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Paintings by Indian elephant auctioned off in Hungary

11 months, 12 days ago
BUDAPEST: Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian travelling circus on Saturday. Three of 42-year-old elephant Sandra’s abstract canvasses, with coloured lines flowing across…

Stolen Van Gogh paintings back in Amsterdam after 14 years

1 year, 6 months ago
AMSTERDAM: Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh were unveiled, barely damaged, at an Amsterdam museum on Tuesday, 14 years after they were stolen in a mafia heist. The works, 1882's "View of the Sea at Scheveningen" and the 1884 "Congregation…

‘Spiderman’ burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

1 year, 8 months ago
PARIS: A burglar known as "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, goes on trial Monday for the 2010 theft of a $100-million haul that included works by Picasso and Matisse from a Paris gallery. Vjeran Tomic, 49, who is facing…