Arts

Decoys, once the humble tools of wildfowl hunters, have become big business over the last three decades
A pair of working wood ducks attributed to Chief Eugene Cuffee of the Shinnecock Reservation was sold at auction last year for $8,250, well over its estimate of $4,000 to $6,000.
A rare sleeping black duck with “raised extended wingtips, fine feather paint detail, and sleepy eyes,” above, also estimated at $4,000 to $6000, went for $7,500 last week, while five other Cuffee decoys, among them the willet with shoe-button eyes, below, brought a total of $5,050. Decoys have become prized collectors’ items over the last three decades. Guyette and Deeter Auctions

A pronounced twist on Frank Capra’s 1946, Oscar-nominated holiday classic
Carol Sjoholm, Matthew O’Connor, and Barbara Jo Howard will perform in a radio play of “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Completed in 2012, the film has been screened at more than a dozen film festivals and won prizes at six, including three best-picture awards
Michael Wolfe
A scene from the film shot in a house on Meadow Lane in Southampton
Mr. Wolfe's character about to ascend the steps of the house

The always-brilliant installation skills of the gallery directors, Emily Goldstein and Victoria Munroe, make the artwork sing in ways that are surprising and delightful
Rather than using a pithy title or a long think piece to connote the seriousness of the exhibition, the Drawing Room let the art speak for itself with this grouping of work by, from left, Mel Kendrick, Antonio Asis, and Alan Shields.
"Blue Crate" by Mel Kendrick
"Homan-ji III (1D)" from 1995 by Jennifer Bartlett
"Actors Colony #3" from 2014 by Dan Rizzie
John Alexander's "Oyster" from 2013

A new and improved 90-minute version under the impeccable direction of the multi-talented Joe Minutillo
The cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” assembled in the courtroom. Some of the play’s tearful scenes are infectious, so bring tissues. Lenny Stucker photos
Chauncey Thomas, Rob DiSario, and Al Bundonis in the courtroom.
Chloe Dirksen as the grown-up Scout
Thomas Schiavoni, Jemma Kosanke, Carolyn Popp, and Hudson Troy

At the Clinton Academy

At Guild Hall

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Kevin Kline as the Prince of Denmark
Raul Julia as Macheath in the Brecht-Weill play

In a still from "Banksy Does New York," Stephan Keszler sits at his desk in his booth at Art Southampton this past July with "Sphinx" in the foreground. HBO
Banksy’s “Sphinx” sculpture was prominently displayed at the Keszler Gallery booth during the Art Southampton fair’s V.I.P. opening in July, with Stephan Keszler in the background, far left, and his gallery manager, Chris Arnold, in the foreground. Jennifer Landes
Stephan Keszler brought his Banksy works to Art Silicon Valley recently.Keszler Gallery
The heart balloon Banksy put on a wall in Red Hook sold at Art Silicon ValleyKeszler Gallery
Mr. Keszler also has the car door from the day 9 installation Banksy put on the Lower East Side.Keszler Gallery
In a scene from “Banksy Does New York,” a Bronx wall that once displayed his rendering of a leopard-like cat with a coat composed of graffiti is shown scrubbed of itHBO
A crowd scene at one of Banksy's installations from the filmHBO
A truck door from day 26 is also being sold by Stephan Keszler.Keszler Gallery