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Leeds businessman wants his fake painting back

A businessman from Leeds fears a painting be bought for £100,000 may be burnt because it's a fake.

Martin Lang bought what he thought was an original picture by the Russian born artist Marc Chagall.When it was tested though and sent to the Chagall Committee in Paris they said under French law it should be burned.

But Mr Lang says, fake or not, he wants his picture back.

Chris Kiddey reports.


One in a million: New artwork on show in Beverley

Artist Leonard J Brown has created a sculpture of out one million pounds Credit: Calendar

Artist Leonard J Brown has created a sculpture of out one million pounds worth of bank notes. Her name is Eleanor Ridgy and depicts the poor and rich. It took him six months to build and £300,000 make up her chest alone. She is on display at Beverley Art gallery until 17th October.


Sheffield all set to 'light up'

Sheffield's 'Art In The Park' are lighting up the city centre on Saturday September 7. There will be street performers, art installations and activities as the city is 'lit up' for the night.

“Maybe it’s a film screening in a high street chain, a comedy sketch in the market, dancing in a hotel lobby….we want to challenge our perceptions and engage with new people in new spaces providing an alternative way to spend your Saturday Night!”

– Luisa Golob, Art in the Park

If the event goes well, organisers are hoping it won't just be repeated next year, but rolled out to other towns and cities. Art in the Park want to hear from:

  • local creative talent wanting to run an event or project in a city centre space
  • artists or organisations that want to put forward an idea, a project or an event for the day
  • anyone who has an event already happening that day that could be included in the programme

Northern Art Prize 2013 - winner announced

'Common Reflections' by Margaret Harrison Credit: Simon Warner

72-year-old Margaret Harrison has been announced as the winner of the Northern Art Prize 2013. Harrison work consisted of sculptures, painting and drawing, together entitled ‘Reflect’. It can be seen, along with other contenders for the prize, at Leeds Art Gallery until June 16.

Margaret Harrison Credit: David Lindsay
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