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Report: No Muslim fury over Mohammad art

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- There is no historical precedent for the worldwide Muslim protests against Danish cartoons since ancient likenesses of Mohammed are on display in museums.

Two men plead guilty in art theft

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two former employees of an art shipping company pleaded guilty in St. Louis to stealing $4 million worth of paintings and other art works.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 11, the 131st day of 2005 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

400th anniversary of 'Quixote' to be feted

MADRID, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Spanish region of Castille-La Mancha will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's novel, "Don Quixote" in 2005.

Dali aide ordered to pay for tampering

FIGUERAS, Spain, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Spanish judge has ordered the personal secretary of surrealist painter Salvador Dali to pay for retouching one of the artist's originals.

Venetian cultural center sold by Fiat

VENICE, Italy, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Palazzo Grassi, one of the finest buildings on Venice's grand canal that served as a cultural center for 17 years, has been sold by financially troubled Fiat.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 11, the 132nd day of 2004 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

German-American art swap begins in Berlin

BERLIN, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- More than 200 modern masterpieces from New York's Museum of Modern Art went on display Friday at Berlin's New National Gallery as part of a cultural exchange.

Czechs plan Salvador Dali museum

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A $15.7 million museum devoted to the surrealist art of Salvador Dali is being planned for downtown Prague, capital of the Czech Republic.

Spain begins Salvador Dali centennial

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A celebration of the centennial of Spanish artist Salvador Dali's birth began this week with an exhibition "Dali and Mass Culture" at Barcelona's Caixa-Forum. The show of 300 of the surrealist master's works in film, fashion, advertising, and photography

Steuben gave U.S. glass its modern glamour

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Between 1930 and 1960 Steuben Glass brought modernity and glamour to American crystal glass that previously were to be found only European glass, especially the engraved crystal produced by Orrefors in Sweden.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Dali's funhouse at 1939 fair recalled

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- One of the sensations of the 1939 World's Fair in New York was Salvador Dali's "Dream of Venus," a funhouse exhibit where for 25 cents you could see nearly nake
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 11, the 131st day of 2003 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

Weekend Traveler

LAS VEGAS, April 25 (UPI) -- National Car Rental is pushing its latest version of "don't stand in line when you pick up your car" service.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Of Human Interest: News lite

Gun-toting artist Alfredo Martinez did not get rehabilitated -- he just downsized -- thanks to his stint in prison so far.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Dali painting missing from N.Y. jail

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- A painting by Salvador Dali that had hung in the Riker's Island jail for more nearly 40 years has apparently been stolen and replaced with a poor copy, police s

Dali painting missing from N.Y. jail

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) --

1930s fashions inspires exhibit

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The fashions of Paris-based society hedonists who danced with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to the brink of World War II are the subject of a fascinating exhi
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Fallaci's 'Rage and Pride'

TORONTO, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- After a silence of some 20 years, the 'enfant terrible' of the 1960s erupted on the stage of political journalism again. Oriana Fallaci's "The Rage and the Prid
GEORGE JONAS

Munich´s new art hit

MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Move over Bilbao and London's Tate Modern. Another new European museum dedicated to modern art opens next week in the southern German city of Munich, vowing to
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Chief International Correspondent

LP album covers recognized as art form

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- LP record album covers have become a collecting category in recent years and have inspired an exhibition at the Exit Art gallery in Manhattan's Soho district th
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Paintings offered as payoff in drug scheme

MIAMI, July 18 (UPI) -- Federal agents have arrested one suspect and were looking worldwide Thursday for three more in a drug scheme in which two paintings by Spanish master Francisco de Goya and impressionist Tsuguhanu Foujita were offered as payment for 4,400 pounds of cocaine

Growing American Craft Museum finds home

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- The fate of A&P supermarket heir Huntington Hartford's old Gallery of Modern Art has been resolved with the purchase of the long-abandoned building by the Ameri
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Hollywood's Adrian fashion retrospective

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Only one Hollywood costume designer went into the business of women's ready-to-wear fashion design and made a success of it, if only for 10 years beginning when
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Peggy Guggenheim's mad, mad life revisited

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- The contributions of Peggy Guggenheim to the history of modern art is at last fairly assessed in a new even-handed biography by English author-playwright Anton
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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