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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on August 2, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Norwegian youths destroyed a stone-age engraving of a skier, Mary Boone sued an art adviser over allegedly ill-gotten KAWS works, and a Salvador Dalí sculpture was vandalized in Quebec City.

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Post image for The Curious Fates of Famous Artists’ Pets

There’s a whole history of woe for the pets of famous artists, especially when the creative types decided no ordinary cat or dog would do, and brought exotic creatures into their urban lives, or chose a rather macabre tribute to their animal lives.

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Salvador Dalí was named after his brother, who died in infancy, before Dalí was born.

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Post image for At Spring Masters, a Glimpse of Precious Artworks Before They Change Hands

The Spring Masters fair preview welcomed its visitors with vases full of fresh magnolias, live classical music, and platters of champagne.

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Post image for A 1944 Dalí Backdrop Gets Its Own Surreal Circus

The archives of the Metropolitan Opera can seem like some kind of pharaonic tomb, packed as they are with theatrical treasures.

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Post image for Math and Madness in a 1960s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ Illustrated by Dalí

In 1969, the Maecenas Press imprint of Random House published 2,700 copies of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, each chapter accompanied by one of 12 heliogravures by Salvador Dalí.

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Post image for Remembering Brian Sewell: The Master of the Operatic Put-Down Who Masturbated for Dalí

There’s little doubt that Brian Sewell (1931–2015) — who passed away on Saturday — was Britain’s best-known art critic.

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The startling 1929 surrealist silent film Un Chien Andalou made by Luis Buñuel in collaboration with Salvador Dalí is now a deeply unsettling video game.

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Galleries

Artists Redraw Their Own Books

by Daniel Larkin on December 1, 2014

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Some unique artist books are currently on view at Christie’s in New York.

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A new graphic biography series launched last month with books that follow the lives of Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Salvador Dalí in text and illustration.

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