George Caleb Bingham's The Jolly Flatboatmen (1846) became wildly popular after an East Coast art union bought it and started disseminating it as a print. National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Boston Public Library President Amy Ryan, left, and Conservation Officer Lauren Shott hold the recovered prints by Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt van Rijn. Courtesy of Boston Public Library hide caption

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Rekha is one of the many caged prostitutes Mary Ellen Mark came to know as she photographed in the red-light district of Mumbai. Courtesy of Mary Ellen Mark Studio and Library hide caption

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Carrot pullers from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Mexico. "We come from all states and we can't make a dollar in this field noways. [sic] Working from seven in the morning until twelve noon, we earn an average of thirty-five cents." California, February 1937 Dorothea Lange/Library of Congress hide caption

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A blind visitor to Spain's Prado Museum runs his fingers across a 3-D copy of the Mona Lisa, painted by an apprentice to Leonardo da Vinci. Ignacio Hernando Rodriguez/Courtesy of Prado Museum hide caption

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Army Spc. Jerral Hancock sits for a portrait with his son Julius. It is believed that Hancock was trapped under the wreckage of his Army tank in Iraq for half an hour before he was rescued. Courtesy of David Jay/Unknown Soldier hide caption

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Why does there seem to be such a vast space between Etsy and blue-chip virtual auction houses like Sotheby's? Where's the website where you can spend $200 or $2,000 on quality art online? New companies are trying to fill that gap. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre it looks as if a wrecking ball has been slammed into Whistler's lavish work. Hutomo Wicaksono/Freer Sackler Gallery hide caption

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Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born visual artist who has made her home country's turbulent history the subject of high art. The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., is hosting a retrospective of her work. Above, Neshat's 1999 Rapture Series. Photograph by Larry Barns/Courtesy Gladstone Gallery hide caption

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