Parisiennes are hoping to persuade couples to end the recent unwelcome recent tradition of fixing padlocks to the River Seine’s ageing bridges by encouraging them to take a selfie instead.
The lovers’ locks craze dates back only a decade or so, but the weight is pulling bridge railings down.
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Norwegian museum to return Matisse looted by Nazis
The Henie Onstad Arts Center in Oslo has agreed to return a portrait by Matisse that was stolen from a Jewish art dealer in Paris by the Nazis in September 1941.
Records uncovered by descendants of the art dealer, Paul Roseberg, show the 1937 work, ”Woman in Blue in Front of a Fireplace,” was one of 162 works seized from him.
Photo: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter: 2013 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York (via nytimes.com)