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January 01, 1988|JOHN VOLAND | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Luciano Liggio, alleged boss of the Sicilian Mafia's most powerful clan, wants to attend the Palermo opening of an exhibition of the paintings he's produced during his 13 years in jail, Liggio's lawyer said. Liggio, 62, the reputed leader of the Corleonesi clan, is serving a life sentence imposed in 1974 for the murder of a Mafia rival, though he was acquitted at the sensational Mafia trials in Sicily that ended two weeks ago. According to his lawyer, Liggio wants to be on hand to greet visitors to his exhibition, a collection of some 60 paintings depicting rural scenes of the fabled village of Corleone. No word from the Italian government as to whether Liggio will be allowed to go.

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