While behind bars, Richard Phillips turned to painting, even supporting himself with his art after he was released
The painting, one of the Haystacks series, sells for a record $110.7m (GBP85.7m) in New York.
The painting, Buste de Femme (Dora Maar), was stolen from a Saudi sheikh's yacht in 1999.
The painting, "View of a Dutch Square," had been bought by St. Victor's Cathedral in Xanten without knowing that it had been looted, in 1963.
A painting believed to be a lost work of Renaissance master Michelangelo is believed to have been rediscovered, and then disappeared again
A painting that was looted from a Ukrainian art museum during World War II and spent decades in a Connecticut home will be returned to the eastern European nation, U.S. officials said last week.
The earliest known painting of an animal has been identified in a cave on the island of Borneo.
First the signed painting goes missing when artist Matt Diggs takes it to get it framed. Then the art work is found but severely damaged.
More than a thousand protesters disrupt the controversial Everest horse race illumination by painting over the light show with torches and lamps.
One student, who asked to not be named, said Principal Mark Robinson told her to make it obvious her painting of the Taj Mahal was not a mosque.
The still life, thought to be by artist Sir William Nicholson, failed to convince a leading expert.
Cairo's International Garden municipal park denies painting black stripes on the animal.