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Former U.S. President Barack Obama is introduced during Thursday foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 28, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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- Pat Steir‘s abstract, waterfall-esque paintings have been fan favorites for years. Now, at last, her market is starting to skyrocket too.
- You may not realize it, but some of your favorite burger joints, fashion statements, and edible undergarments started out as art projects. artnet News’s Ben Davis reveals all.
- The beloved philanthropist Agnes Gund gave the Cleveland Museum of Art a few masterpieces—including a giant baseball mitt by Claes Oldenburg.
- Speaking of Oldenburg, the great Pop artist has returned to Chelsea after a 12-year absence from the art world, and his new show is really, really fun.
- Artists around the US perked up their ears in a big way when the Obama Foundation announced it was starting an artist fellowship program.
- We learned that 90-year-old artist Rosalyn Drexler is an accomplished painter and writer. And also a former professional wrestler. Wow.
- Some of the world’s top artists are protesting Trump’s newest immigration ban. How? With posters.
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