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Friday’s Art Notes


Spanish Culture Minister Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde looks at the painting ‘The Wine of Saint Martin’s’ (1563-1565) by Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder during its presentation at the Prado Museum in Madrid on September 23, 2010. AFP PHOTO / PIERREPHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read Pierre-Philippe Marcou/ AFP/ Getty Images

A previously unknown painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder has been identified in a private collection after the owners decided to try to sell it last year, via BBC


A new memorial library dedicated to Ray Charles opens in Los Angeles on what would have been the musician’s 80th birthday, via the Associated Press.


Voice of America profiles an exhibit of contemporary Tibetan art that has just opened at a gallery in Beijing.


The Afghan premiere of the film “The Black Tulip”, a Hollywood-type drama shot on location in Afghanistan, drew a lot of nervous laughter from its local attendees, via The New York Times

Former pop idol Eddie Fisher, who had famous marriages to Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor, has died at age 82, via Reuters.

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