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In Italy, Art As A Window Into Modern Banking

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Influenced by Mexican and Native American art, Pollock popularized action-painting and drip style, as seen in Number 7, 1951. Pollock-Krasner Foundation, National Gallery of Art/Artists Rights Society hide caption

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Pollock's Legend Still Splattered On Art World

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Ode To Ice

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An exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris explores American landscape painting. Here, the museum's director, Henri Loyrette, looks at the oil paintings of Thomas Cole (1801-1848), known for his realistic and detailed works. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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At The Louvre, A Rare Showcase For American Art

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The Charmed, Charming Life Of Rosamond Bernier

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Righting The Wrong On MLK's Statue

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About 1,200 tiny custom-made cars zoom around Metropolis II. If there's an accident, the sculpture comes with nearly 11,000 more toy cars, ready to hit the road. Courtesy The Los Angeles County Museum of Art hide caption

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Speedy Toy Cars Blur The Boundaries Of Sculpture

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A painting by Michelet "Najee" Calice, one of the artists featured in the exhibit. Courtesy Of The Artist hide caption

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In Haiti, Where Does Art Fit In?

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A Passionate Portrait Of An Artist And Her Muse

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Abstract expressionist artist Helen Frankenthaler, pictured above in 1956, adopted Jackson Pollock's technique of painting canvases laid flat on the floor. She sought to "marry" the paint with the canvas, she said. Gordon Parks/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Abstract Artist Helen Frankenthaler Dies At Age 83

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Anthropologist Nicholas Conard (left) and filmmaker Werner Herzog examine artifacts from the Chauvet caves in southern France. Mark Valesella/IFC Films hide caption

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Herzog's Doc Brings Prehistoric Paintings To Life

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Woman I (1950-52) is one of the works featured in de Kooning: A Retrospective. The exhibit is on display at the Museum of Modern Art through Jan. 9, 2012. John Wronn/Museum of Modern Art hide caption

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At MoMA, A Look At De Kooning's Shifts In Style

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Wal-Mart Heiress' Show Puts A High Price On Art

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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For Gertrude Stein, Collecting Art Was A Family Affair

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