AP Exclusive: Unusual Magritte could hit $17.5M at auction
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AP Exclusive: Unusual Magritte could hit $17.5M at auction

LONDON (AP) — One of the largest paintings by Surrealist master Rene Magritte could set a record for the artist when it is goes up for sale with an estimated price of 14 million pounds ($17.5 million). Christie’s auction house told The Associated Press Monday that it will offer “La Corde Sensible” (“Heartstrings”) in London … Continue reading

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Stolen statue, painting returned to Italian government in NY

  NEW YORK (AP) — Decades after being stolen in Italy, an ancient statuette and an 18th-century painting were returned to the country’s government Tuesday after turning up in New York. The handover marked the latest case of U.S. authorities helping Italy and other countries reclaim what they see as cultural patrimony. “For decades, two significant pieces … Continue reading