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In a first, German art exhibition documenta opens in Athens

In a first, German art exhibition documenta opens in Athens

Published 06/04/2017

Adam Szymczyk, director of the 'Documenta 14' art exhibition, speaks during a news conference at the Athens Concert Hall in Athens, Greece, April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis

Documenta, one of Europe's most important modern art exhibitions, opens in Athens on Saturday, the first time in its history it is being held outside the German city of Kassel.

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Warhol `Mao` painting sold for $12.6 million in Hong Kong

Warhol `Mao` painting sold for $12.6 million in Hong Kong

Published 03/04/2017

FILE PHOTO - An employee poses with artist Andy Warhol's artwork ''Mao'' at Sotheby's auction house in London January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

An Andy Warhol portrait of former Chinese leader Chairman Mao Zedong has sold for $12.6 million at a Hong Kong auction, less than the $15 million it was expected to fetch.

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London exhibition elevates selfies as an art form

London exhibition elevates selfies as an art form

Published 31/03/2017

A gallery assistant poses for a photograph during a press day to promote the upcoming exhibition 'From Selfie to Self-Expression' at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Britain March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

From Old Masters' self-portraits to contemporary selfies taken on phones, a London exhibition explores the creative potential of a mode of expression whose modern form is often derided as inane.

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Self-taught sculptor defends grinning Ronaldo bust

Self-taught sculptor defends grinning Ronaldo bust

Published 31/03/2017

A bust of Cristiano Ronaldo is seen before the ceremony to rename Funchal Airport as Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Funchal, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Self-taught sculptor Emanuel Santos defended his grinning bust of Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday, telling his thousands of online detractors he had followed the soccer star's instructions down to the last wrinkle.

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`Hideous` Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks social media laughs

`Hideous` Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks social media laughs

Published 29/03/2017

Cristiano Ronaldo attends the ceremony to rename Funchal Airport as Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Funchal, Portugal March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

When the island of Madeira on Wednesday renamed its airport in honor of its hometown hero Cristiano Ronaldo, all eyes were expected to be on the four-time world player of the year who is adored not only for his soccer skills but also his model looks.

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Paris exhibition highlights Picasso`s passion for distant cultures

Published 27/03/2017

Pablo Picasso's lifelong admiration for art from far-flung civilizations comes to light in a new Paris exhibition featuring such pieces from the artist's collection as well as his own sketches, sculptures and paintings inspired by them.

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Gold coin worth $4 million stolen from Berlin museum

Gold coin worth $4 million stolen from Berlin museum

Published 27/03/2017

FILE PHOTO - Picture taken in Vienna, Austria on June 25, 2010 shows experts of an Austrian art forwarding company holding one of the world's largest gold coins, a 2007 Canadian $ 1,000,000 ''Big Maple Leaf''. An identical coin was stolen from Berlin's Bode Museum on March... REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/File Photo

A Canadian gold coin named "Big Maple Leaf" which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin's Bode Museum.

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Stolen Van Gogh paintings back in Amsterdam after 14 years

Stolen Van Gogh paintings back in Amsterdam after 14 years

Published 21/03/2017

The canvas 'View of the Sea at Scheveningen', one of the two recovered paintings by Vincent van Gogh which were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in 2002, is pictured at the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh were unveiled, barely damaged, at an Amsterdam museum on Tuesday, 14 years after they were stolen in a mafia heist.

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Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull to rise again in London

Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull to rise again in London

Published 21/03/2017

Artists Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson pose for a photograph after they both won the competition to make a piece to be displayed on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, in central London, Britain, March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

An ancient Assyrian winged bull sculpture destroyed by Islamic State fighters in 2015 is to be remade from empty Iraqi date syrup cans and displayed in Trafalgar Square in London.

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Restoration work completed on Jesus tomb site in Jerusalem

Restoration work completed on Jesus tomb site in Jerusalem

Published 21/03/2017

Visitors stand near the newly restored Edicule, the ancient structure housing the tomb, which according to Christian belief is where Jesus's body was anointed and buried, seen at the completion of months of restoration works, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A team of scientists and restorers has completed work on the purported site of Jesus's tomb in Jerusalem's Old City, and it will be re-opened to the public on Wednesday.

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