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  1. If you’re familiar with Joel Oppenheimer’s gallery of natural history art in Chicago, you likely would expect a similar environment and shopping experience at its sister establishment, the Audubon...
  2. Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson is the J.D. Salinger of comic-strip artists—worshipped by his fans and pathologically media-shy. So when Heritage Auctions offered an original Watterson...
  3. It was not D-Day, but it was a complicated maneuver covering three continents and six time zones. On January 12, Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011 opened simultaneously in all 11...
  4. Since its founding in 1979, Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco has featured virtually everyone in the photographic pantheon, from Eugène Atget to Diane Arbus to Walker Evans. Four consecutive exhibits...
  5. Each May in New York, the art world holds its equivalent of the World Series: The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales, where two rival teams—Christie’s and Sotheby’s—square off by assembling...
  6. As an air force fighter pilot in the Vietnam War, Forrest Fenn flew 328 missions and was shot down twice. After the war, he and his wife, Peggy, settled in Santa Fe, N.M., and founded what would...
  7. The vast contemporary art collection at the Pompidou Center in Paris has been known to overwhelm visitors, yet Domoina de Brantes wends expertly through the galleries, guiding her charges to works of...
  8. Interior designer David Phoenix calls fireplace accessories the jewelry of the fireplace. Evidently he is not alone in esteeming grates, pokers, tongs, and andirons—the racks that lift firewood off...
  9. Joseph Kurstin’s first netsuke was inexpensive and unattractive. But after five decades, the piece is still part of his collection, which now numbers some 800 examples of the Japanese art form. The...
  10. 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...

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