Friday’s Art Notes

BY Tom LeGro  January 1, 2010 at 11:25 AM EDT

Times Square on New Year's Eve; Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images

—New Year’s Eve at New York City’s Times Square, with NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly at left. Hundreds of thousands of people stood in the cold rain to usher in the next decade. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images.)

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Happy New Year! Before we completely forget the aughts, here are two final reminiscences. The New York Times sums up art of the decade. And from our friends at Art:21, the year in meat art.

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Rachel Wetzsteon, prominent poet and poetry editor of The New Republic, was found dead at her home in Manhattan. She was 42. Her mother said she had committed suicide. You can find an appreciation and a couple of her poems here.