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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De Kooning made dozens of drawings, sketches and paintings of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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The new building's window-lined hallways are in stark contrast to the brutalist design of the Whitney's former home. Nic Lehoux/Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art hide caption

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The Picasso work Women of Algiers (Version O) was sold for a record-breaking $179,365,000 Monday by Christie's auction house, making it the most expensive painting ever sold. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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In her 2008 work Reclining Odalisque, Moroccan photographer Lalla Essaydi shows a woman covered in calligraphy. Los Angeles County Museum of Art hide caption

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Of I Wish You the Sunshine of Tomorrow, Rodgers says: "The ICU room my dad was in on the day he died had yellow walls. Every time we visited him we had to wear hospital gowns that were a bright yellow. [It] was a recurring color in that whole time frame of my life." Courtesy of Jennifer Rodgers hide caption

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A visitor views a replica of Jean-Honore Fragonard's 18th century painting, Young Woman (right) as the original hangs to its left. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators snarl traffic as they try to block an entrance to the Holland Tunnel during a solidarity protest Wednesday in New York City. Michael Abbott/Getty Images hide caption

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Jackson Pollock cooks with his wife, the artist Lee Krasner, and his mother, Stella Pollock, in the kitchen of his home in Springs, in East Hampton, N.Y., 1950. Courtesy Pollock‑Krasner House and Study Center hide caption

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Come out of the Bone Age, darling....1955 Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York hide caption

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Each of the 60 paintings in Jacob Lawrence's Great Migration series is accompanied with a caption. For this panel, he wrote in 1941: "In every town Negroes were leaving by the hundreds to go North and enter into Northern industry." Courtesy of The Phillips Collection hide caption

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Artist Parviz Tanavoli with his sculpture Big Heech Lovers. John Gordon/Courtesy of Parviz Tanavoli hide caption

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In The Shame In Venice 2, Kenyan artist Michael Soi protests the makeup of his country's pavilion at the Biennale. Courtesy of Michael Soi hide caption

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