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Kabakov's 'The fallen Chandelier.' (Courtesy Wikipedia)

Kabakov’s ‘The fallen Chandelier.’ (Courtesy Wikipedia)

As part of their ongoing mission to promote Russian art, Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova have bought a major group of works by Ilya Kabakov, the most expensive living Russian artist. [Bloomberg]

Artist Janaina Tschape was conned out of some $150,000 by her studio assistant. [NYP]

Sotheby’s will host its first single-owner evening sale of Indian art in more than a decade. [NYT]

Judith H. Dobrzynski looks at the post-merger transformation of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. [WSJ]

Jonathan Jones argues that some of the best art in history is kitsch, and says that’s perfectly okay. [The Guardian]

New York checks in with Steven Soderbergh, painter. [NYM]

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