Picasso painting sells for more than 28.5m at auction as prices for sought-after works soars

Picasso painting sells for more than 28.5m at auction as prices for most sought-after works soars Woman Sitting Near a Window sold at Sotheby's yesterdayPrices for sought-after works have soared in recent years sale for 41.5m US dollars (26.5m). 'Golden muse': Pablo Picasso's (right) 1932 piece Femme Assise Pres d'une Fenetre (Woman Sitting Near a Window) of his companion Marie-Therese Walter (left) sold for more than 28.5m ‘This particular portrait is a striking and notably modern-looking work from one of the artist's most celebrated periods.’ Nonetheless, it was comfortably the top lot of an evening when a series of works on paper by Austrian artist Egon Schiele arguably stole the limelight. MOST EXPENSIVE ARTWORK PRICETAGS No

Prince Andrew"s ex Koo Stark denies stealing a 40,000 painting from an ex partner

Prince Andrew's ex Koo Stark appears in court and denies stealing painting worth 40,000 from former partner Appeared at Isleworth Crown Court under real name Kathleen StarkShe denied stealing the painting from former partner Warren WalkerMiss Stark dated Prince Andrew in 1980s before starring in soft porn filmAlleges that she was injured by police during arrest | UPDATED: 16:45 GMT, 21 December 2012 Denial: Prince Andrew's ex Koo Stark appeared at Isleworth Crown Court today and denied stealing a 40,000 painting from an ex-partner's house The Duke of York’s ex-girlfriend Koo Stark today denied stealing a painting worth 40,000 from a former partner. The 56-year-old, appearing under her real name Kathleen Stark, is accused of snatching the artwork from the flat of her former partner Warren Walker.

Don"t fall in! Amazingly realistic 3D images on pavements across America and Europe

Don't fall in! Amazingly realistic 3D images on pavements across America and Europe | UPDATED: 19:58 GMT, 19 December 2012 From Piccadilly Circus to an incident at Waterloo this eye-opening 3D street art is probably the best on the planet. Not only do these incredible pastel drawings on pavements across the world look realistic by themselves – but when passers-by jump into the scene they take on a life of their own. As well as his London creations, U.S.

Major health alert after 7,000 children"s face painting sets containing poisonous lead sold to British shops

Major health alert after 7,000 children's face painting sets containing poisonous lead sold to British shopsFace painting sets from factory in China could cause brain damageOnly 324 of the party sets have so far been recoveredCompany boss Joel Cope, 39, from Salford, is ordered to pay 15,000 at Manchester Magistrates Court | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 14 December 2012 Parents are being warned not to buy face painting sets for their children without checking them after thousands were found to contain lead.

The ex-hippy who"s made 100m carpeting Britain with wind turbines (and swapped his battered camper van for a 2.8m 18th-century fort)

The ex-hippy who's made 100m carpeting Britain with wind turbines (and swapped his battered camper van home for a 2.8m 18th-century fort) | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 10 December 2012 The large rectangular window in Doreen White’s living-room frames such a timeless East Anglian scene that she sometimes feels she’s gazing out at a landscape painting by Constable. As winter descends, its beauty is stark and sparing