In the first episode of our new series about imitations we take a look at how copies of famous artworks - not to be confused with illegal forgeries - are an important economic sector of the art market.
The Italian painter's recently discovered portrait of Christ, "Salvator Mundi," has sold for a record-breaking $450.3 million (€382 million). The artwork, which went missing for several years, was once traded for $60.
Thousands have gathered in Paris to say goodbye to Johnny Hallyday, who died of lung cancer. Nicknamed the "French Elvis," Hallyday was nearly unknown in the English-speaking world but was a major star in France.
On November 10, 1867, German classics by the likes of Goethe and Schiller became part of the public domain. Published as part of Reclam's "Universal Library," the books offered world literature at an affordable price.
Are human beings morally authorized to do as they choose with animals — to consume them, rob them of their freedom and train them for the purposes of entertainment? Those are questions asked in an exhibition in Hamburg.
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