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Warhol exhibit to tour 5 Asian cities over 3 years

A large retrospective exhibition of Andy Warhol's artwork will tour five Asian cities over the next three years.

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh says the exhibit will be the pop art icon's largest ever in Asia. It will include more than 300 paintings, photographs, screen prints, drawings and sculptures.

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2011 Inquirer Award Winners to be Announced in Feb.

The Thomson Foundation of the UK will be announcing the winners of the Inquirer Award 2011 at a special Awards ceremony which will be held in Amman, Jordan on the 4th of February 2012.

"We received a total of 85 entries to the Print Media category," The foundation said in a press statement.

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Mies Van Der Rohe's Tugendhat to Reopen Again

It was completed in 1930, a masterpiece of Modernism by legendary German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

But Villa Tugendhat's early history was rocked by the turbulence of the 20th Century: The Nazis seized it, then came World War II bombardments that smashed its windows. When the Soviet troops liberated Czechoslovakia, living space became a large stable. It has languished in disrepair ever since.

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Daughter of China Activist Says Barred from Taking Prize

The daughter of disabled activist Ni Yulan said Tuesday police grabbed her at the airport in Beijing and barred her from leaving China to collect a rights award for her mother in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands had asked China to explain why Ni's daughter Dong Xuan was not allowed to go to the Hague to accept the 100,000-euro ($131,000) Human Rights Defenders Tulip award, an embassy spokesman said.

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Indian Tribes Join Forces to Save Petroglyph Site

In the far reaches of northern Arizona, where city sprawl gives way to majestic canyons and a holy place is defined not by steeple and cross but rather by earth and sky, lies a monument to a people's past and a symbol of the promise of peace between two long-warring Indian nations.

The Hopi people call it Tutuveni, meaning "newspaper rock," and from a distance this place is just that — a collection of sandstone boulders set on a deserted swath of rust-stained land outside of Tuba City, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the Grand Canyon and a four-hour drive north of Phoenix.

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Indian Artist Assaulted over Nude paintings

An Indian artist said on Monday he had been beaten up at his gallery by five men over nude paintings of actresses and models that the attackers claimed were an insult to the country.

Pranava Prakash was assaulted by the gang who burst into the gallery in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, where he is exhibiting nudes of top Bollywood star Vidya Balan and other public figures.

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Hitler Painting Fetches €32,000 in Slovak Auction

A 1913 painting by Nazi Germany's dictator Adolf Hitler sold for 32,000 euros ($42,300) in a Slovak internet auction on Sunday, the Darte auction house said.

The starting price for the painting titled Maritime Nocturno was set at 10,000 euros, while an expert put its value at 25,000 euros, said Darte, which sold the painting in a closed VIP auction.

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Einstein Letters about Nazis to Be Auctioned in U.S.

Three letters by Albert Einstein to a American-German group which campaigned against the Nazis in Germany in the 1930s will go on the auction block in Los Angeles next week.

In one, the father of relativity praises the "Friends of Truth," a Cincinnati-based German-American group, for not allowing Jews to join it because it would weaken their anti-Nazi message.

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Chicago Art Museum Gets Grant from India

The Art Institute of Chicago has won a major grant from the government of India in honor of a landmark 1893 speech there by a monk, Swami Vivekananda, who introduced Hinduism to the United States.

The $500,000 grant will be signed over Saturday at the opening of a major exhibit of the paintings and drawings of Rabindranath Tagore, an Indian poet, playwright, musician, and philosopher who was the first non-European recipient of a Nobel Prize for literature in 1913.

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Far-Right Vienna Ball Sparks Outrage on Holocaust Day

Nazi death camp survivors marked Holocaust Remembrance Day in Poland on Friday, while in Austria guests at a far-right ball were accused of "dancing on Auschwitz graves".

In the United States, President Barack Obama and his possible opponent in the November vote Mitt Romney remembered the victims, while Norway and Romania acknowledged their roles in the World War II horror.

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