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2010-10-13 08:45:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- New York based singer/songwriter Matisse joins forces with Konvict Music, international pop star Akon's label, to remix her No. 1 dance hit "Better Than Her." The remix (Click to listen) features Akon and is currently exploding at Top 40 radio. "I'm extremely excited about working with Matisse!" says Akon. "Konvict Music has played a major role in breaking a number of artists over the past couple of years including Lady GaGa and T-Pain. I think...

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2009-02-23 22:47:41

A sale of art from the private collection of the late Yves Saint Laurent and his partner fetched more than $264 million in Paris Monday, auction officials said. The auction -- the first of six to be held by Christie's -- brought in record prices for works by Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, James Ensor, Piet Mondrian and Giorgio de Chirico, The New York Times reported. The Matisse went for $40.9 million, more than twice as much as had been expected. The newspaper said the auction...

2005-09-09 12:52:27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A valuable painting by Henri Matisse that disappeared into private hands more than 30 years ago has been acquired by New York's Museum of Modern Art, which plans to put the masterpiece on public display this month. Painted in strong red tones, "Plum Blossoms, Ochre Background" shows a woman with a blank face sitting at a table in front of a vase of flowers and fruit on a plate. The work dates from 1948 and is one of his later paintings before his death in 1954,...

2005-09-08 17:32:36

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A valuable painting by Henri Matisse that disappeared into private hands more than 30 years ago has been acquired by New York's Museum of Modern Art which said on Thursday it would put it on show this month. Painted in strong red tones, "Plum Blossoms, Ochre Background" shows a woman with a blank face sitting at a table in front of a vase of flowers and fruit on a plate. The work dates from 1948 and is one of his later paintings before his death in 1954, the...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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