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 Whitney Museum houses one of the most significant collections of American art. It’s collection features works from the first half of the century but emphasizes contemporary artists in its exhibitions. The Whitney’s collection includes works by artists such as Edward Hopper, Keith Haring, Alexander Calder, and Andy Warhol, and it’s independent study program jumpstarted careers for artists such as Julian Schnabel. The Whitney Biennial is usually a much-anticipated exhibit for younger and/or emerging artists.