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Remington painting draws $5.6M at Nevada auction

A Frederic Remington painting depicting U.S. Cavalry soldiers has fetched $5.6 million, and a Norman Rockwell painting featuring a Boy Scout and two American presidents has drawn $4.2 million at auction in Reno, organizers said Sunday. Full story

Stolen art may have been burned by suspect’s mom

   The remains of works by Picasso, Matisse, and Monet stolen last year were found in an abandoned house. The Romanian mother of a suspect in the theft told police that to protect her son she put the paintings in the stove and burned them. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

Vanessa Williams gives Willie a pop (song) quiz

   Guest anchor Vanessa Williams and Willie Geist give one of the games from “Hollywood Game Night” a try: Vanessa scat-sings pop songs for Willie to guess.

Artists celebrate Mandela with paintings

With giant portraits of Nelson Mandela and colorful posters, South African artists celebrate the 95th birthday of the leader, who remains hospitalized although his condition has improved. Full story

New York art dealer charged with $30 million fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York art dealer was indicted on Wednesday in connection with an alleged scheme to bilk two Manhattan galleries out of more than $30 million by peddling fake paintings purportedly created by world-renowned artists, federal prosecutors said. Full story

Officials seeking stolen art find paint in ashes

It may be a case of art to ashes — and scientists are trying to get to the bottom of the mystery. Full story

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  How sea shells are helping Sandy relief efforts

This week’s “Big Idea” comes from a group of elementary school children in Belmar, New Jersey, who are selling decorated sea shells to help restore their town in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Founder Hannah Doherty and her father Matt tell MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about their efforts.

  Much Ado About a Mural

CNBC's Robert Frank visits one of New York City's most iconic bars to take a look at one very pricey painting.

  Lounge pulls art featuring past governors’ lovers

An artist says her paintings featuring the wives, lovers or muses for California governors were removed from a lounge near Sacramento because the business was afraid the collection would upset female lobbyists. KCRA’s Claire Doan reports.

  click3: The real Obama cover up

A gay country song, complete with hilarious and moving animation, has gone viral; there’s furor over the Bea Arthur nude painting that sold for $1.9 million; and the Obama/umbrella/Marines and the vintage Ronald Reagan/sweatpants photo that can’t be missed.

  Attorney: Ariel Castro loves his daughter ‘dearly’

After meeting with Ariel Castro behind bars, the accused kidnapper’s attorneys are speaking out, painting him as a loving dad who is “extremely committed” to his daughter by Amanda Berry, one of the women he’s accused of holding captive for a decade. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports.

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