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California mosaic house is a romantic homage to two artists

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VENICE, Calif. The Mosaic Tile House in Venice stands as a monument to two decades of artistic collaboration between Cheri Pann and husband Gonzalo Duran. | Video

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Ukrainians turn ammunition into art to depict horrors of civil war 27 Sep 2016

KIEV For two Ukrainian artists seeking to portray the civil conflict in their country, paint and canvas were not enough and they chose to make pictures and sculptures out of the materials of war: bullets, shell cases and shrapnel. | Video

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David Bowie's art collection arrives in NY ahead of November sale 26 Sep 2016

Sotheby's on Monday previewed the contemporary art collection of late rock star David Bowie at their gallery headquarters in New York ahead of its auction in November. | Video

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Is it a ship? A diamond? Hadid's Port House opens in Antwerp 26 Sep 2016

ANTWERP, Belgium Europe’s second-biggest port has cut a distinct new shape into its skyline.

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Blue topaz gemstone, largest of its kind, to go in display in UK 27 Sep 2016

LONDON A flawless blue topaz gemstone, said to be the largest of its kind, is set to go on display at London's Natural History Museum.

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Large backside, pennies and train among Turner Prize contenders 26 Sep 2016

LONDON A large sculpture of a bare backside and a model train were among the artworks unveiled at the Turner Prize exhibition in London on Monday in the run-up to Britain's annual contemporary art award.

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Italian art installation a call for help over plastic waste 25 Sep 2016

ROME Five million brightly colored plastic bottle tops have been laid out on a Mediterranean island, spelling the word "HELP" in an art installation that aims to draw attention to marine pollution.

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Reagan auction items sell for 10 times estimate in New York 23 Sep 2016

NEW YORK A chunk of the Berlin Wall and a pair of cowboy boots that belonged to late U.S. President Ronald Reagan sold for 10 times their estimated value at a New York auction that brought in more than $5.7 million dollars.

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Obama awards arts medals to Mel Brooks, Audra McDonald, Berry Gordy 22 Sep 2016

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama awarded 24 American giants of the arts and humanities with medals on Thursday, lauding their accomplishments - and sharing some laughs. | Video

Gazan painter makes art with henna 22 Sep 2016

An artist in Gaza is using henna to create a series of stunning drawings of historically important sites in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories. | Video