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Walking Horses by Josef Thorak - two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's chancellery - are among several pieces...

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Piet Mondrian’s 1929 oil painting Composition No III, with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black has sold for $50.6 million at a New York auction. The...

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1. Pablo Picasso, Women of Algiers - $160 million (2015)                         2. Francis Bacon, Three Studies of Lucian Freud - $142m (2013)               3. Alberto Giacometti, Pointing Man...

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Pablo Picasso's Les Femmes d’Alger (Women of Algiers) has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction after fetching $160 million at Christie's...

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A signed first edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude has been recovered after being stolen from a book fair in...

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A signed first edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude has been stolen in Colombia. The book was being exhibited in a...

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Legendary ballerina Maya Plisetskaya has died of a heart attack at the age of 89, Bolshoi Theatre director Vladimir Urin announces. The Russian ballet legend...

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It has been found by a UK based online travel agency that there are certain things that really annoy holiday makers, particularly during couples’...

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Nano Bible - a copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead - has gone on display at the Israel Museum in...

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Jasper Johns’ former assistant has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after admitting he stole artworks from the artist's studio. James Meyer, 53, confessed...

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A flawless white 100-carat diamond has fetched $22.1 million at Sotheby's auction house in New York. The emerald-cut diamond, originally mined by De Beers in...

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German Nobel literature prize winner Günter Grass has died at the age of 87, his publisher announces. The author of The Tin Drum has passed...

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Author George R.R. Martin has released a chapter of The Winds of Winter on his website. The new chapter is part of the sixth book...

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Lauren Bacall’s collection of art, jewellery, furniture and clothing has fetched $3.64 million at two-day Bonhams auction in New York. A hand-colored etching of an...

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The Dutch royal family has announced it will return a painting by Joris van der Haagen from its collection thought to have been looted...

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Nelson Mandela’s memoir, a sequel to his 1995 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, will be published in 2016. The book will be based on a...

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Tunisia's Bardo museum reopening after last week’s attack that killed at least 22 people has been delayed until March 29. Bardo museum had been due...

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A copper Birch cent, minted in 1792, is up for sale in Baltimore and it’s worth an estimated $2 million, according to Stack’s Bowers...

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Miguel de Cervantes’ tomb has been found in Madrid, nearly 400 years after his death, Spanish forensic scientists say. Scientists believe they have found the...

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A Mahatma Gandhi's statue has been unveiled in London's Parliament Square. The unveiling of the 9ft bronze statue marks 100 years since Mahatma Gandhi returned...

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Traditional holidays such as Easter can be tricky territory for 21st Century families. Even if parents do not identify themselves as staunch atheists, they...

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The inquiry into whether author Harper Lee was pressured into publishing a To Kill A Mockingbird sequel has been closed. The Alabama Securities Commission led...

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British fantasy author Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66, eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. "The world has lost one...

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The National Gallery in London has joined multiple museums around the world in imposing a ban on selfie sticks. The gallery says it has placed...

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Nelson Shanks, who painted the portrait of President Bill Clinton that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, revealed he included a reference to Monica...