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U.S. authorities returned the stolen $15 million Picasso painting La Coiffeuse to France last week, nine months after it was found in a FedEx shipment. US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana turned over the 1911 cubist oil painting to French officials in a ceremony at the French Embassy. La Coiffeuse or The Hairdresser was last displayed in 1998 in Munich, Germany, and then returned to the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris. The museum reported it stolen from its archives in 2001. The fine art of illegal surveillance British artist and anti-surveillance activist James Bridle is illuminating Germany with artwork exploring the darkest state secrets, cover-ups and information blackouts. Bridle's The Glomar Response, showing this month at the newly opened Nome gallery in Berlin, resonates in a country where revel
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