Artist Christo finances his projects by selling design drawings like this one, a preparatory sketch for the Over the River project on Colorado's Arkansas River. Wolfgang Volz/Copyright Christo 2007 hide caption

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6 Miles Of Silver Ribbon: Locals Protest Christo

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Elizabeth Catlett's 1968 sculpture Homage to My Young Black Sisters Allison Keyes/NPR hide caption

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BLack, Female And An Inspirational Modern Artist

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Museum Dedicated To All Of French Artist's Talents

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Cezanne Sold To Qatar For A Record Price

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The original Mona Lisa is on permanent display at the the Musee du Louvre in Paris. Jean-Pierre Muller/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mona Lisa's Twin Painting Discovered

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Oil painting by Marinus van Reymerswaele. Courtesy of Palazzo Strozzi hide caption

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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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