A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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The Brooklyn Museum houses a permanent collection that includes works that date back to ancient Egyptian. The 4th floor now houses the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, which currently features the long term installation The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago. Other contemporary artists featured are Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman and Adrian Piper.