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|Wednesday | July 23, 2014|
The hunt for the perfect diet has taken us up the stream of time (caveman diet!) and down a number of disgusting alleys (ground crickets, anyone?). To make things worse, no sooner do we settle on a miracle food that we are told it’s terrible for us. Amrita Gupta muses on what a long, strange trip it’s been.
The first Sandro Botticelli drawing to be sold in a century has fetched £1.3 million at an auction in London. Study for a Seated Joseph, which dates back to the 1480s, shows the bearded biblical figure resting his head on his right hand in a contemplative pose. Sotheby's confirmed that the price was the highest ever paid for a work on paper by the Italian Renaissance painter, known for his Birth of Venus. Christie's post-war sales break records Auction house Christie's reported record-breaking sales of post-war and contemporary art for January to June, helping push total sales to £2.69 billion, including a Picasso painting and 51 other works fetching $10 million or more. Sales rose 12% as compared to the first half of 2013. Among the major sales were Monet›s Nymphea, which sold in New York for $27 million in May, and Picasso
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