Arts coverage from Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: Singer Bruce Springsteen performs during the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 30, 2017.    REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Bruce Springsteen's early, handwritten manuscript to "Born to Run," the rocker's 1975 star-making hit, is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000 when it goes up for auction in June, Sotheby's said on Friday.

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Winter Hawk, Plate 71, a hand-colored illustration from John James Audubon's The Birds of America, from Original Drawings, appears in this photo provided by Christie's, April 25, 2018.     Courtesy of Christie's/Handout via REUTERS

A first edition of John James Audubon's "The Birds of America," one of the most celebrated books of natural history, is going up for auction in New York in June and could fetch up to $12 million, Christie's said on Wednesday.

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A letter handwritten by composer Richard Wagner in 1869 is seen before it is sold at an auction in Jerusalem, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A letter written by German composer Richard Wagner that underscored his anti-Semitism was sold to Jewish collector from Switzerland at auction in Israel on Tuesday for $34,000, the auction house said.

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London's V&A Museum has put Ethiopian treasures plundered by British forces on display, and it's in talks with the African country to give them back. But a loan is the most likely option, and that's unlikely to be enough for campaigners. Reuters Lucy Fielder reports.

Britain must permanently return all artifacts from Ethiopia held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Addis Ababa will not accept them on loan, an Ethiopian government official said.

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Artist Jeff Koons poses for a photo at the unveiling oh his public art piece "Seated Ballerina" at Rockefeller Center in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S. May 12, 2017.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RC194E7C4440

A Wall Street investor sued American artist Jeff Koons and a prominent New York City gallery on Thursday for more than $39 million over their failure to deliver three Koons sculptures, alleging a scheme to deceive customers.

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The new documentary uses street art to shine a light on Middle East politics. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

"The Man Who Stole Banksy," a street art documentary that will premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, spins a tale that mixes would-be art-world avarice with Middle East politics.

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FILE PHOTO: The signature of former German dictator Adolf Hitler is seen on a painting of the old registry office in Munich, at Weidler auction house in Nuremberg November 18, 2014.    REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

An oil portrait believed to have been painted by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler of a little-known former lover will go under the hammer next week with an asking price of 60,000 euros ($74,000), a German auction house said on Thursday.

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A New York judge on Thursday awarded title of two Nazi-looted drawings by noted Austrian painter Egon Schiele to a Holocaust victim's heirs in what art experts viewed as a key test case of a U.S. law designed to ease the recovery of such stolen works.

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An Afghan woman looks at art exhibition at Babur Garden in Kabul, Afghanistan March 31, 2018. Picture taken March 31, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An exhibition that reproduces the precious treasures of Mughal art in their original setting in Kabul's Babur Garden opened this weekend, bringing a rare moment of cultural relief to a city pounded by war for decades.

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Artcurial's employee poses as he holds the painting "Raccommodeuses de filets dans les dunes, 1882" (Women Mending Nets in the Dunes) by painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) during a preview for media at Artcurial Auction House in Paris, France March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A landscape painting by Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh that went on display in Paris on Wednesday is expected to fetch between 3-5 million euros ($3.7-$6.1 million) when it is auctioned in June.

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FILE PHOTO: Spain's government spokesman, Inigo Mendez de Vigo, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Madrid. October 28, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo

Catalonia's parliament called on Friday for legal charges to be brought against a Spanish Supreme Court judge for refusing to release a jailed pro-independence politician who had hoped to be elected its regional leader.

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A chocolate sculpture of an elephant is seen during the chocolate sculpture festival in Durbuy, Belgium March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

It sounds like a chocoholic's dreamland - giant sculptures of elephants and flamingos all crafted from Belgian chocolate.

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A museum dedicated to the dachshund, Germany's short-legged, long-bodied "sausage dog", opens next week in the southern city of Passau, and will show more than 2,000 exhibits from dog-shaped bread to a giant golden statuette.

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Michael Rakowitz's "The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist"; a recreation of the Lamassu, a winged deity that stood at the entrance to the Nergal Gate of Niniveh from  700BC until it was destroyed by ISIS in 2015; is seen after it was unveiled on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth, in London, Britain, March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

An ancient Assyrian winged bull sculpture destroyed by Islamic State (IS) fighters in 2015 and subsequently recast in recycled Middle Eastern food packaging went on display in London’s Trafalgar Square on Wednesday.

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Kinan Azmeh plays the clarinet as Kevork's live sketches create a whirlwind of images in the background during their performance in Beirut, Lebanon March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

One is the grandson of an Armenian troubadour who fled to Syria in 1915. The other is a descendant of a Syrian army chief who died fighting the French in 1920. One hails from Aleppo, the other from Damascus. Both Syrian artists call New York, where they met 17 years ago, home.

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Shi'ite Muslim scholar Sayed Hussein al-Husseini, 38, looks at musical notes at his home in Dahieh, Beirut's southern suburb, Lebanon March 22, 2018. Picture taken March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

A Muslim cleric has been expelled from his seminary in Lebanon after a video of his piano playing, posted online, drew criticism from conservatives who felt it was undignified behavior for a man of the cloth, he said.

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American creative duo brings LaForge's 'The Odyssey' art exhibition to London, hoping to 'gag' or 'wow' the public. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Contemporary artists have drawn upon everything from comic books to Campbell's soup cans for inspiration in recent years, but New York artist Scooter LaForge has drawn his from an altogether grander source, with a new exhibition based on Homer's classic poem "The Odyssey."

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A visitor looks at artworks made by a Palestinian artist at the annual Art Dubai exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

As traditional centers of modern Arab art in Damascus and Baghdad have imploded amid disastrous wars, the sheeny city-state of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has stepped into the vacuum as a major hub for art sales.

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Internationally acclaimed artist Zhuang Hong Yi's eye-catching art work is inspired by his native China and his adoptive country, the Netherlands. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

The sweeping fields of flowers that fill the canvases at Zhuang Hong Yi's new London exhibition are more than just depictions of the natural world - he says they are a dialogue between the cultures that have shaped his work.

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An exhibitor displays the Patek Philippe 18k gold perpetual chronograph wrist watch with moon phases belonging to the King Farouk, at the Christie's auction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

A rare gold watch once owned by Egypt's King Farouk is expected to fetch $400,000 to $800,000 when it auctions this week at Christie's in Dubai.

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