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The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold Reveals A Great Divide In the Art World

When Francis Bacon’s 1969 painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was purchased for an astounding $142.4 million at Christie’s last week, it became the single most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. In the aftermath of this historic art sale, a complicated, philosophical paradox emerges: on the one hand, it is remarkable that […]

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Mao Paintings Banned From China Warhol Exhibition

Shanghai wants to one day be considered a world art capital. Just last fall, the government funded several modern and contemporary art museums. But the city will have a hard time being considered a cultural capital if it continues censoring material the government deems politically sensitive and pornographic. A perfect example is the recent ban […]

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Why We Remember Warhol

Andy Warhol is a name most people know today. And even more have seen his artwork or know of the foundation named after him and dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts. But looking at his paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans, Marilyn Monroe, commercial advertisements, and everyday common objects might not yield much of […]

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