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Picasso Among 7 Masterpieces Stolen From Dutch Museum

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Dutch police say thieves have stolen seven paintings by renowned artists, including Picasso, Matisse and Monet, from a museum in Rotterdam. The thieves removed the masterpieces from the Kunsthal museum before dawn Tuesday, triggering an alarm but leaving the scene before police arrived. The art theft is one of the biggest in the Netherlands in […]

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Picasso Among 7 Masterpieces Stolen From Dutch Museum

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Dutch police say thieves have stolen seven paintings by prominent modern artists, including Picasso, Matisse and Monet, from a museum in Rotterdam. The thieves removed the masterpieces from the Kunsthal museum before dawn Tuesday, triggering an alarm but leaving the scene before police arrived. The art theft is one of the biggest in the Netherlands […]

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Exhibit of China’s Priceless Works in Japan Marks Anniversary of Relations

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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An exhibition showing pricless cultural relics from China was unveiled Friday in Japan’s Tokyo National Museum. The exhibition titled “Two Hundred Selected Masterpieces from the Palace Museum, Beijing” is marking the 40th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic relations. The exhibits are selected from almost two million pieces in Beijing’s Palace Museum and will […]

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Rubens Stolen in Belgium, Found in Greece

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek officials say police have recovered a valuable 17th century painting by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens, which was stolen a decade ago in Belgium. Two Greeks have been arrested in the operation when they allegedly tried to sell the work to undercover police agents. A culture ministry statement says the artwork was stolen in […]

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Two Rare Chinese Sculptures Are Stolen

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the theft of two ancient Chinese head sculptures from a private collection. The two sculptures, valued at about $800,000 each, had been stored at an undisclosed location in the wealthy coastal town of Westport. Police have not said exactly when they were stolen. The sandstone sculptures are between 800 and […]

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Marcos Backs Protests Against Controversial Philippine Exhibit

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has added her voice to a growing protest against an art exhibit in Manila, which combines religious images with phallic symbols. Mrs. Marcos said Monday that the works by about 30 contemporary artists, exhibited at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, desecrate spiritual symbols of the Catholics. The widow […]

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