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Banksy has donated a series of paintings charity auction

Famous British street artist Banksy has donated a series of three paintings on the theme of European migration crisis charity auction to raise funds for hospital in Bethlehem, according to the publication Independent.

In the triptych entitled "the Views of the Mediterranean 2017" (Mediterranean Sea View 2017) on the background seascape in the style of the nineteenth century depicted the abandoned life jackets and circles. According to the publication, the price can be from 800 thousand to 1.2 million pounds.

Banksy posted a video in which draws the rats in the subway

. Banksy joined the discussion about the necessity of wearing masks in the UK in an original way: the artist showed the drawing in the subway rats that are trying to comply with the new requirements.

In his instagram he posted a video in which, presumably, he (dressed as an employee of the cleaning company, in the mask, the hat and sunglasses) draws his famous rodents, who did not get to wear a mask and use sanitizer as directed.

The source commented on the data about the purchase of the Abramovich paintings Munch

The information that the Russian businessman Roman Abramovich bought a painting by Edvard Munch "the Scream" for $ 120 million, is not true. About it RIA Novosti said a source close to the businessman.

"This story is untrue", - said the interlocutor of the Agency, responding to a question.

A bottle of cognac 1762, sold at Sotheby's for $144 thousand

One of the oldest bottles of cognac, produced in the eighteenth century before the French revolution, sold at Sotheby's auction for 118.5 thousand pounds (144,5 thousand U.S. dollars), according to the auction house.

As reported by Sotheby's, a bottle of cognac Gautier 1762 he became "the oldest vintage cognac ever sold at auction". A preliminary assessment of the lot was from 80 thousand to 160 thousand pounds sterling.