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ICYMI: Banksy Undercover in Palestine, Stolen Picasso Found in Newark, ISIS Burns Rare Books, Artist Nerds Up Thrift Store Paintings, A Fight for the Strad

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Feb 28, 2015 11:33 PM EST

While snuggled in your bed, trying to avoid the cold, you may have missed some interesting stories.

This week was packed with stories of Banksy, redisovered Picasso work, ISIS burning rare books, transformative artwork and a fight for a prized Strad.

In order to keep our readers abreast, C-LITE has compiled the best headlines -- those stories, those people ... those URLs getting clicked.

Here, then, is Classicalite's In Case You Missed It (Feb. 27):

"Banksy Goes Undercover In Gaza To Support Struggling Palestinians" by The Huffington Post
The anonymous street artist Banksy released a series of new works Wednesday in Gaza, all commenting on the dire situation of the 1.8 million Palestinian residents confined to the area.

"Stolen Picasso Work Is Seized in Newark" by The New York Times

"ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul" by The Fiscal Times
A few days after burning the Mosul Public Library, ISIS posted a video showing the destruction of Mosul museum, the second largest in Iraq and rich artifacts from thousands of years of Iraq history.

"Artist upcycles old thrift store paintings into nerdy masterpieces" by Mashable

"Prized Stradivarius Prompts Tug of War" by The Wall Street Journal

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