Man Wins a Picasso with a €100 Raffle Ticket to Benefit Tyre

Design News 12.20.13

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Tyre in Lebanon is a Unesco World Heritage site, built by the Phoenicians whose city of Carthage rivaled Rome. Civil wars in the 70s and 80s caused damage and neglect, though the raffle of a Picasso drawing, valued at €1 million, raised funds to preserve the site. Raffle tickets were sold for €100, and the lucky winner is Jeffrey Gonano.

In other news, check out crazy Christmas displays in New York, and Vine offers vanity URLs. See the headlines after the jump.

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