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Banksy street art goes under hammer in LA, expected to sell  US$500,000
A collection of works by enigmatic British graffiti artist Banksy is expected to sell for more than US$500,000 at auction in Los Angeles next month, organizers said on Wednesday.
 
Van Gogh seized by Bolsheviks still in US
A Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece can remain in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the descendant of a Russian collector whose property was nationalized after the 1917 Revolution.
 
'Legends of the Fall' author Harrison dies at 78
Jim Harrison, the fiction writer, poet, outdoorsman and reveler who wrote with gruff affection for the country's landscape and rural life and enjoyed mainstream success in middle age with his historical saga "Legends of the Fall," has died at age 78.
 
US museum returns old Cambodia statue looted during 1970's
An American museum on Monday returned to Cambodia a 10th-century sandstone sculpture of the Hindu god Rama decades after it was looted from a jungle temple during the kingdom's civil war.
 
Miyajima's LED numbers tell tale of life in Hong Kong
Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima's new work "Time Waterfall" has been shrouded in dense fog for most of the week, his trademark numbers partly hidden as they cascade down Hong Kong's tallest building.
 
Art and art lovers come together in Hong Kong
Asia's biggest exhibition of modern and contemporary art brought together 239 galleries from 35 countries and territories in Hong Kong, which has emerged as the region's top art trading hub.
 
Metal cubes, N. Korea handcraft highlight Hong Kong art show
Gold-plated metal cubes, tapestries embroidered by unknown North Korean artisans and bales of cardboard waste are among the highlights of the Art Basel Hong Kong fair kicking off this week.
 
The days of scribbling "I woz here" on Florence's historic monuments are gone: from now on would-be vandals will be able to graffiti via app instead, with their messages kept for posterity.
 
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Thursday sat for a haircut and trim from a migrant barber at the Greek border camp of Idomeni to once again draw attention to the plight of thousands trapped there in squalor.
 
Aboriginal painter, 105, happy to make impact
Australian artist Loongkoonan only began painting aged about 95. Little more than ten years on her works have electrified the indigenous art scene and are now being exhibited overseas.
 
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