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November 5, 2013

She's back — "Girl With a Pearl Earring" returns to Gotham after being away for 29 years

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Since Vermeer's iconic painting last visited New York City in 1984, a lot has changed.

Including the painting itself: "In the 1990s, art conservators cleaned her up and smoothed out cracks that had come to mar her flawless skin, leaving her looking fresh-minted. More important, after being the subject of a hot novel, a tony film and, most recently, a stage play, she's now a media sensation, one of the most famous faces in Western art."

You can see the picture at the Frick Museum, where it's part of the show "Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting From the Mauritshuis," up through January 19, 2014.

[via the New York Times]

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