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Art's 'Sense Of Humor' Chronicled At The National Gallery Of Art

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The Toronto Police Service released this image of the Banksy print Trolley Hunters, apparently stolen from an exhibit Sunday. Banksy/Toronto Police Service hide caption

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Claudia "CLAW" Gold's trademark cartoon paw decorates a wall at "Beyond the Streets," an L.A. exhibition that celebrates street art. Beau Roulette/Courtesy of Beyond The Streets hide caption

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Alberto Giacometti didn't sculpt heroes on horseback; he depicted everyday humans — and animals — struggling to get through the day. Above, his 1951 bronze sculpture Dog (Le chien). Cathy Carver/Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/Smithsonian hide caption

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Giacometti's Sculptures Bare The Scars Of Our Daily Struggles

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In a secret room located in Florence's church of San Lorenzo the walls are covered in drawings believed to be the work of Michelangelo and his disciples. Claudio Giovannini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This Room Is Thought To Have Been Michelangelo's Secret Hideaway And Drawing Board

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One of Andy Warhol's Oxidation Paintings, sold earlier this week by the Baltimore Museum of Art. Mito Hood/Photography BMA hide caption

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Baltimore Museum Says Goodbye Warhol, Hello Younger, More Diverse Collection

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Past Times by Kerry James Marshall at Sotheby's. It sold for $21.1 million, a record auction price for a living African American artist, this week. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mother of Modern Medicine by Kadir Nelson, oil on linen, 2017. Collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Kadir Nelson and the JKBN Group LLC. hide caption

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Collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Kadir Nelson and the JKBN Group LLC.

Henrietta Lacks' Lasting Impact Detailed In New Portrait

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Film director Jean Renoir grappled with his father's legacy. "I have spent my life trying to determine the extent of the influence of my father upon me," he wrote. Renoir is shown above filming his 1962 film, The Elusive Corporal. Agence France Presse/Getty Images hide caption

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Filmmaker Jean Renoir Inherited An Artist's Eye For Images

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The new exhibition Moundverse Infants at Temple Contemporary in Philadelphia centers around artist Trenton Doyle Hancock's toy dolls. Torpedo Man, the superhero of his artistic cosmology, is portrayed on the left. Courtesy of Temple Contemporary hide caption

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An Artist's Alternative Universe And His Warehouse Full Of Dolls

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While in the process of a major renovation, the museum in Southern France dedicated to artist Étienne Terrus — whose self-portrait at the museum appears here — discovered that 82 of its paintings are fakes. Raymond Roig/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French Museum Discovers More Than Half Its Collection Is Forged

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From left: Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and Halloween Jack are Bowie-inspired cocktails made by BKW by Brooklyn Winery. Shelby Hearn/BKW by Brooklyn Winery hide caption

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"The Departure" from Aïda Muluneh's "The World is 9" collection. The title comes from a saying of Muluneh's grandmother — meaning that the world will never be a perfect 10. Aïda Muluneh hide caption

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A statue of surgeon J. Marion Sims is taken down from its pedestal in Central Park on Tuesday. A New York City panel decided to move the controversial statue after outcry, because many of Sims' medical breakthroughs came from experimenting on enslaved black women without anesthesia. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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As artist David Hockney recovered from a minor stroke, he decided to paint portraits of his friends. The result is "82 Portraits and 1 Still-life," an exhibit now on view at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jean-Pierre Gonçalves de Lima/LACMA hide caption

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What's It Like To Pose For David Hockney? We Asked The People In His Portraits

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New York's Metropolitan Museum Announces Max Hollein As New Director

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A 2017 congressional committee report singled out this picture of Donald Rumsfeld as one example of the high cost of official portraits. Unveiled in 2010, after Rumsfeld's tenure as secretary of defense had ended, this official image — Rumsfeld's second — cost more than $46,000. Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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The oil painting Cider Making by William Sidney Mount is on display at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 758. Purchase, Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, by exchange, 1966 hide caption

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Purchase, Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, by exchange, 1966

Jasper Johns, pictured in his New York City studio in 1964, was known for transforming common objects like flags, numerals and archery targets into unsettling paintings. Bob Adelman/© Bob Adelman Estate hide caption

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The Flag Still Flies For Jasper Johns

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Erich Berger and Mari Keto have made radioactive jewels, part of their Inheritance Project, that are unwearable by humans — and remain locked in a concrete vault equipped with radiation measurement devices. Courtesy of Erich Berger hide caption

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