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BUYER PEELS OFF BIG BUCKS FOR BANANA

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(FoxNews) – An odd piece of artwork that consists of a banana duct-taped to
a wall
has sold for $120,000 at a Miami art fair. The piece, titled "The
Comedian," was created by Italian artist  Maurizio Cattelan.

Two of the three editions of the banana artwork sold for $120,000 at the Art
Basel Miami festival and a third is expected to fetch $150,000.

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Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is known for his satirical
sculptures.

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BACK TO SCHOOL IN 1935 ~

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First Day of School by Norman Rockwell, The Saturday
Evening Post, September 14, 1935.

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Norman Percevel Rockwell
(February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978)

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OSCAR-WINNING ANIMATOR HAS DIED AT 86

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Richard Edmund Williams (March 19, 1933 – August 16, 2019)

LONDON (AP) — Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work
on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988) helped
blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. His 
daughter, Natasha Sutton Williams, said the Oscar-winning artist died from
 
cancer at his home in Bristol, England on Friday.

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AD CAMPAIGN BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1944

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Smokey Bear is an campaign and advertising icon created by the  
U.S.
Forest Service with artist Albert Staehle (below). In the Wildfire
Prevention Campaign, which is the longest-running public service 
announcement (PSA) campaign in United States history.

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Albert Staehle  (1899 – 1974)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron rookie card

Atlanta Stadium, April 8, 1974: Hank Aaron slams his 715th home run over the fence and into history.
Hank Aaron slams his 715th home run over the fence and
into the history books.

April 8, 1974: Hank Aaron watches his 715th career home run sail over the outfield fence, breaking the record set by Babe Ruth in 1935.

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Hank Aaron displays his 715th home run ball, the ball that
broke Babe Ruth’s famed home run record.

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Henry Louis Aaron (nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin’ Hank")
turned 85 on February 5th.

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