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Leonardo da Vinci's self-potrait in rare public show
Leonardo da Vinci's self-potrait in rare public show

The only existing self-portrait by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci is to make a rare appearance in a new exhibition in Turin in northern Italy.

Leonardo da Vinci's self-potrait in rare public show
Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis. ©Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
Costa Rica leader wants name off bridges, buildings

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis doesn't want his name on plaques at public works or his portrait hung in public offices.

Costa Rica leader wants name off bridges, buildings
Katy Perry. ©Reuters/Danny Moloshok
US museum adds Katy Perry portrait to collection

Thanks to the generosity of a US forklift truck dynasty, pop star Katy Perry will soon take pride of place in the dignified National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

US museum adds Katy Perry portrait to collection
Malala portrait goes for $102,500 in New York
Malala portrait goes for $102,500 in New York

A painted portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, fetched $102,500 at auction Wednesday in New York -- with the money going to female education in Nigeria.

Malala portrait goes for $102,500 in New York
Queen Elizabeth portrait released to mark 88th birthday
Queen Elizabeth portrait released to mark 88th birthday

A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, taken by David Bailey, has been released to mark her 88th birthday on Monday, with the renowned photographer delighting in the "mischievous glint" in her eyes.

Queen Elizabeth portrait released to mark 88th birthday
Man arrested for defacing queen's portrait in London
Man arrested for defacing queen's portrait in London

A man was charged on Friday after a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II commissioned to mark her 60 years on the throne was defaced at London's Westminster Abbey.

Man arrested for defacing queen's portrait in London
Modigliani lover portrait sells for £26.9 mn in London
Modigliani lover portrait sells for £26.9 mn in London

A portrait by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani of his lover Jeanne Hebuterne went under the hammer in London on Wednesday for £26.9 million ($42.3 million, 31.2 million euros).

Modigliani lover portrait sells for £26.9 mn in London
Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London
Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London

A portrait of Pablo Picasso's lover Marie-Therese Walter sold in London on Tuesday night for £28.6 million ($45.0 million, 33.3 million euros).

Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London
Moamer Kadhafi. Photo courtesy of rt.com
More freedom in Libya university but little change

Portraits of toppled Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi may no longer adorn the walls of Tripoli University, but it is likely to be a long time before new values and higher standards become entrenched there.

More freedom in Libya university but little change

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