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Van Gogh, Gauguin, Chagall Headline Rare Phillips Collection Show (photos!)

First and Only Exhibit of Works in United States

Paul Gauguin's NAFEA faaipoipo (When Will You Marry?), also known as two Tahitian girls, recently sold for $300 million. It will be part of the exhibit.  (Photo:

Paul Gauguin’s NAFEA faaipoipo (When Will You Marry?), also known as two Tahitian girls, recently sold for $300 million. It will be part of the exhibit. (Photo: Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler)

Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Marc Chagall will be combined in a new exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., bringing together works assembled by two noted Swiss collectors for the first and only time in the United States.

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Andy Warhol Iconic Liz Taylor Painting at Center of Legal Battle

Alleged 'Patient Thief' Waited 30 Years to Sell

Andy Warhol's iconic silkscreen of Elizabeth Taylor is at the center of a heated legal battle over claims it was stolen 30 years ago. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Andy Warhol’s iconic silkscreen of Elizabeth Taylor is at the center of a heated legal battle over claims it was stolen 30 years ago. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Andy Warhol’s iconic painting of Elizabeth Taylor is at the center of an intense legal battle between the artist’s foundation and Warhol’s former bodyguard, who claims the artist gave him the painting 30 years ago.

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Freer Gallery Hosts Chinese Martial Arts, 3-D Technology Gala

Kung Fu Martial Arts Will Meet Hip-Hop at Special Event

The Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. will host  a special event for its Chinese martial arts exhibit.

The Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. will host a special event for its Chinese martial arts exhibit.

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. will transform into a cultural hot spot for the final “Asia After Dark” after-hours event, featuring a night of exploration and discovery into Chinese martial arts and 3-D printing technology.

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Andy Warhol's Arty Celebrity Polaroids on Exhibit

Basis for His Pop Art, Now Art in Themselves

Andy Warhol crossed a lot of celebrity paths during his lifetime and usually had his Polaroid Big Shot Camera in hand to snap photos of the glitterati. Now they’ve become art as much as his iconic pop-art portraits and silkscreens.

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Art Forgery Scandal Engulfs Top New York City Galleries

Motherwell painting (top) claimed to be a forgery; Knoedler & Co Building (bottom). The gallery went out of business abruptly Nov 30.

Some of New York’s top art dealers are under investigation by federal authorities for allegedly selling dozens of forged works by Modernist masters like Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock.

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Brooklyn Museum Shows Warhol's Religious Obsession

Along with iconic soup cans and eccentric downtown lifestyle, ’60s pop artist Andy Warhol also harbored a fascination with religion and quietly frequent a tony Upper East Side church to attend services.  Toward the end of his life it became an obsession.

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Salander $120M Art Fraud Case Ends With Guilty Plea

salanderOne of the biggest New York art frauds in recent memory that drew in celebrities like tennis star John McEnroe, hot shot financiers and even art world denizens came to an uncerimonial close this week when the perpetrator, Lawrence B. Salander, 60, pleaded guilty in court.

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Delaroache's 'Charles I' Highlights National Gallery Show

delaroche1Paul Delaroche’s painting “Charles I Insulted by Cromwell’s Soldiers,” which miraculously rose from the ashes of World War II, has finally gone on display more than half a century after it was thought destroyed by German bombers.

David Bowie Draft of Iconic 'Starman' Lyrics Going Up for Auction (video)

David Bowie Draft of Iconic 'Starman' Lyrics Going Up for Auction (video)

David Bowie's iconic 1972 song "Starman" marked a turning point in his career, and a working draft of the lyrics he wrot...Read More
David Rockefeller Estate to Sell Extensive Art, Furniture Collection

David Rockefeller Estate to Sell Extensive Art, Furniture Collection

David Rockefeller, banker, philanthropist and avid collector died in March at the age of 101, prompting the sale of more...Read More
Morgan Library Fetes First Cultural Iconoclast, Henry David Thoreau

Morgan Library Fetes First Cultural Iconoclast, Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was America's first cultural iconoclast. Not much is popularly known about him beyond his seminal bo...Read More
J.D. Salinger's 'Catcher in the Rye,' an Icon of Teen Rebellion, Turns 65

J.D. Salinger's 'Catcher in the Rye,' an Icon of Teen Rebellion, Turns 65

‘Tis the season ... for my perennial pilgrimage to Manhattan in New York City, the warren of Holden Caulfield, the disgr...Read More
Linda Bruckheimer Sees Life Through Lens of 'High Concept' Photographer

Linda Bruckheimer Sees Life Through Lens of 'High Concept' Photographer

Linda Bruckheimer is married to movie mogul Jerry Bruckheimer. Normally, that would be the end of the story for a Hollyw...Read More
Muhammad Ali Memorabilia Auction Expected to Draw High Rollers

Muhammad Ali Memorabilia Auction Expected to Draw High Rollers

Muhammad Ali, easily one of the largest sports icons of the 20th Century, is expected to be a major draw when many of hi...Read More
MoMA Party in the Garden Fit for a Rockefeller and a Few Friends (Photos!)

MoMA Party in the Garden Fit for a Rockefeller and a Few Friends (Photos!)

The Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) Party in the Garden was fit for a Rockefeller, make that two or three Rockefellers. Th...Read More
Joan Rivers Jewelry, Personal Items, Furniture Hit Christie's Auction Block

Joan Rivers Jewelry, Personal Items, Furniture Hit Christie's Auction Block

Joan Rivers' lavish jewelry, fine French furniture, exclusive Bob Mackie gowns, paintings and other object reflecting he...Read More
Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith Crack Code for Success in 'Breaking Conformity'

Arthur Greeno, Bryan Smith Crack Code for Success in 'Breaking Conformity'

Authors Arthur Greeno and Bryan Smith have penned a new book, "Breaking Conformity," that tells a revealing story that w...Read More
Bernard Boutet de Monvel's Art, Estate Heading for Sotheby's Paris Auction

Bernard Boutet de Monvel's Art, Estate Heading for Sotheby's Paris Auction

Bernard Boutet de Movel, a darling of early 20th century Parisian Cafe Society, was a noted painter, engraver, sculptor,...Read More
Luke Skywalker Blaster Used in Star Wars Movie Can Be Yours... For a Price

Luke Skywalker Blaster Used in Star Wars Movie Can Be Yours... For a Price

Luke Skywalker was pretty handy with a DL-44 Blaster in movies like "The Empire Strikes Back," and now you can own one o...Read More
Pop Art Gets International Perspective at Philadelphia Museum of Art (photos)

Pop Art Gets International Perspective at Philadelphia Museum of Art (photos)

Pop art has long been thought a uniquely American movement led by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. But Pop...Read More
Mona Lisa May Not Be Who She's Thought to Be; Startling New Discovery

Mona Lisa May Not Be Who She's Thought to Be; Startling New Discovery

Mona Lisa, the enigmatic portrait of a 16th century woman with a wry smile, may not be the person she was thought to be....Read More
Egon Schiele Paintings at Center of Lawsuit Over Plundered Nazi Art

Egon Schiele Paintings at Center of Lawsuit Over Plundered Nazi Art

Egon Schiele paintings are at the center of a legal dispute in Manhattan filed by the heirs of holocaust victim Fritz Gr...Read More

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