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Fairy Godmother of the Arts Dies

From this morning’s Ottawa Citizen, we learn that Shirley Thomson, the former director of the National Gallery of Canada, has died. Jana Sterbak, Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic, 1987. Image: Thompson is known for her staunch defence of the gallery’s decision to purchase Barnett Newman’s Voice of Fire for $1.8 million in 1988. You can’t help but
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