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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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Henrietta Lacks' Lasting Impact Detailed In New Portrait

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Bride Lindsey Morgan tries on a popular style on an episode of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta. Host Monte Durham stands second from right. Dewey Ortiz/TLC hide caption

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Brides Everywhere Are Saying Yes To The Low-Cut Dress

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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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This painting is artist Christina Eve's attempt to recreate the images she sees when she listens to the music of Bleachers. Colorist Creative - Garrett Callahan and Sean Sida/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's Teenage Years In 'Boom For Real'

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Technicians attend a rehearsal of the show Universal Judgment: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel, directed by Marco Balich, on March 13 near the Vatican. The Vatican Museums, which house the Sistine Chapel, provided high-definition digital reproductions of the frescoes in the hall at a reduced rate because they acknowledged the educational value of the project. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Sistine Chapel Gets Its Own High-Tech Spectacle, With Music By Sting

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Kelly Slater during team practice before the World Surf League's Founders' Cup of Surfing at his Surf Ranch in Lemoore, Calif. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Surfers Head Inland To Compete On Machine-Made California Waves

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Remembering Abbas, A Photographer Focused On The Religions Of The World

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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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Judges with London's Natural History Museum, which administers the Wildlife Photographer of the Year prize, determined that Marcio Cabral had faked The Night Raider with a taxidermy anteater — a charge he denies. Marcio Cabral/Natural History Museum hide caption

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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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Building Museum Exhibit Chronicles Scourge Of Evictions, Homelessness

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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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The Fearless Girl statue stands facing Charging Bull as tourists take pictures in New York on April 12, 2017. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images 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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