The former secretary of Imelda Marcos was found guilty of attempting to sell four missing paintings and failing to report taxes on the one that she did sell, a Claude Monet water lilies painting for $32 million, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.
The former secretary of Imelda Marcos was found guilty of attempting to sell stolen art for her personal enrichment, including a Claude Monet “Water Lily” painting for $32 million, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino defeated the Catholic Church and the tobacco lobby by using his popularity to push through twin laws to provide free condoms to the poor and boost taxes on cigarette and liquor.
The small, framed photograph might not strike visitors to Peter Brown's Manhattan home as noteworthy. It features indiscernible figures lounging about a grassy estate under a high sun. But those figures -- which include the four Beatles, their significant others, plus their personal assistant Neil Aspinall and Brown -- are captured in repose at the peak of the band’s creativity and influence.