(Left) Mayan artisans from the Yucatan region hand-embroidered an armadillo onto this linen dress from Carla Fernández's Mayalands collection. (Right) This Fernandez dress is a traditional rebozo shape which honors the square root design of ancient patterns. Ramiro Chaves/Courtesy Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum hide caption

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A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway

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Does Copying In Fashion Keep It Fresh?

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Why Would More Than 500 Artists Sample The Same Song?

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The 1981 film Stations of the Elevated follows graffiti-covered trains in New York City. The film is being reissued in New York this week and the rest of the country this fall. Artists Public Domain hide caption

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After Decades On VHS, Graffiti's Golden Age Returns To Big Screen

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Kandinsky's Painting No. 201, on the left, was the inspiration for the salad on the right, which was used to test diners' appreciation of the dish. Museum of Modern Art; Crossmodal Research Laboratory hide caption

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Yves Saint Laurent works with a model at his Paris fashion house in 1965. A new film follows the designer's rise in the fashion world. Reg Lancaster/Getty Images hide caption

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The Turbulent Love Story Behind Yves Saint Laurent's Revolutionary Rise

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'The Illustrated Courtroom' Finds Art In Real-Life Legal Drama

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"Redan" is one of the works of minimalist sculptor Carl Andre on display at his retrospective at the Dia Art Foundation in Beacon, N.Y. Karen Michel for NPR hide caption

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With Blocks And Bricks, A Minimalist Returns To The Gallery

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Picasso's The Blue Room, painted in 1901, hung in the Phillips Collection for decades. AP hide caption

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Buried By Picasso, The Man Beneath 'The Blue Room' Tells A Story

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Chicago Girl Designs A Parkinson's-Proof Cup

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What Does Body Ink Say About NBA Players' Pain And Personalities?

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Scientists and art experts found a hidden painting beneath one of Picasso's first masterpieces, The Blue Room, thanks to advances in infrared technology. Here, associate conservator Patricia Favero of The Phillips Collection points to a detail in the image. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Huguette Clark in 1930. She had a mansion in Connecticut that was never occupied, and her New York apartments were kept up, unoccupied, for more than 20 years. AP hide caption

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Eccentric Heiress's Untouched Treasures Head For The Auction Block

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