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Four pairs of art frenemies, egging each other on to greatness

New book examines creative tensions in their friendships and the effect on their art

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Smee's The Art of Rivalry is part mini-biographies, part broader art history.

New York

A FAMOUS portrait of Francis Bacon brazenly stolen off a museum wall. Manet stabbing through an image of his wife painted for him by Degas. Lucian Freud declining a wedding invitation because he found himself "in the unusual position of having been involved sexually not only with