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John Singer Sargent’s unfinished portrait of Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1893), oil on canvas (Herta and Paul Amir Collection, via Wikimedia)

Inspired by the Harper’s Index, Sum of the Arts is a periodic tabulation of numbers floating around the art world and beyond.

Allison Meier

Allison C. Meier is a former staff writer for Hyperallergic. Originally from Oklahoma, she has been covering visual culture and overlooked history for print and online media since 2006. She moonlights...