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A group of 12 gold-plated animal head sculptures by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has sold for £2.8 million ($4.3 million) at the Phillips auction...

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A Paul Gauguin painting of two Tahitian girls has been sold for record $300 million, making it the most expensive work of art ever...

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Harper Lee’s unpublished novel Go Set a Watchman is to be released 60 years after the author put it aside to write To Kill...

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Conductor Israel Yinon has collapsed and died during a concert performance in Switzerland on January 29. The 59-year-old Israeli conductor was at a concert given...

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Tutankhamun’s blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of the pharaoh was stuck on with epoxy after it was knocked during cleaning,...

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Chile has opened a new investigation into the death in 1973 of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. Government spokesman Francisco Ugas said there were indications...

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Classical pianist Claude Frank has died at the age of 89 at his home in New York. The musician died on December 27 due to...

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South Korean violinist Kyung-Wha Chung has shocked audiences at the Royal Festival Hall by publicly berating the parents of a coughing child. The 66-year-old musician...

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Frida Kahlo's garden and studio will be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden in 2015. Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life will be the late...

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William Shakespeare’s First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, has been discovered in a library of a small French town. The...

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University of Texas in Austin has acquired the personal archive of Colombian Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, including manuscripts for 10 of his...

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Bern Art Museum in Switzerland has agreed to accept hundreds of artworks bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt. Many of the works are...

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An Adolf Hitler’s watercolor painting has sold at an auction in Germany for 130,000 euros ($161,000). The 1914 painting of Munich's city hall was put...

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Bunny Mellon’s blue diamond has fetched $32.6 million at an auction in New York, breaking the world auction record for any diamond of its...

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Georgia O'Keeffe’s Jimson Weed, White Flower No 1 has sold for $44.4 million at Sotheby’s auction, setting a record for an artwork by a...

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Sotheby's CEO William F. Ruprecht has announced his resignation after 14 years in the role. William Ruprecht, 58, would leave his post by "mutual agreement"...

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Andy Warhol’s work Triple Elvis has sold for $81.9 million at a Christie’s auction of post-war and contemporary art in New York. The 1963 work,...

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A British survey for the Folio Society has named the Bible has been named the world's most influential book. The YouGov poll asked people to...

Vincent van Gogh died in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, in 1890 aged 37

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According to a 2011 biography, Van Gogh: The Life, Vincent van Gogh did not kill himself. Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith claim that, contrary...

Transmitting Andy Warhol, the Tate Liverpool exhibition focuses on how the American artist publicized his iconic paintings around the world

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An Andy Warhol exhibition featuring more than 100 artworks has opened in Liverpool, the UK. Called Transmitting Andy Warhol, the Tate Liverpool exhibition focuses on...

Tom Hanks will publish a book of short stories inspired by his personal collection of vintage typewriters

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Tom Hanks will publish a book of short stories inspired by his personal collection of vintage typewriters. The actor said: "I've been collecting typewriters for...

J.K. Rowling reveals that Dolores Umbridge is the character she hates the most

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J.K. Rowling has released a new Harry Potter story on her website, Pottermore. This time it's a biography of Dolores Umbridge, the pink-loving, sweet-smiling, Defense...

Galway Kinnell was among the most celebrated poets of his time and wrote more than a dozen books spanning five decades

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Poet Galway Kinnell has died at his home in Vermont after suffering from leukemia, his wife Brabara announced. He was 87. Galway Kinnell, who died...

Amal Clooney has had talks with Greek PM Antonis Samaras as part of a campaign to return the Parthenon sculptures from Britain

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Amal Clooney has had talks with Greek PM Antonis Samaras as part of a campaign to return the Parthenon sculptures from Britain. Greece has hired...

Yo Picasso depicts the Spanish artist and sculptor at the age of 20, looking directly at the viewer while painting by candlelight

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An unseen Pablo Picasso self-portrait from 1901 will go on display in central London from Tuesday, October 14. Yo Picasso depicts the Spanish artist and...