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2011-05-09 06:00:00

RANDOLPH, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Resurrection Parish, a Roman Catholic Church in Randolph NJ, is the first venue in the mid Atlantic region to exhibit and host an informative art lecture on life-size replica of Michelangelo's masterpiece, La Pieta, May 13 at 8 p.m. The sculpture is cast from a prototype made from a mold of the original located in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and is on display now through May 31. The special exhibit, created under exclusive worldwide...

2009-08-25 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its 200th Anniversary Celebration, St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, in the SOHO / Little Italy section of New York City, is proud to announce the arrival of an original bronze cast of Michelangelo's Pieta. The public is invited to attend a special evening with Dr. John T. Spike, world renowned art historian, author, and consultant to "Celebrate Michelangelo's Pieta in Bronze" at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. Free admission, open seating....

2005-10-14 16:36:53

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - A late Michelangelo drawing, one of the few to survive the artist's attempt to destroy them, will be auctioned off next year, when the 450-year-old work will likely fetch some $4 million, Christie's said on Friday. "Study of a male torso," which the Italian artist completed in the 1550s, is being sold by a private collector who bought the black chalk drawing in 1976 at a public sale for $318,214, which at the time set a new record for an Old...

2005-07-28 07:32:47

By Philip Pullella PIETRASANTA, Italy (Reuters) - If Michelangelo were alive today, he might well be sculpting, teaching and losing his notoriously short temper right here in "Holy Stone." This is Pietrasanta, the Tuscan town that is part artist's colony, part sculpture workshop, part open-air museum, part gallery and part state of mind. The faithful in Pietrasanta, Italian for "holy stone," worship one god above all others -- marble. "This whole area is set up for sculptors. It is a...

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