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Monday’s Art Notes


—Snow covers a sculpture near the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Heavy snowfall blanketed large portions of the East Coast this weekend. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.)


The sale of contemporary art was down 75 percent this year at the major auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s.


A much cheaper way to own your share of contemporary art will be within reach for iPhone users. A German software engineer has teamed up with an art dealer to offer a new mobile art gallery iPhone application.


Book thievery abounds in the current recession, writes Margo Rabb in an essay for the New York Times.


In more bad news for the bookstore: Next month Laredo, Texas, may become the largest city in America without a single bookstore, when its last one is slated to close.

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