Art: Found & Lost

Masterworks of art. once out of the artist's studio, are often launched on mysterious and perilous careers. Altered out of recognition, tucked away in vaults. revered and then forgotten in dark church recesses, they have a way of dropping from sight, unexpectedly turning up in odd places. Last week two rediscoveries and one disappearance made art news in the U.S.:

¶A dramatically lighted Crucifixion by Francisco de Zurbaran, Spain's i;th century master, made its reappearance at Chicago's Art Institute, an event the institute hailed as "one of the most remarkable 'recoveries' in art...

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