Art: Shows in Manhattan

Last week the following newsworthy things were to be seen in the following Manhattan galleries:

15th Century Portraits. Bartolommeo Colleoni was a 18th Century gangster who earned undying fame by making a shrewd contract with the Venetian Republic. He agreed to lead the Venetian army against Milan in return for a large sum in cash and a statue of himself on horseback in the middle of St. Mark's Square. The statue was finally erected blocks away, but it was by Verrocchio. It is now generally considered the greatest equestrian statue in the world.


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