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July 22, 2001 | JOHN BERGER, John Berger is a novelist, storyteller, poet, screenwriter and art critic. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including "To the Wedding," the "Into their Labours" trilogy, "About Looking," "Ways of Seeing" and "G.," for which he won the Booker Prize
The house stands on one side of a square in which there are tall poplars. The house, built just before the French Revolution, is older than the trees. It contains a collection of furniture, paintings, porcelain, armor, which, for over a century, has been open to the public as a museum. The entry is free, there are no tickets, anybody can enter.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2009 | Susannah Rosenblatt
Authorities Wednesday arrested a fugitive living under an alias in Las Vegas, a decade after he allegedly stole more than a quarter of a million dollars' worth of art from Laguna Beach galleries, officials said. Joseph Michael Killebrew, 50, was charged with four counts of grand theft and faces a maximum of eight years and four months in prison. According to Orange County prosecutors, Killebrew reported to San Diego police in April 1999 that crystal, sculptures and oil paintings were missing from his San Diego County home.
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December 23, 2012 | By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times
BISBEE, Ariz. - They can't tear it down, so they decided to do the next best thing. They painted it. For nearly a year, a contingent of artists from southeastern Arizona has joined forces with Mexican children to paint portions of the 650 miles of border fence separating the United States and Mexico. Some see the border wall as an obstruction, a political symbol of the chasm between two nations. Others view it as the first line in protection for the nation. These artists, who call themselves the Border Bedazzlers, view the barrier that snakes across the Sonoran Desert as a blank canvas.
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July 26, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Chinese censors are forcing some art galleries to delay shows, including two with works by Andy Warhol and depicting the Dalai Lama, as the government tries to control the capital's appearance during the Olympic Games. Galleri Faurschou said it postponed this weekend's show of Warhol's art because censors deemed it inappropriate to exhibit foreign works during China's biggest public event. Xin Beijing Art Gallery said it scrapped a weekend display of Ma Baozhong's work because censors found fault with his oil paintings of the Dalai Lama and former president Jiang Zemin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1997
The work of the Hollywood movie artist who inspired "Jurassic Park" is now on display at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Artist William Stout's exhibit opens to the public today and will run through Feb. 22. The show includes 20 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings depicting the dinosaurs, penguins, whales and other wildlife of Antartica's past and present.
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May 13, 2012 | By Allan M. Jalon, Special to the Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - "A snake swallowing an elephant" is how the Chinese artist Wu Guanzhong described himself. The snake was the Chinese artist in him, and the elephant was Western art. The stylistic fusion that made him one of China'sleading modern artists is on view at the Asia Society Museum here in "Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong," which also reflects the artist's long life amid the turmoil of China's 20th century. Wu died in 2010 at 90, and these works from his last decades - depicting nature and architecture, some more naturalistic, others mostly abstract - show his easy cohabitation of two cultural hemispheres.
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November 15, 1987 | Kristiana Gregory
The day this book came in the mail, three adults monopolized it while our children begged for a look. "Just a sec," we kept saying. We were so captivated by the artwork that we stood in the kitchen staring at the pages, vaguely aware that the kids were in the next room catapulting off the furniture. Thomas Locker's oil paintings are worthy of all the synonyms of "superb," and it's certainly a temptation to list them.
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July 2, 2010
Wu Guanzhong Leading Chinese modernist painter Wu Guanzhong, 90, known as one of the fathers of modern Chinese art for combining Western and Chinese elements in black and white oil paintings, died June 25 in Beijing. The cause was not announced. "He was an inspiration for many Chinese artists, even to this day, and one of the most important forces in modern Chinese art," said Tan Ping, vice president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Born in China's eastern province of Jiangsu in 1919, Wu left to study western painting at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts in Paris in 1947.
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