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Da Vinci Painting, Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold, Was Actually Painted By His Assistant, Expert Says

Da Vinci Painting, Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold, Was Actually Painted By His Assistant, Expert Says

The painting is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci but a historian has come forward with a theory that it is actually the work of one of his assistants.
A Stolen Painting Worth $160 Million Was Found In A Small Town Couple’s Home

A Stolen Painting Worth $160 Million Was Found In A Small Town Couple’s Home

“It probably had not been in the store an hour before the first person came in and walked up to it and looked at it and said, ‘I think this is a real de Kooning.’"
21 Classic Images Of Japanese Fart Battles From The 19th Century

21 Classic Images Of Japanese Fart Battles From The 19th Century

Some say the paintings are a kind of political cartoon serving as a commentary on Western influence, but nobody knows for sure.
Tom Otterness Designed New York’s Favorite Subway Sculptures – But He Also Killed A Dog For “Art”

Tom Otterness Designed New York’s Favorite Subway Sculptures – But He Also Killed A Dog For “Art”

Tom Otterness sculpted some of New York's most famous subway art, but little do commuters know he has a sordid history.
This Week In History News, June 17 – 23

This Week In History News, June 17 – 23

Ancient mummy unearthed in stunning condition, lost Da Vinci painting possibly uncovered, extinct gibbon found in ancient Chinese tomb.
The Rise And Fall Of Poop-Eating, Self-Mutilating GG Allin – Rock’s Ultimate Wild Man

The Rise And Fall Of Poop-Eating, Self-Mutilating GG Allin – Rock’s Ultimate Wild Man

If one thing's for sure, it was that there was no one else like him.
The History of Gereja Ayam, The Chicken Church Of Indonesia

The History of Gereja Ayam, The Chicken Church Of Indonesia

Though it was supposed to resemble a dove, the church ended up looking more like a chicken.
The Wilhelm Scream Is The Most Famous Two-Second Soundbite In All Of Film

The Wilhelm Scream Is The Most Famous Two-Second Soundbite In All Of Film

It's the most famous sound in film history, but where did it come from and why does everyone use it?
He Wrote Poetry On The Horrors Of War — Then He Died A Week Before It Was Over

He Wrote Poetry On The Horrors Of War — Then He Died A Week Before It Was Over

Wilfred Owen was a WWI soldier, whose realistic depiction of life in the trenches gave rise to a new kind of war poet.
Meet Mao Sugiyama, The Artist Who Made A Meal Of His Genitals

Meet Mao Sugiyama, The Artist Who Made A Meal Of His Genitals

Five people paid $250 a plate for artist Mao Sugiyama's genitals. Unfortunately, the food and legal repercussions made the banquet less than a success.
The Misunderstood Japanese Geisha: The Artists The West Mistook For Prostitutes

The Misunderstood Japanese Geisha: The Artists The West Mistook For Prostitutes

Inside the mysterious and misunderstood world of Japanese geisha, the respected artists, musicians, dancers, and poets who the West mistook for prostitutes after the American occupation of Japan following World War II.