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Louvre seeks $1 million to buy medieval statuettes

The Louvre museum in Paris will launch an appeal for a million dollars to help it pay for two medieval ivory statuettes that resurfaced recently, its director said Monday.The museum has until January 31 to find 800,000 euros ($...


Paris Ritz renovations uncover mystery masterpiece

A renovation at Paris’s Ritz hotel has resulted in the discovery of a painting thought to be the work of 17th century artist Charles Le Brun that nobody knew was there.Now, the giant tableau is to be sold by Christie&rsqu...



Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London

A portrait of Pablo Picasso’s lover Marie-Therese Walter sold in London on Tuesday night for £28.6 million ($45.0 million), Sotheby’s auction house said.The colourful and curvaceous “Femme assise pres d&rsquo...


World’€™s biggest sculpture to be built in Abu Dhabi

Christo, the legendary public artist famous for his Wrapped Reichstag, plans to build the world’s largest sculpture out of oil drums in Abu Dhabi.“The Mastaba” is a pyramid-like structure made entirely fro...