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  1. Oliver Cromwell may have famously instructed artists to depict him "warts and all," but he had nothing to worry about when Samuel Cooper painted his portrait. Cooper ranked among the greatest...
  2. Los Angeles’ biggest patron of the arts is Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist and megacollector. Anyone who doubts this will find supporting evidence all around town: He is a founding chairman...
  3. When the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens in Bentonville, Ark., on November 11, it will not just herald the arrival of a major new museum; it will admit the Walton family to an exclusive...
  4. Last November, Peter Bainbridge, of Bainbridges, a small auction house in England, asked his audience to "welcome" a colorful 18th-century Chinese porcelain vase that had been discovered in a modest...
  5. Contemporary art reaches full flower in the second week of May at the New York branches of Sotheby’s and Christie’s during their marquee spring evening sales. Koons Coup The cover lot for the catalog...
  6. When the Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair—the leading British show of its kind—abruptly folded in 2009 after 75 years, speculation began almost instantly about what might fill the void. Would...
  7. Adorn your table with the works of silversmith Kevin O’Dwyer, and dinner conversation may turn to the likes of Daniel Libeskind. "Maybe I’m a ‘wannabe’ architect," O’Dwyer posits when discussing his...
  8. The largest collection of Salvador Dalí’s artwork outside of his native Spain was unveiled in January at the new Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla. Built over a two-year period at a cost of $36...
  9. The ancient Dong son culture of Southeast Asia left behind bronzes of unrivaled complexity and beauty. Best known are the drums that its people fashioned in sizes ranging from 3 inches to 3 feet in...
  10. Edgar Degas’ 1897 pastel-and-charcoal work, Danseuses Jupes Jaunes ,will be a highlight of the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Auction ( www.christies.com ) February 9 at Christie’s London. The...

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