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NEW YORK (AFP) - A Picasso painting, snatched more than a decade ago from a storeroom in Paris, has surfaced in New York and will be returned to the French government, United States officials said on Thursday.
LONDON (REUTERS) - The eminent but anonymous British street artist known as Banksy has posted a mini-documentary on his banksy.co.uk site showing squalid conditions in Gaza six months after the end of the war between the enclave's Islamist Hamas rulers and Israel.
BERLIN (REUTERS) - A permanent museum showing preserved corpses stripped of skin to reveal the complexity of the human body opens in Berlin on Wednesday.
Prominent art collector Koh Seow Chuan and four of his friends have opened up their private collections for an exhibition which shows works from key periods in Singapore's art history.
In the popular imagination, the name Diego Rivera is often associated with murals depicting the working class, and the feminist icon Frida Kahlo, whom he was twice married to.
London (AFP) - A set of 12 gold-plated animal head sculptures by China's Ai Weiwei sold for £2.8 million (S$5.8 million) at auction on Thursday (Feb 12), setting a new record for the dissident artist's work.
GRASSE, France (AFP) - A former electrician and his wife who kept 271 works of art by Picasso in their garage for close to 40 years went on trial in France on Tuesday accused of possessing stolen goods.
When Cheok Keng Lye started taking on fewer projects at his graphic design firm in 2010, the plan was to slowly fade into retirement.

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