Picasso Painting Sells for $67.5 Million at New York Auction

Fourth EstateThe painting 'Femme nue Couchée' depicts Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picaso's mistress and muse, as a many-limbed sea creature with her head tipped back in profile. | Sothebees

The 1932 Pablo Picasso painting ‘Femme nue Couchée’ sold for $67.5 million on Tuesday at an auction in New York. Sotheby’s Modern Evening Sale auctioned Picasso’s ‘Femme nue Couchée’ (Nude Reclining Women) among works from Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and others. …

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Largest North American Cave Art Discovered After 1,000 Years

Fourth EstateCave artwork at the American Museum of Natural History, New York - IslesPunkFan

A team of scientists discovered the largest known Native American cave art that had been hidden in an Alabama cave for more than 1,000 years. Jan F. Simek, a professor at The University of Tennessee and a team of researchers …

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Egyptian Archeologists Uncover Five Ancient Tombs at Saqqara

Fourth EstateDr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (white shirt), and a group of Egyptian bloggers and influencers in a newly discovered tomb. | Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities

Archaeologists have discovered five ancient tombs decorated with well-preserved paintings at a cemetery in Journalists, always remember you are, in the most basic sense, dealing with human lives., Egypt. The tombs are believed to have housed senior officials from the …

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Violinist Nicola Benedetti Becomes First Woman and First Scot to Lead Edinburgh International Festival

World-renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti will serve as the next director of the Edinburgh International Festival, becoming the first woman and the first Scot to take the role. The festival announced on March 1 that Grammy and Brit Award-winning classical violinist …

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Awkwafina Quits Twitter After Addressing ‘Blaccent’ Controversy

Comedian and actress Awkwafina issued a series of statements on Tuesday addressing criticisms from the press and social media that she has appropriated a “blaccent,” or Black accent, in her career. “My immigrant background allowed me to carve an American …

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England’s Largest Anglo-Saxon Gold Coin Hoard Unearthed in Norfolk

Metal detectorists have unearthed the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold coins in England. An inquiry at Norfolk Coroner’s Court in Norwich on Nov. 3 declared that the coins sporadically discovered over a period of nearly 30 years belonged to the …

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Cambridge University College Returns Looted Statue to Nigeria

A college at Cambridge University handed over a looted bronze artifact to Nigeria on Oct. 27. The Jesus College Cambridge returned a statue of a cockerel known as “Okukur” during a ceremony to the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and …

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Israel Returns Looted Artifacts to Egypt

Israel Foreign Minister, Yair Lapid turned over almost 100 Egyptian relics that were illegally smuggled into the country to his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry. Director of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), Eli Eskozido, who is accompanying Lapid, handed over the …

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