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Apple played 'central role' in ebook price-fixing conspiracy, says federal judge

Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise ebook prices, in one of the biggest anti-trust lawsuits ever brought by US …

Inscriptions found in Shanghai pre-date 'oldest Chinese language by 1,400 years'

Primitive inscriptions dating back about 5,000 years – and believed to be 1,400 years older than the most ancient written Chinese language – have …

Tesco overtakes HMV in UK entertainment retail chart

Tesco has overtaken HMV to become the UK's second largest entertainment retailer.<p>Figures from consumer group Kantar Worldpanel show the retailer's share of the UK entertainment market has risen to 13.2%.<p>Data also shows HMV has slipped to Britain's fifth largest seller in the entertainment …

Despicable Me 2 holds UK box office

<b>Animated film Despicable Me 2 has held on to the top of the UK box office for a second week running.</b><p>The sequel about super villain Gru and his minions took £4m over the weekend, bringing its total UK tally to £23m, according to estimates.<p>Magic film Now You See Me, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Isla …

Undertexter subtitle translation site raided by police

<b>A website that allowed users to share subtitles has been taken offline after the Swedish police raided two properties used by the service.</b><p>Undertexter had provided fan-made translations of film and TV show dialogue, which could be merged with video files to provide on-screen text.<p>A spokesman for the …

Apple conspired to fix e-book prices, judge rules

<b>Apple conspired with publishers to fix the price of electronic books, a US judge has ruled.</b><p>Manhattan Judge Denise Cote said the iPad maker "conspired to restrain trade".<p>But the firm's spokesman, Tom Neumayr, said Apple would appeal against the ruling and fight "false allegations".<p>Five publishers …

Innocent Disney Princesses Reveal Their Dark Sides

In this mixed media artwork by street artist Herr Nilsson, a variety of Disney princesses reveal their true gritty side. In much of Nilsson's work, he depicts cute little characters who are disturbingly comfortable with the nasty realities of the cruel world. In continuation of that theme, Nilsson …

Rossetti painting of best friend's wife expected to sell for £1.8m at Sotheby's

On the evidence of one of the last paintings completed by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, he never got over his best friend's wife. …

Samuel Beckett manuscript sells for £962,500 at auction

<b>A manuscript of writer Samuel Beckett's first novel, Murphy, has sold for £962,500 at an auction at Sotheby's.</b><p>The University of Reading, which bought the manuscript to add to its collection of more than 500 manuscripts and drafts, said it was "thrilled".<p>The six school exercise books containing …

Madoff’s Art

Sotheby’s is auctioning Bernie Medoff’s art collection this Fall, it has just been revealed. Madoff, who orchestrated a Ponzi scheme believed to be the largest financial fraud in US history, is now giving financial advice in his North Carolina prison.<p><i>“It’s a fairly lackluster group,”</i> a New York-based art appraiser told Bloomberg, <i>“</i><i>If you think about the amount of money this man had, he could have been buying fabulous paintings.”</i><p>Among the items to hit the block are a 1947 Pablo Picasso …

Freddie Mercury Go Go Gorilla: Brian May to 'find out' about removal

<b>Queen guitarist Brian May says he plans to "find out" why the Freddie Mercury estate complained about a gorilla on a Norwich conservation art trail.</b><p>The sculpture, painted as Queen frontman Mercury, was removed on Monday after a copyright complaint.<p>Jake Humphrey, television presenter and patron of …

Britain's postal history - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jul/09/britain-postal-history-in-pictures<p>720<p>With more than 60,000 items covering 400 years, The …

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1.<p>Title: SPECTACULAR MOUNTAINS IN SPRING SNOW; CALLIGRAPHY<br>• Medium: ink and colour on paper; ink on paper<br>• Size: 26.6 x 73 in. / 67.5 x 185.5 cm.<br>• Sale Of: …

Buying art online: A click away from a masterpiece?

New start-ups and established players are turning digital to sell art online. And the new development could be worth billions, reports Georgina Adam.<p>In an appointment that astonished the art market, it has emerged that, Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, will work at …

Bournemouth mathematics graffiti 'meaningless'

<b>Mysterious graffiti daubed on a Bournemouth hoarding, appearing to show a complex equation, has been dismissed as meaningless by a mathematician.</b><p>The graffiti appeared on Boscombe Crescent outside a disused hotel.<p>Mathematics teacher at Charterhouse school in Surrey, Owen Elton, described it as a …

Freddie Mercury Norwich Go Go Gorilla in copyright row

<b>A gorilla sculpture, painted as musician Freddie Mercury, has been removed after a copyright complaint.</b><p>Organisers of Go Go Gorillas, a public art trail in Norwich, were contacted by Queen's manager Jim Beach on behalf of the Freddie Mercury estate.<p>The estate claimed the suit "worn" by the gorilla …

Germany memorial for Nazi 'euthanasia' victims

<b>Work has begun on a memorial in Germany for the 300,000 people murdered by the Nazis for having mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.</b><p>A 30m (100ft) long glass wall is being built in the centre of Berlin, near the former site of the Nazi-era office that organised the "euthanasia" …

York Castle Museum lottery grant funds WWI exhibition

<b>A major exhibition marking the centenary of the the outbreak of the First World War will be built at York Castle Museum.</b><p>The work is being supported by a £1.1m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.<p>The display, 1914: When the World Changed Forever, is part of a £1.7m development planned for the …

Mexico unveils stone-age etchings

<b>Archaeologists in Mexico have catalogued thousands of etchings carved into stones that they believe were made by hunter-gatherers 6,000 years ago.</b><p>The carvings, known as petroglyphs, mostly consist of wavy lines and concentric circles, with some images representing deer tracks.<p>Some 8,000 images were …

US blocks Picasso painting sale

<b>The US has blocked the sale of an $11.5m (£7.4m) Picasso painting at the request of the Italian Government.</b><p>The 1909 work Compotier et tasse or "Fruit bowl and cup", had been offered for private sale in New York.<p>Its owner, Gabriella Amati and her late husband, Angelo Maj have been charged with …

Design Museum sells Thames-side home to architect Zaha Hadid

A former banana-ripening warehouse on the Thames that has been home to London's Design Museum for 24 years has been sold to Zaha Hadid's architecture …

Starting Monday, the Met and The Cloisters will be open seven days a week for the first time in more than 40 years. To coincide with our new schedule we will transition our metal admission buttons to paper tickets with peel-off “M” stickers. We know many of you loved our metal buttons and collected them for years. We thank you for your support and you can learn more in this The New York Times article: http://met.org/15OjSWy This dress from the collection of the Costume Institute pays homage to the admission buttons. Ji Eon Kang (American, born 1973) | Dress | spring/summer 1997

The Botanical Bar at Tate Modern

Botanical Bar at Tate Modern created by Something & Son<p>Tate Modern has opened a Botanical Bar, serving gin cocktails, to be open Thurs - Sat until …

Met Everyday

Excellent news: New York’s Metropolitan Museum just announced that it will be open <i>7 days a week</i>, with immediate effect!<p>The new opening hours apply to both the Museum’s main building, the Cloisters Museum & Gardens, and the museum’s centre for medieval art in Fort Tryon Park.<p>Don’t miss their remarkable new exhibition, Photography and the American Civil War.