Lucien Freud estate to give selection of his favourite pieces to the nation to pay off late artist"s 10million tax bill

Lucien Freud estate to give selection of his favourite pieces to the nation to pay off late artist's 10million tax bill Executors offer works by Edgar Egas abd Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Government panel understood to have accepted applicationMinisters will have to ratify decision and decide which museums will benefit | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 22 December 2012 With his intensely personal portraits, Lucian Freud often defied convention. And now the late artist’s estate has found an equally unorthodox way to settle his 10 million inheritance tax bill – by trading in parts of his art collection

Pop-up art: Sculptor Jodi Harvey-Brown creates stories that literally jump from the page with intricate cut-outs of characters

Pop-up art: Sculptor creates stories that literally jump from the page with intricate cut-outs of charactersAvid reader Jodi Harvey-Brown inspired by literature's greatest charactersPainstakingly crafted from pages of the books and held in place with wireIncludes favourites such as Harry Potter, Bambi and Tom Sawyer | UPDATED: 16:06 GMT, 15 December 2012 Every reader can see their favourite character in their imagination – now one artist has brought hers to life with these unique book sculptures. Jodi Harvey-Brown creates the elaborate pieces of artwork to emerge directly from the pages of the books which have inspired her. She has carved some of literature's most famous characters including Harry Potter, Bambi, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Sundial theft: Thieves who stole 500,000 Henry Moore sculpture and sold it for just 46 jailed for a year each

Thieves stole 'priceless' Henry Moore sculpture for scrap metal and sold it for just 46… because they had no idea of true value Liam Hughes, 22, and Jason Parker, 19, stole the Working Model for Sundial from the artist's former home in JulyThey sold the piece – valued at around half a million pounds, to a scrap dealer for 46Pair returned to the Henry Moore Foundation four days later and made off with a bronze plinth worth 100,000, which they sold for 182.60Hughes and Parker both given 12 month jail terms at St Albans Crown Court today | UPDATED: 18:49 GMT, 4 December 2012 Two thieves who stole a 'priceless' artwork by the sculptor Henry Moore and sold it at a scrapyard for 46 have each been jailed for a year