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The Daily Checklist: World Museums Rally to Save Egypt's Treasures, Stephen...

 Plus, the Drawing Center plans an easy expansion.

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Art & Crime: Antisocial Media: Italian Art Duo Hijacks 1 Million Facebook...

 "Face to Facebook," by Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico, created a sensation at Berlin's Transmediale Festival — and irked Zuckerberg.

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People: Triumph of the Underdog: Jeff Koons Bows Out of His Barking-Mad...

 The blue-chip artist has conceded that he does not own all inflatable pups, so San Francisco's Park Life gallery can continue vending its pooch bookends.

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Art & Crime: Did Art Dealer Guy Wildenstein Gather a Multimillion-Dollar...

 An investigation into hot paintings found in the Wildenstein Institute follows another suit, concerning the concealment of the value of his late father's fortune.

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Postwar & Contemporary Art: What Artists Think About When They Think About...

 In time for the Super Bowl, ARTINFO looked at six approaches contemporary artists have taken to the intense all-American sport in their work. Surprise! There's some homoeroticism.

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Old Masters & Antiquities: On the Trail of Artifact Plunderers, Archeologists...

 These stunning mosaics may have covered Zechariah's final resting place.

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The Daily Checklist: Green Bay Packers Win a Renoir, Cooper Union Names a New...

 Plus, Francesco Vezzoli on his new religion-and-celebrity mash-up at Gagosian.

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Arts Policy: What Governor Cuomo's Butchered Budget Means for New York's Arts

 The $5.6 million decrease in funding comes as a blow to culture groups already straitened by the economy.

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Performing Arts: "The Revolution of Light": Egyptian Protesters Create a...

 Poetry and even some makeshift interactive art fortifies the occupation in Tahrir Square, but artist Ahmed Bassiouni is among the casualities of clashes with the government.

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Museums: Feeling Lucky? Or Let Down?: A Roundup of Art Critics on Google's...

 What various newspapers, magazines, and blogs have to say about the digital archive of more than 1,000 artworks from 17 international institutions.

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Art Market: Is the Art Market Entering a New Age of Volatility?

 Some analysts fear rampant speculation now that art has become a hot investment.

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Museums: After Planning an Exhibition on the Mob, a Naples Museum Director...

 Harassed by the Camorra, Antonio Manfredi — the latest museum official to take on Italy's organized crime — wants to move his collection up north.

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The Daily Checklist: Robert Mapplethorpe Archive Goes to L.A., Why the Google...

 Plus, the short, awful life of J. Paul Getty III.

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Arts Policy: European Corporation Enters Battle Over 9/11 Sculpture's Fate

 The AXA insurance giant is the rightful owner of the Koenig Sphere, the display of which has pitted 9/11 family members against the Port Authority.

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Design & Architecture: "Philistines!": Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel Lash Out...

 The Gehry-designed "cloud of glass" museum for billionaire collector Bernard Arnault has been grounded by a French judge in the mid-construction.

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Design & Architecture: Does L.A. Care If the Watts Towers Are Saved?

 While LACMA has stepped up to do fundraising for the massive folk art monument, who stands to gain, besides the devoted enclave of Watts lovers?

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Arts Policy: Arts Cuts Drive French Museum Directors to Pen a J'Accuse

 The General Association of Curators of French Public Collections have issued a lengthy report defending their profession against "extreme free-market logic."

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The Daily Checklist: Rihanna Rips Off David LaChapelle, Morgan Spurlock...

 Plus, Nazi-loot restitution champion Maria V. Altmann dies at 94.

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Design & Architecture: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Open a $40 Million Arts Lab...

 The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts features galleries, studios, performance spaces, and an interior that is split in half by a glass wall.

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Old Masters & Antiquities: Egyptian Antiquities Boss to Protesters: The...

 Amid the uprising, Zahi Hawass has secured the return of antiquities from the Metropolitan Museum, and is disputing accounts of chaos at the nation's museums.

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