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82nd & Fifth: SHE by Jason Sun This statuette was made in China during the Golden Age of the Tang Dynasty, when a woman sat on the throne. “It also tells us a lot about human nature, about this constant and eternal pursuit of beauty,” says curator Jason Sun. http://met.org/1fCJzmA Get a complete, 360-degree view of the sculpture: http://met.org/19IBs1L Figure of a Seated Court Lady (detail) | 8th century | China

Warhol At Auction: The Pop Artist Reigns As World's Biggest Seller In 2012 (PHOTOS)

The auction results are in -- pop artist extraordinaire Andy Warhol has snagged the position as the world's biggest seller at auction last year.<p>The Campbell Soup connoisseur raked in $380.3 million in sales in 2012, according to figures compiled by Artnet for Bloomberg News. Warhol's "Double Elvis" …

Banksy Secretly Sells Original Signed Art for $60 on Streets

Banksy strikes again with a secret pop-up art sale by Central Park for his month-long New York residency, <i>Better Out Than In</i>. Set up like any other stall selling merchandise on the streets lining the iconic park, an elderly man sat on October 13th, waiting for customers to pick up “100% authentic …

Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm – review

An image, wrote Albrecht Dürer, "is no more responsible for superstitious abuse than a weapon is responsible for a murder". Don't blame the gun, blame the homicidal lunatic who fires it – Dürer's argument about art, more than 500 years ago, is strangely similar to that of the US gun lobby today. …