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Goya paintings go on display at the Met

New York, Apr 22 (EFE).- The four portraits that Spanish artist Francisco de Goya painted of the Count of Altamira's family between 1786 and 1788 will be on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art until Aug. 3. The exhibition reunites two paintings that were already in the Met's possession, that of little Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga, known as the "Red Boy," and the beautiful "Condesa de Altamira and her daughter, Maria Agustina," with another two oils of the family coming from Spain.

Goya paintings go on display at the Met

New York, Apr 22 (EFE).- The four portraits that Spanish artist Francisco de Goya painted of the Count of Altamira's family between 1786 and 1788 will be on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art until Aug. 3. The exhibition reunites two paintings that were already in the Met's possession, that of little Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga, known as the "Red Boy," and the beautiful "Condesa de Altamira and her daughter, Maria Agustina," with another two oils of the family coming from Spain.

Spanish art fraud suspect fights US extradition

A Spaniard suspected of perpetrating one of the world's biggest art frauds has been freed ahead of a legal fight over his extradition to the United States. The National Court released Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz after he refused voluntary extradition over the $33 million (45 million euro), two-decade scam, court sources said Tuesday. US investigators say he was a leading figure in the sale of fake masterpieces by artists including Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, works that were actually done by a Chinese painter he had met on a Manhattan street corner.

Three charged in US over $33 mn art scam

Three men were charged Monday in New York in connection with a $33 million scam over two decades making and selling paintings purportedly by world-famous artists but which were in fact fakes. Among the bogus works were pieces supposedly by Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock and sold to unsuspecting collectors for tens of millions of dollars. Among the trio was Chinese painter Pei Shen Qian, 75, who allegedly made the forgeries and is believed to have fled to China. Among other allegations, he is charged with lying to FBI agents investigating the fraud.

New Banksy work on show in British hometown after removal row

A new work by British street artist Banksy will go on public display in his home city after a row over ownership of the painting, which features two lovers embracing as they gaze at their mobile phones, officials said Thursday. The piece dubbed "Mobile Lovers" was found at the weekend on a wooden plank that had been screwed onto a boarded-up doorway in Bristol, western England. Members of a youth club discovered the artwork near their building amid a search sparked when an image of the piece appeared on Banksy's internet site, with no indication of its location.

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Outkast goes back to 1990s hip hop at Coachella reunion INDIO, California (Reuters) - 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. Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, kicked off the anticipated set with "B.O.B" from the duo's 2000 album "Stankonia," before taking it back to the 1990s with singles such as "ATLiens" and "Skew It on the Bar-B."

Rodin sculptures meets Mapplethorpe photos in Paris art show

By Johnny Cotton PARIS (Reuters) - 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. Born in different centuries and on opposite sides of the Atlantic, the choice to juxtapose the two artists may at first appear far-fetched.

Rodin sculptures meets Mapplethorpe photos in Paris art show

By Johnny Cotton PARIS (Reuters) - 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. Born in different centuries and on opposite sides of the Atlantic, the choice to juxtapose the two artists may at first appear far-fetched.

Ming-era 'chicken cup' breaks record for Chinese porcelain

A rare Ming-era wine cup broke the world auction record for any Chinese porcelain on Tuesday, selling in Hong Kong for $36.05 million to Shanghai tycoon Liu Yiqian, Sotheby's auction house said. The tiny white porcelain cup, decorated with a colour painting of a rooster and a hen tending to their chicks, was made during the reign of the Chenghua Emperor between 1465 and 1487.

Germany, heir reach accord on Nazi-looted art stash

The heir of a Nazi-era art dealer said Monday he had struck an accord with the German government setting a one-year deadline on provenance research for his vast hoard of paintings. The agreement more than two years after their shock discovery in a customs probe means that Cornelius Gurlitt, 81, will likely get back many of the hundreds of artworks that were seized by German authorities.
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