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Portrait found under Van Gogh painting

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- An Amsterdam museum employee has found what may turn out to be the first self-portrait painted by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh. Aukje Vergeest, of the Van Gogh Museum, found the painting underneath a 1886 painting of a park that she had X-rayed, Expatica

Odd behavior may lead to creativity

NASHVILLE, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Researchers say they've found a quirky or socially awkward approach to life might be key to becoming a great artist, composer or inventor.

Life Sentence for Van Gogh killer

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 26 (UPI) -- A Dutch court Tuesday sentenced the 27-year old murderer of controversial filmmaker Theo Van Gogh to life in prison.

Van Gogh's killer unrepentent

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 12 (UPI) -- The man who has admitted killing Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh said he would do it again if he had another chance.

Murder suspect called a 'terrorist'

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, May 3 (UPI) -- Mohammed Bouyeri, accused of murdering filmmaker Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam last year, was a leader in an Islamic terrorist group, a court heard Tuesday. Prosecutor Koos Plooy described Bouyeri as a "key figure" in an organization known as the Hofstad gro

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 30, the 89th day of 2005 with 276 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 17, the 76th day of 2005 with 289 to follow. This is St. Patrick's Day.
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Oklahoma University opens new museum wing

NORMAN, Okla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The University of Oklahoma will open a new $14 million wing to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on Friday.

Malkovich to play Gustav Klimt in biopic

, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- American film star John Malkovich has been cast to portray Gustav Klimt, in the first film biography of the great Austrian painter.

Muslim group targeted Barroso

LISBON, Portugal, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- An Islamic group linked to the recent murder of a Dutch filmmaker had planned to kill the new head of the European Commission.

Dutch police raid alleged Kurdish camp

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Police in the Netherlands arrested 29 people during a raid at an alleged training camp of the Kurdistan Workers Party.

Van Gogh suspect faces terrorism charge

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A suspected radical Islamist faces charges of killing a Dutch film-maker and belonging to a "criminal organization with terrorist characteristics."

National Gallery plans French art festival

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The National Gallery of Art in Washington is planning exhibits focusing on French art in 2005 and 2006, the first centered on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Taylor's painting ownership disputed

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A Vincent Van Gogh original Elizabeth Taylor bought at an auction may have been stolen by the Nazis, according to a lawsuit filed in New York.

Elizabeth Taylor's Van Gogh in dispute

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Attorneys for film star Elizabeth Taylor have filed a motion in federal court seeking to block claims to a Vincent Van Gogh painting she says she owns. A spokesman for Taylor's attorneys, Rhode & Victoroff, told The Art Newspaper this week that heirs of M
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SLP2001022812- 28 FEBRUARY 2001- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Visitors attending the Vincent van Gogh exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum, gaze at the famous self-portrait of the artist, painted in 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri, February 28, 2001. The exhibition, Vincent van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard, features nearly 70 paintings and works on paper by Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. The St. Louis Art Museum is this exhibitions only U.S. stop. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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