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Saturday, April 30, 2016

European Biggest Stories


Visual arts – UK

Unseen Lucian Freud Self-Portrait Acquired by UK, Heads for NPG to Settle $800,000 Tax Bill

by Mark Beech • A recently found self-portrait of the late British painter Lucian Freud has been handed to the nation to settle an inheritance tax bill of £559,773 (about $800,000).
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Visual arts – France

François Pinault Announces Plans for Paris Museum

by Nicholas Forrest • French businessman and art collector François Pinault and the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, have announced plans to open new exhibition spaces dedicated to displaying the Pinault collection within the Bourse de Commerce in Paris.
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Visual arts –UK

Wolfgang Tillmans Designs Posters Against Brexit

by Noelle Bodick • German-born Wolfgang Tillmans, who rose to fame for documenting 1980s and ’90s rave subculture has designed more than two-dozen posters in opposition to “Brexit,” the United Kingdom’s possible withdrawal from the European Union that is being put to a national vote on June 23.
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Visual arts – Germany

Gallery Weekend Returns to Berlin for its 12th Edition

by Blouin Artinfo Germany • Berlin Gallery Weekend, the annual spring highlight in the German capital, is bound to create a buzz this year, with 54 participating galleries in the official program (see our slideshow for a comprehensive guide to the 2016 edition), as well as a plethora of related events.
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Architecture & design –International

How Prince, The Artist Formerly Known as Unpronounceable Symbol, Changed Design

by Jana Perkovic • In the design world, Prince will remain remembered by his decision, in 1993, to change his name to the “love symbol,” a conjunction of the male and female sex symbols designed by graphic designer Mitch Monson.
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Lifestyle – UK

“Barn Find” Needing Restoration Sets $480,600 Record for British Motorcycle

by Mark Beech • A motorcycle not driven in decades, needing restoration and discovered in a remote country barn, has set an auction record. The 1932 Brough set a world record for a British motorcycle at Bonhams: £331,900, or the equivalent of about $480,600.
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