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Tapestries and oil sketches by Peter Paul Rubens, made nearly 400 years ago to celebrate the glory of the Roman Catholic Church, have arrived. Each tapestry weighs 150 to 200 pounds and was hoisted into place with 100 yards of pulley rope.

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The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek, 1626–33, woven by Jan Raes I, Hans Vervoert, and Jacob Fobert after designs by Peter Paul Rubens. Wool and silk, 192 15/16 x 236 1/4 in. Patrimonio Nacional, Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid. Tapestry Copyright © PATRIMONIO NACIONAL

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I remember discussing The Little Prince, which was as sacred to Jimmy as a bible was to other people. He believed in that book, I can’t tell you… It’s the story of this special little guy who comes from another planet and is extraordinarily compelling, and has a view of life that is absolutely beautiful, and of relationships that is very touching. And then a time comes when he has to go away, and he allows the snake to bite him and he goes back to his little planet… Well, what have we here, what have we here… Whose story is that? - Bill Bast

I remember discussing The Little Prince, which was as sacred to Jimmy as a bible was to other people. He believed in that book, I can’t tell you… It’s the story of this special little guy who comes from another planet and is extraordinarily compelling, and has a view of life that is absolutely beautiful, and of relationships that is very touching. And then a time comes when he has to go away, and he allows the snake to bite him and he goes back to his little planet… Well, what have we here, what have we here… Whose story is that? - Bill Bast

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