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Italian Prime Minister angers art restorers by replacing body parts on statues

After Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi angered art restorers by replacing missing body parts of ancient marble statues in his office, Italy’s culture ministry has come forward to say there is no cause for alarm.

The ministry, which is led by a close ally of Berlusconi, 74, said in a statement that the hand added to Venus and the penis added to Mars are attached by magnets and can be removed without damage, the New York Post reported.
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Baltimore to launch their own Eiffel Tower

Paris has the Eiffel Tower.

St. Louis has the Gateway Arch.

And Baltimore could soon have a monumental work of art if a developer is successful in his quest to place a 236-foot-tall illuminated metal sculpture on the city’s waterfront as a focal point of a $1.5-billion development.
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New York launch secret underground art show

It’s the hottest, most talked about art show in New York — and almost no one even knows where it is.
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Nazi-banned art dug up in bombed out cellar in Berlin

TREASURE trove of sculptures banned by the Nazis has been uncovered from the bombed-out cellars of a Berlin house destroyed during World War II, German museum officials said on Monday.
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Art dealer Gagosian takes on Paris

One of the world’s most powerful art dealers, Larry Gagosian, opened a new outpost in his empire Tuesday with a gallery in Paris — a sign, he says, of a rejuvenation of France’s modern art scene.
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Strange Sculpture of Ariel Sharon in coma goes on show in Tel Aviv

A controversial sculpture of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon in a coma is to be exhibited in Tel Aviv.

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Giant Jelly Baby sculptures come to London’s Marble Arch

A family of colourful jelly baby sculptures standing up to 10.5ft (3.2m) high is set to brighten up London’s West End.
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