The past decade (2001- 2010) has been defined by arts news stories that have jolted us, for better or worse, into the 21st century. From record breaking auctions to emerging contemporary artists, it has been an era for significant arts news.
In honor of the new year, we're asking HuffPost readers, what was the most important arts news story of the first ten years of the 21st century? Please submit your nominations below, or tweet them using the hashtag #storyofthedecade or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will soon post the most nominated entries, and then you can vote on the story of the decade.
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