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EIGHT MEN HAVE BEEN CONVICTED by a French court for their involvement in the theft of a painting in 2019 Banksy installed in Bataklan a concert hall in Paris to commemorate the 1990s who were killed there in a terrorist attack in 2015. AFP reports. Three who helped transport him received 10 months in prison, while others received sentences that can be served while wearing electronic tracking bracelets instead of sitting behind bars. A man intriguingly identified as a “41-year-old lottery winner” was given three years (also to be imprisoned with a tracking device) for handling stolen property. He was identified as the main organizer of the work, an argument that the court rejected. Banksy was discovered by police in 2020 on a farm in eastern Italy.

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THE RESPECTED ARCHAEOLOGIST IV KOPENS, a member of the team who discovered the fossil of a 3.2 million-year-old hominid woman who could walk upright, conquering the world and filling a gap in historical records, died at the age of 87, RFI reports. The famous fossil was found in Copenhagen in Ethiopia in 1974. He “prefers that in addition to its scientific value, this complete fossil, which one can imagine walking and climbing trees in the savannah, allows the public to get emotionally close to this distant ancestor “, The country write. The hominid got its name Lucy at the suggestion of Pamela Aldermanwhose boyfriend Donald Johanssonhas been leading the project since The Beatles the classic “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” played as they celebrated.

The digest

The 700 teachers in ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, are the last artists to unite, with 60 percent voting in favor. They will join AFT / CFTthe California branch of American Federation of Teachers. [Artforum]

of Massachusetts Supreme Court said a woman could file a lawsuit against Harvard University for the emotional stress she claims was caused by posting photos of her enslaved ancestors being kept by the school. A lower court dismissed her case. [Associated Press/Bloomberg]

A hedge fund billionaire and a major league collector Ken Griffin transfers his talents to Miami, moves his The citadel firm there from Chicago. In a letter to staff, he said Florida offers a better business environment; The citadel said crime was also a factor. [The Wall Street Journal]

IN times has a brief description of how different players in the art world work to reduce their carbon footprint. Painter Olafur Eliassonfor example, he said his studio would become carbon neutral over the next 10 years. [The New York Times]

The house in New Jersey where the artist Von Span living with his family is filled with art from Stanley Whitney,, Marcus Brutus,, Kenny Scarfand many others. [Architectural Digest]

actor Brad Pitt revealed that he had spent a year hunting for gold at his mansion in Provence. Alas, none were found. It turns out that the advice comes from a person looking for an investment in a radar company. (Some will say it’s not an art story, but Pete was document, is an art lover and has studied archeology here.) [GQ via Page Six]

The kicker

TRUE ORIGINAL. Musical producer T. Bone Burnett talked to Diversity for his plan to sell a new record that Bob Dylan made his song “Blowin ‘in the Wind” next month in Christie’s in London. Only one disc has been made from it and it carries a high estimate of £ 1 million (about $ 1.23 million). “The paintings sell for hundreds of millions of dollars,” Burnett said. “Why doesn’t an important piece of music sell for a million dollars?” It’s part of his efforts to fight streaming services that have pushed the price of music almost to zero. Music is treated like any other commodity, like a jar of mayonnaise, Burnett said. “I reject that.” [Variety]

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