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California mosaic house is a romantic homage to two artists

California mosaic house is a romantic homage to two artists

Published 03/10/2016

A visitor views the work of artists Gonzalo Duran and Cheri Pann at their Mosaic Tile House in Venice, California U.S., August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni 


The Mosaic Tile House in Venice stands as a monument to two decades of artistic collaboration between Cheri Pann and husband Gonzalo Duran.

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Missing Van Gogh paintings turn up in Italian mafia country house

Missing Van Gogh paintings turn up in Italian mafia country house

Published 03/10/2016

Director of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum Axel Ruger poses next to a painting by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, that was stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago, during a news conference in Naples September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Two stolen Vincent Van Gogh paintings worth millions of euros were found in an Italian country house belonging to an alleged mafia drug smuggler, police said on Friday, 14 years after they disappeared in a daring heist in Amsterdam.

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New York`s Met is sued over Picasso sold in Nazi, Fascist era

Published 03/10/2016

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan was sued on Friday for the return of a Pablo Picasso masterpiece allegedly sold under duress in 1938 because of Nazi and Fascist persecution in Europe.

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Exhibition brings horrors of Syria to Buenos Aires

Published 27/09/2016

Residents in Argentine capital Buenos Aires on Monday (September 19) were able to see the horrors of the Syrian civil war firsthand through an Amnesty International installation set up in a subway station.

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Boats evoking refugees hang from Italy palace in Ai Weiwei installation

Boats evoking refugees hang from Italy palace in Ai Weiwei installation

Published 27/09/2016

Twenty two rubber boats hang on the Palazzo Strozzi's facade as part of the installation entitled 'Reframe' by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Florence, Italy September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has hung bright orange rubber dinghies from the walls of an elegant Renaissance palace in Florence to draw attention to the plight of refugees, but some complain that the installation ruins the harmony of the city center.

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Gazan painter makes art with henna

Published 27/09/2016

An artist in Gaza is using henna to create a series of stunning drawings of historically important sites in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories.

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Obama awards arts medals to Mel Brooks, Audra McDonald, Berry Gordy

Obama awards arts medals to Mel Brooks, Audra McDonald, Berry Gordy

Published 27/09/2016

Comedian, actor, director Mel Brooks (C) enters the East Room to receive his 2015 National Medal of Arts from U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

President Barack Obama awarded 24 American giants of the arts and humanities with medals on Thursday, lauding their accomplishments - and sharing some laughs.

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`This is not a pipe`: Magritte`s `Treachery of Images` beguiles Paris

Published 27/09/2016

A Paris exhibition of Belgian artist Rene Magritte's works hopes to explore the surrealist painter's interest in philosophy and how he translated it into his art.

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Reagan auction items sell for 10 times estimate in New York

Reagan auction items sell for 10 times estimate in New York

Published 27/09/2016

A graffiti-covered fragment of the Berlin Wall signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shown in this image released by Christie's Auctions in New York, U.S. on September 23, 2016. CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2016/Handout via REUTERS

A chunk of the Berlin Wall and a pair of cowboy boots that belonged to late U.S. President Ronald Reagan sold for 10 times their estimated value at a New York auction that brought in more than $5.7 million dollars.

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Is it a ship? A diamond? Hadid`s Port House opens in Antwerp

Is it a ship? A diamond? Hadid`s Port House opens in Antwerp

Published 27/09/2016

The sun rises behind the new headquarters for the Antwerp Port Authority on the Kattendijk dock, the Port House, a monumental design by Zaha Hadid Architects in Antwerp, Belgium September 22, 2016. Reuters/Eric Vidal TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Europe’s second-biggest port has cut a distinct new shape into its skyline.

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