UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014
By United Press International

UMass financial analyst defrauded school of $3.4M

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Officials at the University of Massachusetts said they're trying to figure out how an employee defrauded them of $3.4 million without detection for five years.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Man arrested in theft of $150,000 painting

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Greek man was arrested in New York City, charged with grand larceny in the theft of a Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery, officials said.

Donated Dali put on auction by Goodwill

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The staff at a Goodwill donation center near Seattle said they nearly consigned an original work by painter Salvador Dali to the junk pile.
Major art works taken from Dutch gallery

Major art works taken from Dutch gallery

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A number of paintings by famous artists were stolen from an art gallery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, police say.

2 jump to death in Spain wildfires; 4 dead

GIRONA, Spain, July 23 (UPI) -- One of two wildfires raged out of control in a glamorous northeastern Spanish area Monday, leaving four people dead, including two who jumped to their deaths.

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Stolen Dali drawing returned by U.S. mail

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- A Salvador Dali drawing stolen from a New York gallery was returned by Express Mail -- and the thief e-mailed the tracking number, postal inspectors said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 11, 2012.
By United Press International

Dali print found in Goodwill

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Colorado Goodwill store is auctioning a print of Salvador Dali's "The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus."

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Salvation Army auctions Dali works

HOUSTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Houston Salvation Army thrift store is auctioning off some unusual donations -- Salvador Dali originals given by an anonymous donor.

Gallery sued over stolen Dali photos

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The owners of a cache of Salvador Dali photographs are suing a New York gallery for more than $700,000 after the pictures were allegedly stolen.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2008.
By United Press International
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Salvador Dali

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), commonly known as Salvador Dalí (Catalan pronunciation: ), was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to a self-styled "Arab lineage," claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.

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