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Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress

Artist: Former President Bill Clinton's museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's blue dress
Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress.

Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News that a shadow beside Clinton is a literal reference to the dress and a symbolic nod to the shadow the affair cast on his presidency.

Spanish police arrest 9 on suspicion of selling fake art

Spain police arrest 9 on suspicion of creating and selling fake art including Picasso, Warhol
The Associated Press

MADRID - Spanish police have broken up a gang that allegedly created and then sold fake works of art purporting to be by renowned artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Joan Miro.

Officers have arrested nine suspects in the eastern region of Valencia, including the alleged counterfeiters and intermediaries involved in selling the fakes online and through galleries, an Interior Ministry statement says.

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