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French artist to live enclosed in block of stone for a week

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PARIS French artist Abraham Poincheval embarked on a new feat on Wednesday by enclosing himself inside a block of stone for a week, adding to the two weeks he previously spent inside a sculpture of a bear. | Video

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Rural Cuban 'Van Gogh' transforms ramshackle home into art museum 22 Feb 2017

MORON, Cuba Lack of money has not kept Remigio Hernandez from making striking art. Without formal training or access to supplies, the Cuban artist has still managed to turn his ramshackle home into a museum featuring sculptures made from scraps of aluminum, busts molded from mud and portraits daubed onto discarded televisions.

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Contemporary art brings life to Cairo's City of the Dead 15 Feb 2017

CAIRO On a winding road leading into Cairo's City of the Dead, a cartoon mouse with round ears and green eyes adorns the shop fronts and walls of the mausoleums where thousands of Egyptians live among the gravestones.

France's 'Spiderman' jailed for 8 years for 100 million-euro art heist 20 Feb 2017

PARIS A criminal known as "Spiderman" was jailed for eight years on Monday for stealing five paintings worth 100 million euros ($106 million) from a Paris museum.

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Michigan art dealer gets 3-plus years in prison for forgeries 16 Feb 2017

NEW YORK A Michigan art dealer was sentenced on Thursday to more than three years in prison for engaging in what prosecutors said was an extensive scheme to sell fake works by renowned artists, including Pablo Picasso and Willem de Kooning.

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Paris museum gets an Airbus A380 superjumbo 14 Feb 2017

PARIS France honored the A380 superjumbo with a place in its national aerospace museum on Tuesday, granting it equal status with the Boeing 747 even as questions pile up over the future of the industry's biggest jets.

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LeBeouf's anti-Trump New York exhibit shuttered over safety concerns 10 Feb 2017

NEW YORK A New York City museum has shut down an exhibit protesting U.S. President Donald Trump co-created by actor Shia LaBeouf, saying the installation titled "HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US" had triggered threats of violence and endangered public safety.

Artwork on sex, passion and sensuality up for sale at Sotheby's 10 Feb 2017

LONDON Love, sex and passion - in all their forms - have inspired a new sale collection at Sotheby's in London.

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Survivors, Dutch soldiers reflect on Srebrenica in new exhibition 09 Feb 2017

SREBRENICA, Bosnia Former Dutch peacekeepers and bereaved Bosnian Muslims confronted painful memories on Thursday at the opening of a new permanent exhibition in Srebrenica, where Serb forces massacred more than 8,000 people in 1995.

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Croatian leaders tread softly in face of World War Two revisionism 10 Feb 2017

ZAGREB/NASICE, Croatia An international exhibition about Anne Frank had already toured over 20 schools across Croatia when it ran into trouble last month in the coastal city of Sibenik, spotlighting the nation's struggle to resolve its dark World War Two past.

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