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‘Still Life’ video proves fruitful for the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The video “Still Life,” which shows a decomposing platter of fruit next to a plastic pen, is one of the buzzier new pieces at the Museum of Fine Arts. The work has been shown at the MFA before, but it’s been getting extra attention since its installation last week, probably because it’s by Sam Taylor-Johnson, best known these days for directing “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Taylor’s piece is from 2001, just a few years after she won the Illy Café Prize for most promising young artist at the Venice Biennale. . . . In other MFA news, the museum gets good screen time in the trailer for the movie “The Forger,” which was filmed in the building in 2013. The movie, which was written by Medford native Richard D’Ovidio, stars John Travolta as an art thief. The tagline on the film poster? “It’s never too late for one last heist.”