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Culture Check: November 2018

We lose Stan Lee but find Charles Dickens in this month's #culturecheck!

December 3, 2018  |  by Creative Armenia

1. Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics superheroes, died at the age of 95. The inventor of numerous popular characters including Spiderman, X-Men and Iron Man, Lee also cameoed in many Marvel films.

2. Andy Warhol's retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum kicked off this month. The exhibition highlighted the artist's predictions on the technological upsurge of 21st century.

3. Meanwhile, David Hockney's Pool with Two Figures sold at Christie's for $90.3 million - the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist.

4. Can Florence get more beautiful? Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang made his case by decorating Florence's sky with 50.000 fireworks - inspired by the paintings of the Renaissance.

5. A portrait of a young Charles Dickens, which went missing in 1886 from the Royal Academy of Arts, was mysteriously found in South Africa in a box of trinkets. After his long journey, the iconic novelist is now on display at Pall Mall.

6. Finally, the governer of Easter Island visited the British Museum and begged for the return of a Moai statue. "We are just a body," she said. " You, the British people, have our soul". 

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