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ART NEWS
1. Sotheby's announces $5.8 billion dollars of sales in 2011 making it their second-best year ever. That'll get you at least a few Picassos. 2. London's White Cube gallery is now officially open in Hong Kong, bringing with it Gilbert & George's edgy exhibition, London Pictures. To mark its arrival the opening show brings along some shock value from the UK, composed of 4,000 unsettling headlines from London's newspapers. 3. Imagine having the title of Leonardo da Vinci's assistant, and lover. Gian Giacomo Caprotti was totally that dude, and has now been pegged as the individual responsible for creating the duplicate Mona Lisa that's hanging in the Prado today. [photo via]
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