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Big things happened at opposite ends of the spectrum in the art world this year. Street artists like Banksy and KAWS made headlines with high profile projects while established creatives like Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol broke records at auctions. If 2013 told us anything, it's that the art world is booming. 

This year marked an increasing blend between art and pop culture where big names in the art world collaborated with the likes Kanye West and Lady Gaga. Marina Abramovic seemed to lead the charge in this new collision of worlds, starting with her infamous dance with Jay Z during his "Picasso Baby" performance piece at Pace Gallery.

From star-studded collaborations to wild art heists, here are The Biggest Art News Stories of 2013. This recap will get you up to speed on everything you missed this year.

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