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Boston architect and Cleveland native Graham Gund, a 1963 graduate of Kenyon College, and his wife, Ann, have donated 80 modern and contemporary works of art to Gund's alma mater.

Many of the works are already displayed on the campus, the college said in a story published Wednesday in its official Kenyon News.

The college described the works, by masters including Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella, Kiki Smith, Paul Manship, Dale Chihuly and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, as comprising "a multimillion dollar value."

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The New-York Historical Society is to unveil Pablo Picasso's iconic painted theater curtain, commissioned for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Le Tricorne, in 1919. The masterpiece is the largest work by the Spanish born artist in America. It was donated by the Landmarks Conservancy to the New-York Historical Society and after considerable conservation will be on view to the public, later this spring. The Le Tricorne curtain was installed as a tapestry for 55 years at the Four Seasons Restaurant in the Mies van der Rohe designed, modernist, Seagram Building, in New York City.

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There's always a battle going on somewhere between Sotheby's and Christie's for some piece of the art cake. But to get a sense of the biggest confrontation on the calendar, London is the place to be next weekend when the two auction houses exhibit highlights from their forthcoming New York sales of Impressionist, Modern (Monet to late Picasso) and Contemporary art (Rothko to today).

The most significant exhibit without a doubt is Picasso's eye-popping "Les Femmes d'Alger," 1955, based on a painting by Delacroix, that has a whopping $US140 million ($183 million) estimate from Christie's.

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Italian police are trying to establish the true owner of a Picasso painting worth €15 m (£11m) after confiscating it from a pensioner who says he was given it for free.

The Rome resident, a former frame-maker, told detectives he received the work in 1978 as a thank-you gift for an act of kindness towards a recently bereaved customer.

A widower had come into his shop in a state of distress after breaking a photo frame in which he kept a picture of his late wife. Touched, the frame-maker replaced the glass for free.

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Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors seized paintings, including some pieces signed by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, from former Finance Minister Darius Valcov as part of a bribery probe.

Prosecutors found 101 paintings allegedly hidden by Valcov in different houses in Bucharest and the southern town of Slatina, which have been submitted for authentication, prosecutors said in a statement on their website. The seized paintings include three Picasso works and others signed by renowned Romanian artists Nicolae Tonitza and Stefan Luchian.

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Pablo Picasso is best known for his paintings, bold works such as “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” and “Guernica” that profoundly influenced the course of modern art.

This fall, the Museum of Modern Art plans to showcase a less-celebrated aspect of Picasso’s output—his sculpture—with a major survey of three-dimensional works that spans the artist’s entire career.

Featuring around 150 pieces from major collections around the world, “Picasso Sculpture” will run from Sept. 14, 2015 to Feb. 7, 2016.

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For the past 15 years, Málaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, has pushed to promote its connection to the great painter, as part of its efforts to turn itself into an arts center.

Now, the cultural ambitions of this southern Spanish city are taking on a new dimension, spearheaded by its longstanding mayor, who persuaded two prestigious museums to add here their first overseas offshoots: the Pompidou Center from Paris and the State Russian Museum from Saint Petersburg.

The Málaga branch of the Russian Museum was to be inaugurated on Wednesday, three days before the opening of the so-called Pop-Up Pompidou.

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Christie's auction house has announced it will offer a 1955 masterpiece by Pablo Picasso for an estimated $140 million.

"Women of Algiers (Version O)" will hit the auction block on May 11.

The vibrantly colorful work features a scantily attired female amid smaller nudes. It is part of a 15-work series Picasso created between 1954 and 1955.

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Picasso’s dream that anyone could own one of his works was further cemented at Sotheby’s London yesterday at the sale of Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso (March 18). The auction almost tripled its pre-sale low estimate to bring £1,726,625 ($2,548,153), with a 95% sell-through rate by lot and 68% of the works sold achieving prices above their high estimates. Seven of the top ten prices established records for the subjects. The top lot, "Tripode,"soared above its estimate to bring £233,000 (est. £55,000-65,000), while many pieces reached amounts well above pre-sale expectations, including "Chouette visage de femme," which sold for £37,500, more than 12 times its estimate.

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The Goldwyn family, the great Hollywood film dynasty, will sell its art collection following the death of producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. two months ago. With an estimated worth of $25 million–$30 million, the collection will be parceled out over nine auctions at Sotheby's New York between May and October.

The centerpieces of Goldwyn's holdings are Pablo Picasso's "Femme au Chignon Dans un Fauteuil" (1948), a portrait of the artist's lover Françoise Gilot and, and "Anémones et Grenades" (1946), a Matisse still life. The Picasso is estimated to sell for as much as $18 million, while the Matisse, bought for $13,500 in 1948, is tagged at upwards of $5 million.

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