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    LACMA acquires rare Balinese painting

    The LACMA has acquired an exceptional Balinese painting depicting The Temptation of Arjuna, from the estate of renowned Indian art historian Ananda Coomaraswamy.

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    Suzani Stars at Skinner’s

    Top lot in Skinner’s Boston sale of Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 11 May was lot 118, this high class Shahrisyabz embroidery, with the classic four and one design in both field and border, which fetched $50,000 against a paltry estimate of just $2,000-3.000. While not a world record, it is one of the highest prices ever paid for the type, and indeed for suzanis of any label.

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    Morris & Co. Embroidery at Christie’s in London

    On May Day 2013, in Christie’s London sale of 20th Century Decorative Art and Design, two English Arts & Crafts Movement embroideries closely associated with William Morris and his daughter May Morris were sold for significant prices.

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    ‘The Lady and the Unicorn’ enchants Japan

    ‘The Lady and the Unicorn’, one of the most splendid European artworks of the Middle Ages, has left Paris for Japan until October 2013 – the first time the tapestry cycle has been out of Paris since 1973.

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    Quai Branly launches Philippines art

    Paris’s Quai Branly museum has a good track record of bringing the art of little-known cultures to the attention of worldwide audiences. The Philippines can hardly been described as ‘little-known’, of course, but – unbelievably, until now – its art and culture have not been the subject of any specialist exhibitions.

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    Paris museum welcomes the Mysterious Cities of Gold

    With museums around the world competing to find ever more imaginative ways to get new and younger audiences to visit their exhibitions, the Guimet in Paris has come up with treasure: its latest show celebtrates the ’80s Japanese-French animated series The Mysterious Cities of Gold, along with its recent sequel series.

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