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Mona Lisa up for auction? Not quite
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
A woman looks at the Hekking "Mona Lisa", a reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, painted on canvas by an unknown artist from the 17th century and up for an online sale at Christie’s auction house in Paris, France, June 11, 2021. REUTERS/Lucien LibertRaymond Hekking spent decades trying to convince the world that the Mona Lisa painting he bought from a French antique shop in 1953 was the real thing and the one in the Louvre Museum was a fake. Now Christie's auction house has put the 'Hekking Mona Lisa' up for sale, hoping the story of his campaign to realise his dream will help compensate for the fact it is a copy. "It looks like the Mona Lisa but the quality of the execution is not Leonardo da Vinci," Christie's International Director of Old Master Painting Pierre Etienne said. Numerous newspaper cuttings testify to his badgering of the media and a Pathe newsreel item from the 1960s shows U.S. journalists turning up to inspect the copy when the actual Mona Lisa was loaned to the United States.
Persons: Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Lucien Libert Raymond Hekking, Leonardo da Vinci, Pierre Etienne said, Francois I, Christie's Organizations: REUTERS, Louvre Museum, Pathe, Thomson Locations: Paris, France, Magagnosc, Provence, United States, Italian
Netflix and shop: Online store offers limited-edition merchandise
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) + 0.96   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonNetflix Inc (NFLX.O) will launch an online store to sell limited-edition apparel, lifestyle merchandise and collectibles based on "Stranger Things," "Lupin" and other popular shows, the streaming giant said on Thursday. Merchandise in the online shop will be "carefully selected high-quality apparel and lifestyle products," the company said. The "Lupin" products were developed with the Louvre museum. In the future, the company plans to introduce products based on hit series "The Witcher" and "Stranger Things" and Netflix logo-wear from Japanese fashion house BEAMS. Netflix has also created video games based on shows "Stranger Things" and "La casa de Papel (Money Heist)."
Persons: Lucy Nicholson, Organizations: Netflix, REUTERS, Lucy Nicholson Netflix Inc, Target Inc, Walmart Inc, Louvre, Nasdaq, Thomson Locations: Hollywood, Los Angeles , California, U.S, United States
Netflix has opened an online shop selling products inspired by shows like "Lupin" and "The Witcher." Netflix is launching an e-commerce site selling merchandise inspired by its shows, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Among the "Lupin" items debuting this month are $60 throw pillows and a $150 side table, according to the Times. "We love it when great stories transcend screens and become part of people's lives," Simon said in the press release. This quarter, Netflix is expecting just 1 million new members.
Persons:, Josh Simon, Simon, We're Organizations: Netflix, The New York Times, Louvre Museum, Times, Amazon, Walmart Locations: Eden, Shopify
The Masterpieces That Napoleon Stole, and How Some Went Back
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( Farah Nayeri | ) + 0.98   time to read: +1 min
PARIS — The spoils of war were positively magnificent. When Napoleon Bonaparte led his army across the Alps, he ordered the Italian states he conquered to hand over artworks that were the pride of the peninsula. He brought back enough loot from his conquests to fill what would soon become the Louvre Museum. Yet many of those works were returned after Napoleon’s defeat, setting precedents that still inform debates about restitution. “Napoleon understood that the French kings had used art and architecture to aggrandize themselves and to build the image of political power, and he did exactly the same thing,” Cynthia Saltzman, the author of “Plunder,” a history of Napoleon’s Italian art thefts, said in an interview.
Persons: Napoleon Bonaparte, , , Napoleon, “ Napoleon, ” Cynthia Saltzman Organizations: PARIS, Grande, la, Louvre Museum Locations: Venice, Paris, la Villette, Saharan Africa
Airbnb extends ban on parties through end of summer
  + stars: | 2021-05-27 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: The Airbnb logo is seen on a little mini pyramid under the glass Pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris, France, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo(Reuters) - Airbnb Inc said on Thursday it would extend a ban on parties in homes listed on its platform through at least the end of summer in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus infections. This comes as increasing vaccination rates and easing travel restrictions in parts of the world are expected to boost travel demand in the summer months. “We will not tolerate behavior that disrupts neighborhoods or violates the trust of our Host community,” said Airbnb in a statement. San Francisco-based Airbnb said the event-friendly search filter will remain inaccessible during this period and it expects to provide an update on the policy at the end of summer.
Persons: Charles Platiau, , San, Airbnb Organizations: Louvre, REUTERS, Airbnb Locations: Paris, France, San Francisco, United States
The Louvre is to have a female president for the first time in the Paris museum’s 228-year history. Before it hit last year, the Louvre was getting about 10 million annual visitors, making it the most visited museum in the world. Her mission will include drawing more young people into the museum, the news release said, and an increased focus on international partnerships. Des Cars, 54, is something of a Louvre insider, having studied art history at the École du Louvre, the museum’s school. She oversaw the development of Louvre Abu Dhabi, a museum in the United Arab Emirates that leases the Louvre’s brand and which opened in 2017.
Persons: Laurence des, l’Orangerie Organizations: United Arab Locations: Paris, France, Louvre Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Optical illusion leaves Eiffel Tower teetering over ravine
  + stars: | 2021-05-20 | by ( ) + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
A man poses on a giant artwork by French artist JR installed on the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, May 19, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah MeyssonnierAn art installation has created the optical illusion that the French capital's Eiffel Tower is perched precariously over a rocky ravine. The artwork, by an artist who uses the pseudonym JR, involved laying an image of a ravine, and the pillars that form the base of the Eiffel Tower, onto the floor of an esplanade that overlooks the tower. When a visitor stands in the right spot, the artwork in the foreground and the tower in the background line up with each other, and the illusion is created. "I like that it combines with the Eiffel Tower, so the piece of art becomes a piece of art because of the Eiffel Tower already behind it."
Persons: JR, Sarah Meyssonnier, Lara Watson Organizations: Eiffel, REUTERS, U.S, Louvre, Thomson Locations: French, Paris, France, Mexico
Europeans savour croissants and beers as cafes reopen
  + stars: | 2021-05-19 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
People make a toast in a beer garden as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions continue to ease, in Vienna, Austria May 19, 2021. In Paris and Vienna, cities where cafe culture is part of the heritage, the shutdown was felt especially keenly. The re-opening of cafes and other venues marked a milestone on the journey to getting back to normal life. Across town at the Deux Magots cafe, Ayache said that before the pandemic, coming for breakfast was part of his daily routine, allowing him to collect his thoughts. His favourite spot is inside the cafe - still off limits because of COVID-19 restrictions - and he said the terrace was a little chilly.
Persons: Leonhard Foeger, Elie Ayache, Ernest Hemingway, Franz Schubert, Schubert, Sebastian Kurz, Kurz, Emmanuel Macron, Jean Castex, Macron, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Ayache Organizations: REUTERS, Louvre, Thomson Locations: Vienna, Austria, France, COVID, Britain, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Paris, Asia, United States, Elysee
Airbnb sinks as insiders become free to sell shares
  + stars: | 2021-05-17 | by ( Noel Randewich | ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
The Airbnb logo is seen on a little mini pyramid under the glass Pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris, France, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File PhotoShares of Airbnb (ABNB.O) dropped almost 6% in a busy session on Monday after insiders in the home rental firm became free to sell their shares for the first time since the company's December IPO. Airbnb has about 608 million shares outstanding, according to Refinitiv. The shares traded down 5.7% at 133 at midday, after earlier falling as low as 130.25. Airbnb is up 92% from the price set in its IPO, which was Wall Street's largest in 2020, but it has fallen about 40% from its February high.
Persons: Charles Platiau, Wall, Airbnb's, Brent Thill, Airbnb Organizations: Louvre, REUTERS, Jefferies, Thomson Locations: Paris, France, San Francisco
Airbnb bookings jump 52% as vaccinations spur vacation rental demand
  + stars: | 2021-05-13 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: The Airbnb logo is seen on a little mini pyramid under the glass Pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris, France, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo(Reuters) - Airbnb Inc beat Wall Street expectations for first-quarter gross bookings and revenue on Thursday, as speedy COVID-19 vaccinations and easing restrictions encouraged more people to check into its vacation rentals. Gross bookings jumped 52% to $10.29 billion in the quarter, easily beating analysts’ estimates of $6.93 billion. The momentum could accelerate in June as the European Union’s executive commission has recommended easing travel restrictions next month to let foreign travelers from more countries enter the bloc. Adjusted loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization narrowed to $59 million, from $334 million a year earlier, largely due to cost cuts.
Persons: Charles Platiau, ” Airbnb Organizations: Louvre, REUTERS, Inc, European Locations: Paris, France, U.S, San Francisco, Britain
Review: How drug money cost a family its name
  + stars: | 2021-04-23 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Purdue Pharma, the company owned by the Sacklers, set in motion an opioid epidemic when it introduced OxyContin in 1995. The resulting ads pitched the tranquilizer for nearly any ill, helping create the first $100 million drug. And while few knew how the entrepreneur made his money, he wasn’t shy of plastering the family name on museums in exchange for donations. Three executives, none of them family members, were charged with misdemeanors and the company paid a $600 million fine. Though that sounds generous, documents released by a congressional committee on Tuesday show family members that own the firm are worth about $11 billion.
Persons: Isaac Sackler, Arthur Sackler, Mortimer, Raymond, that’s, Patrick Radden Keefe, OxyContin, Sackler Organizations: Purdue Pharma, , Sackler, Purdue, Regulators, U.S . Food, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, FDA, U.S . Department of Justice, Louvre Museum, Tufts University, Doubleday Locations: Swiss, Roche, U.S, New, Paris
The Louvre museum in Paris is shut, but vital work continues
  + stars: | 2021-02-18 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
The world's most visited museum has been shuttered for the longest time since WWII, due to the pandemic. CNN goes behind the scenes as a busy team of artisans is hard at work completing vital restoration. Source: CNN
Organizations: CNN
FILE PHOTO: A gallery is seen empty of visitors at the Louvre museum closed as part of the measures taken by the French government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, France, December 4, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit TessierPARIS (Reuters) - The Louvre museum in Paris - home to the Mona Lisa and other world famous works of art - suffered a 72 percent drop in visitors in 2020 compared to 2019, as a result of the COVID crisis. The Louvre said in a statement on Friday that its overall visitor numbers for 2020 stood at 2.7 million. The museum, like many around the world, had to shut for much of last year due to restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.
Persons: Benoit Tessier PARIS, Mona Lisa Organizations: Louvre, REUTERS Locations: Paris, France
Louvre museum visitors fell by 72 percent in 2020
  + stars: | 2021-01-08 | by ( Reuters Editorial | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
WorldLouvre museum visitors fell by 72 percent in 2020PostedThe Louvre museum in Paris suffered a 72 percent drop in visitors in 2020 compared to 2019.
Locations: Paris
Breakingviews - Airbnb IPO surge puts pressure on next unicorns
  + stars: | 2020-12-10 | by ( Gina Chon | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Charles PlatiauSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) - The unicorns next door have a lot to live up to after Airbnb’s initial public offering. At the actual price at which the shares traded, the same slug of new Airbnb shares would have been worth around $7.3 billion. The parent of office-sharing service WeWork pulled its IPO in 2019 because public investors bridled at its high valuation twinned with large losses. Ride-hailing Uber Technologies’ stock opened 7% lower than its IPO price of $45 a share in 2019. An IPO isn’t their only option – there are also direct listings and so-called special purpose acquisition vehicles to choose from.
Persons: Charles Platiau, Airbnb, Brian Chesky’s, WeWork, bridled, Chesky Organizations: Louvre, REUTERS, FRANCISCO, Reuters, Marriott International, Booking Holdings, Technologies Locations: Paris, France, Priceline
A man walks to the main gates of the closed Disneyland Paris theme park in Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, December 3, 2020. Including the malls, Val d’Europe and Disneyland Paris welcome more people a year than the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower put together, according to local authorities. Slideshow ( 4 images )Despite reopening between lockdowns, visitors to the theme park dropped to 5,000-6,000 on some summer days compared to peaks of 60,000, Descrouet said. A 2-billion-euro ($2.43 billion) plan to expand the theme park with new areas - including one based on Marvel superheroes - is on track, a spokesman said. “Many of the performers in the parades and shows were British and have gone home,” said Valentin Markowski, a resident who once worked at the theme park.
Persons: VAL D’EUROPE, France’s, Charles Platiau, , Tomica Vajic, Milena, Jan, Val d’Europe, Philippe Descrouet, d’Europe, Descrouet, Valentin Markowski, Frederic Reith, sweatshirt, , Reith Organizations: Vallee, REUTERS, Disney, Paris, Louvre Museum, Eiffel, Marvel Locations: France, Paris, Marne, Vajic, Serris, lockdowns
Airbnb plans to raise price target range for IPO: source
  + stars: | 2020-12-07 | by ( Joshua Franklin | ) + 0.50   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Charles Platiau(Reuters) - Airbnb Inc has plans to raise the target price range for its initial public offering (IPO) to between $56 and $60 per share, underscoring demand for new U.S. stocks, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The U.S. home rental firm had on Tuesday set a price range for its IPO to sell shares at $44 and $50 apiece. Airbnb could communicate the upwardly revised price range to investors in a public filing on Monday, the source added, requesting anonymity as the plans are private. Food delivery startup DoorDash Inc on Friday also raised its IPO target price range. News of the planned IPO price increase was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Persons: Charles Platiau Organizations: Louvre, REUTERS, Airbnb, Nasdaq, flotations, Warner Music Group, Palantir Technologies, Snowflake Inc, Wall Street Locations: Paris, France, U.S, United States
LONDON — There's further economic pain ahead for European countries as France and Germany announce new nationwide lockdowns and other governments consider doing the same. "Scarring will occur with each iteration," analysts at High Frequency Economics said in note on Wednesday about the new lockdowns. Germany has weathered the economic crisis relatively well to date, in comparison with its European peers. "Rising infections rates in Europe and the U.S. could dampen demand for German export goods," Deutsche Bank said. Michele Tantussi | Getty Images News | Getty Images
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Tomasz Michalski, Berenberg, Angela Merkel, Michele Tantussi Organizations: Louvre, Getty, HEC Paris, CNBC, Deutsche Bank, LONDON, Deutsche Bank said Locations: France, Germany, Europe, U.S, Kreuzberg district, Berlin, Europe, Destatis, Kreuzberg
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