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Agnes by Chuck Close is part of the extensive Fisher Collection, which will go on display at the the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in June. Donald Fisher — founder of the Gap — decided right before his death in 2009 to loan his art collection to the museum, after his plan to build a private museum fell through. Photo: Ian Reeves/Courtesy of the artist and PaceWildenstein hide caption

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Elizabeth Taylor in 1958, with her Cartier ruby and diamond necklace. Photofest hide caption

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"This is a mother to all of us who left Iraq," AlKarkhi says. "So when you look at it, you look into your mother's eye. The eyes of this woman reflect the eyes of the mothers of everybody who left home." Photo: Walid Jawad hide caption

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Yinka Shonibare's Scramble for Africa features 14 life-size fiberglass mannequins dressed in Dutch wax printed cotton. Yinka Shonibare/By permission, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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From The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Howard University Press, 1984 Roy DeCarava/Courtesy of Sherry Turner DeCarava hide caption

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"I Wasn't Me Anymore:" Emma Thompson tours Journey, an art installation she co-created with a woman who was victimized by sex traffickers. Viewers who look through this porthole see their own faces superimposed on the bodies of woman wearing "prostitutes' weeds" — tattered lingerie and other worn, used clothing. Simon Clark/Eyebox hide caption

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