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<br><b><br><br>Selling Old Flo <br></b><br><br>Acontroversy has erupted in London over the sale of a piece of public sculpture designed by the celebrated artist Henry Moore. Moore more or less donated the piece to the London County Council on the understanding that it would be located in a poor borough of the city specifically for the enjoyment of the people of the area. Called Draped Seated Woman, the open-air sculpture could sell for as much as 20 million pounds, and the local mayor is determined to hawk it and use the money to upgrade the neighborhood. More than 1, 500 residents have signed a petition opposing the sale. One of the most vocal critics is Danny Boyle, director of the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire. "The value of art is diminished by being monetarised, " he said. "The Moore sculpture defies all prejudice in people's minds about one of London's poorest boroughs. That alone makes it priceless to every resident. " Nicknamed Old Flo, the 3 metre-high bronze sculpture though weighty has a certain grace and fluidity of line and stands out amidst its grim and grey surroundings.

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Selling Old Flo


Acontroversy has erupted in London over the sale of a piece of public sculpture designed by the celebrated artist Henry Moore. Moore more or less donated the piece to the London County Council on the understanding that it would be located in a poor borough of the city specifically for the enjoyment of the people of the area. Called Draped Seated Woman, the open-air sculpture could sell for as much as 20 million pounds, and the local mayor is determined to hawk it and use the money to upgrade the neighborhood. More than 1, 500 residents have signed a petition opposing the sale. One of the most vocal critics is Danny Boyle, director of the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire. "The value of art is diminished by being monetarised, " he said. "The Moore sculpture defies all prejudice in people's minds about one of London's poorest boroughs. That alone makes it priceless to every resident. " Nicknamed Old Flo, the 3 metre-high bronze sculpture though weighty has a certain grace and fluidity of line and stands out amidst its grim and grey surroundings.

<br><b><br><br>Nobel Book <br></b><br><br>This book will be co-authored by two Nobel Peace laureates. Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has said he is writing a book with President Obama. Wiesel, 84, told the Israeli news site Haaretz, "Obama and I decided to write a book together, a book of two friends. " Wiesel is the author of the bestselling memoir Night, in which he recounts the story of his time at Auschwitz, where his mother and sister were murdered. The Guardian reports that the pair became friends in 2009 when Wiesel was invited to join the president on a visit to Buchenwald. Obama said to Wiesel at the end of his speech: "The last word has to be yours here, " the author told Haaretz. Wiesel went on to make a speech in which he said to Obama : "Mr President, we have such high hopes for you, because you, with your moral vision of history, will be able and compelled to change this world into a better place. . .  You are our last hope. "

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November 10, 2012





Nobel Book


This book will be co-authored by two Nobel Peace laureates. Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has said he is writing a book with President Obama. Wiesel, 84, told the Israeli news site Haaretz, "Obama and I decided to write a book together, a book of two friends. " Wiesel is the author of the bestselling memoir Night, in which he recounts the story of his time at Auschwitz, where his mother and sister were murdered. The Guardian reports that the pair became friends in 2009 when Wiesel was invited to join the president on a visit to Buchenwald. Obama said to Wiesel at the end of his speech: "The last word has to be yours here, " the author told Haaretz. Wiesel went on to make a speech in which he said to Obama : "Mr President, we have such high hopes for you, because you, with your moral vision of history, will be able and compelled to change this world into a better place. . . You are our last hope. "

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