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Smithsonian, Christo stole credit from top photographer, lawsuit says

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Smithsonian Institution and the artist Christo were sued on Tuesday by a New York photographer who accused them of stealing credit for his photos of “Running Fence,” a 1976 installation that remains one of Christo’s best-known works. Reuters: Arts

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Exhibit at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate evokes Syrian war

BERLIN (Reuters) – Three upended buses, a reminder of a barricade erected in Aleppo in 2015 at the height of the Syrian civil war, appeared in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Friday as part of an installation by Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni. Reuters: Arts

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Poems in Dottyville: How two traumatized soldiers changed notions of war

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – An imposing 19th Century building with elegant manicured lawns and sweeping views of the Edinburgh skyline seems an unlikely place to have earned the nickname “Dottyville” from one of Britain’s most revered poets. Reuters: Arts

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Dance star Akram Khan prepares for swansong tour

LONDON (Reuters) – One of Britain’s most celebrated dancer-choreographers, Akram Khan, is tackling the rise of xenophobia in his latest work, which he says will be his last as a leading performer. Reuters: Arts

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‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ revival examines the dark side of cutting deals

LONDON (Reuters) – In an age where a real-estate salesman has assumed the highest political office in the United States, a new revival of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Glengarry Glen Ross” in London is highlighting the dark side of the art of the deal. Reuters: Arts

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East meets West as Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in the Gulf

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi opens its Louvre museum on Saturday, positioning itself as a city of cultural tourism with a display of hundreds of works that it hopes will draw visitors from around the world. Reuters: Arts

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At West Bank tea party, artist Banksy offers royal ‘apology’ for Balfour Declaration

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) – British street artist Banksy has offered a royal “apology” engraved on Israel’s barrier in the occupied West Bank for Britain’s endorsement a century ago of the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Reuters: Arts

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New York gallery for ‘Nina’ caricaturist Hirschfeld breached contract: judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that a non-profit exhibiting art by Al Hirschfeld had the right to terminate its contract with a Manhattan gallery that had sold works by the late theater and screen caricaturist for more than four decades. Reuters: Arts

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Nazi art trove goes on display at Swiss museum, heir to Gurlitt collection

BERN (Reuters) – Some 150 art works from a massive trove amassed by a German collector during the Nazi era went on public display for the first time on Wednesday in the Swiss capital, amid lingering questions about the origins of the collection. Reuters: Arts

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‘East German’ art show another step in still-rocky unification

POTSDAM, Germany (Reuters) – A display of artworks created during 40 years of East German history could help Germans from east and west bridge the divide that still separates them 27 years after unification. Reuters: Arts