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April 9, 2015 10:32 PM Dallas Art Fair 2015, Highlights

The 7th annual Dallas Art Fair, founded by John Sughrue and Chris Byrne, kicks off this evening with the Preview Gala. The number of exhibitors has grown from an initial 35 to 95 prominent national and international art dealers representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installations by modern and contemporary artists 29

April 9, 2015 9:27 PM Venice’s Palazzo Grassi Gives Martial Raysse His Due

France’s Martial Raysse, whose art has sold at auction well into five figures, is enjoying a major exhibition at Venice’s Palazzo Grassi In the late 1960s, Martial Raysse decided to abandon abstract and conceptual art and to focus instead on figurative paintings. The art world responded by ignoring him for decades. Though angered by this indifference 148

April 9, 2015 5:53 PM Veritage Miami festival fills its cup with milestones

When Veritage Miami returns next week for four days of wine, beer and food events to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade, the festival will have a number of milestones to toast. ▪ It’s the 20th year for Veritage Miami, formerly the Miami Wine & Food Festival. To date, the annual fundraiser has brought in more than $11 million (about $500,000 in 2014), which 96

April 9, 2015 5:50 PM Henley Gives Dawgs Plenty to Cheer About at Masters With 68

What's all that barking at Augusta National? Those would actually be cheers for Russell Henley, who turned in a 4-under 68 Thursday and was one shot behind early clubhouse leader Charley Hoffman. The 25-year-old Henley is a native of Macon, Georgia, about a two-hour drive from Augusta. He played his college golf at the University of Georgia, where fans of the Bulldogs 15

April 9, 2015 5:10 PM Flushing condo project narrowly avoids foreclosure auction after big investor steps in

Josh Zegen of Madison Realty Capital is targeting the Flushing market The owner of a Flushing condo building facing foreclosure narrowly avoided seeing his building auctioned off when a big time real estate investor stepped in at the last minute to salvage the project, the Daily News has learned. Madison Realty Capital, a real estate investment company 9

April 9, 2015 2:47 PM Auction features jewels once owned by Spanish queen, Jackie O.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A diamond brooch given by Spain's King Alfonso XII to his wife as a wedding gift and ruby ear pendants once owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis are among highlights of an auction of precious jewels that could fetch more than $80 million, Christie's said on Thursday. The sale of more than 350 pieces of jewelry, which will be exhibited 33

April 9, 2015 2:28 PM Gaza police seize Banksy painting in legal row

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian police confiscated from a Gaza graffiti artist on Thursday a bombed-out doorway bearing a Banksy painting after the original owner complained of being swindled into selling it cheap. The artist Belal Khaled had paid 700 shekels ($175) for the image of a goddess holding her head in her hand, which had been spray-painted on Rabea 35

April 9, 2015 1:38 PM India's Satyam founder sentenced to 7 years in jail in fraud case

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The founder of Satyam Computer Services, once India's fourth-largest software services firm, was sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty in an accounting fraud case that ranks as the country's biggest. A court in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, where Satyam was based, on Thursday pronounced Ramalinga Raju, a management 11

April 9, 2015 12:32 PM UPDATE 1-India eases rules for foreign investment in government bonds

MUMBAI, April 9 (Reuters) - India's market regulator has allowed foreign investors to reinvest in government bonds the same day, according to a emailed circular seen by Reuters, hoping to sustain outside interest in the country's debt market. India limits the amount of government bonds available to foreign investors, and some 90 percent of that allocation 118

April 9, 2015 11:58 AM Nigeria raises 183 bln naira in T-bills at lower yields

LAGOS, April 9 (Reuters) - Nigeria raised 183.64 billion naira ($923 million) in Treasury bills with yields falling compared with the previous sale last month, the central bank said on Thursday. The Treasury bill yields fell in tandem with declining yields on fixed assets on renewed investor interest in the local debt market after a peaceful presidential 71