of Guggenheim director Thomas Krens. Writing in his weekly column for the Village Voice, Saltz dubbed Krens's well-known plans to transform the museum into an international franchise a “shell game.” Should Krens “go out with Enron”?

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  • Citicorp Photography Prize Finalists Named

    The five photographers nominated for the Citicorp Private Bank prize, among them Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Thomas Ruff, and Iranian Shirana Shahbazi, all share a self-conscious style, argues Adrian Searle.

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  • Video Art Coming to MoMA

    With over three thousand tapes, Electronic Arts Intermix is the premier distributor of video art. With the Museum of Modern Art's upcoming exhibition “The First Decade: Video from the E.A.I. Archives,” the thirty-year-old institution is ready to receive its due.

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  • Oscar Nominations Announced

    With The Lord of the Rings receiving thirteen nominations, including best picture, best director, best supporting actor, and a handful of technical Oscars, the Academy seems to have opted for fantasy over reality.

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  • Enwezor's “Short Century” Opens at P.S. 1

    Okwui Enwezor's “Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994,” which opened at P.S. 1 on Sunday, may offer a sneak peek at the upcoming and much-anticipated Documenta11.

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  • No Slump for Most US Museums

    A survey of museums conducted last month by the US Association of Art Museum Directors reveals that four out of five report current attendance to be the same or higher than it was before September 11.

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  • Vermeer Tops Museum Shows

    “Vermeer and the Delft School” at the Metropolitan Museum in New York was the most highly viewed show last year. The show also topped the league table in London.

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  • Record Week at Christie's

    Christie's auction house enjoyed a record-breaking £73 million in business last week and has broken six records for sales of individual artists, including Andreas Gursky, Thomas Demand, Glenn Brown, and Pierre Soulages.

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  • London ICA Chairman Sacked

    Ivan Massow, former chairman of London's Institute of Contemporary Art, was fired from his position on Monday following his public denunciations of British art-world figures such as Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Gallery, and artist Tracey Emin.

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