Arts

Matisse exhibition reunites 'Blue Nude' paper cut-outs

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LONDON - Even when he was in his 80s and in frail health, the French painter, sculptor and, latterly, master of painted cut-out paper Henri Matisse, still had it.

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Outkast goes back to 1990s hip hop at Coachella reunion 12 Apr 2014

INDIO, California - Hip hop duo Outkast reunited for the first time in eight years a the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, and brought a taste of old school hip hop with them to the stage.

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Rodin sculptures meet Mapplethorpe photos in Paris art show 11 Apr 2014

PARIS - A new exhibition exploring connections between beloved French sculptor August Rodin and controversial U.S. photographer Robert Mapplethorpe has brought a hint of seedy 1980s New York to the heart of Paris.

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Former President George W. Bush's brush portrays world leaders 04 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - Former U.S. President George W. Bush on Friday revealed a series of portraits of world leaders he painted in a new pursuit that he said has "opened my mind," even though it left him exposed to joking criticism from his mother. | Video

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London art exchange lets collectors buy shares of a Banksy 11 Apr 2014

LONDON - It may look more like a trading floor than an art show. Hundreds of well-heeled Londoners mill about, checking screens to see the latest trades and buy shares in initial public offerings. But the Banksy paintings and Shepard Fairey print point to a serious art gallery.

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German court returns Nazi art trove to elderly recluse 09 Apr 2014

BERLIN - A German court released on Wednesday an art trove valued at $1 billion to an elderly recluse who had kept it stashed away for decades in his flat before its confiscation in a tax probe.

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Berlin unveils new Ai Weiwei exhibition, but artist can't attend 03 Apr 2014

BERLIN - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's biggest solo show, featuring a reproduction of the white cell where Chinese authorities held him for 81 days, was unveiled on Wednesday in Berlin without Ai in attendance because the government still holds his passport.

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N.Y. restaurant's fragile Picasso fate hangs in court 02 Apr 2014

NEW YORK - The question of whether a fragile Picasso painting that covers a wall in New York City's Four Seasons Restaurant will crumble if taken down to allow repairs went before a state court judge on Wednesday.

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Stolen Gauguin painting found in Italian retiree's kitchen 02 Apr 2014

ROME, April 2 - A painting by French post-Impressionist Paul Gaugin that was stolen in Britain in 1970 has turned up hanging in the kitchen of a retired factory worker in Sicily, Italian police said on Wednesday.

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'Mrs Hemingway' explores pain and passion of writer's four wives 02 Apr 2014

LONDON - For a writer who explored the world of men without women, Ernest Hemingway certainly liked to have women around him.