Detail of Larry Rivers’s “Dutch Masters”

The Larry Rivers Foundation is suing developer Joseph Chetrit, the former owner of the Chelsea Hotel, over a missing painting that once hung in the hotel’s lobby and that the foundation has been trying to recover for three years.

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Woolworth building exterior signage at 233 Broadway

The Cass Gilbert–designed Woolworth building was the world’s tallest when it was completed in 1913, and while it relinquished that title long ago, its gothic exterior is still a commanding presence on Broadway.

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'Polly Apfelbaum: A Handweaver's Pattern Book' at Clifton Benevento

Among the sleek catalogues at the entrance to the Clifton Benevento Gallery sits a tattered hardcover, its paper jacket ripped to reveal the plain binding. This is artist Polly Apfelbaum’s copy of A Handweaver’s Pattern Book.

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Post image for A View from the Easel

Artist studios in California, Colorado, Israel, New Jersey, and Quebec.

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Art Movements

by Allison Meier on August 1, 2014

Vincent van Gogh,

DIA evaluation is doubled, Sekhemka statue sale loses two museums accreditation, Met Opera lockout postponed, and more from the week in art news.

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Marcus DeSieno's Parasites series

Tapeworms, leeches, lice, bedbugs, fleas, and ticks — the litany of Marcus DeSieno’s photographic subjects is enough to cause a few paranoid itches

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Spectacle Theater

Spectacle excels at making the most of whatever its members put their eclectic, seemingly tireless minds to. Seven days a week the volunteer-made, volunteer-run, 30-seat screening space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, hustles out a menagerie of films — rare, radical, forgotten, misbegotten, offbeat, and controversial — which they charge $5 to see.

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Post image for Gallery Whispers and Lunch in the Cafe: Mapping Museums Through Their Sounds

“There are so many sounds in museums that we usually ignore that are absolutely engrossing once you take the time to focus on them,” says artist John Kannenberg, who’s been recording museum noise for 15 years.

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Still from 'Yves Saint Laurent'

Very few figures in fashion have embodied the archetype of the talented and tortured artist like Yves Saint Laurent.

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Chloë Bass photo for

OMAHA — Both teaching and social practice ask a leader (artist, teacher, organizer) to codify and articulate a set of steps that are then acted out by a group. There’s a place for uncertainty, but it should be strategically applied: by choice, not default.

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