Arts

Why some artists no longer want to be famous - 01/05/2017

PARIS, FRANCE, Aurélie Mayembo- "I love being famous," the black US comedian Chris Rock once quipped. "It's almost like being white." But a growing number of artists would rather have success without...

British art critic, revolutionary John Berger dies aged 90 - 01/03/2017

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- Influential British art critic and prize-winning author John Berger, a self-declared revolutionary who controversially backed the far-left Black Panthers, has died aged 90,...

Experts war over whether 'lost' Van Gogh notebook is real - 11/16/2016

PARIS, FRANCE, Fiachra Gibbons / with Jo Biddle in The Hague- The discovery of 65 previously unknown drawings said to be by Vincent Van Gogh set off a bitter row about their authenticity Tuesday,...

Berlin's wild charms make it first choice for Syrian artists - 11/15/2016

BERLIN, GERMANY, Yannick Pasquet- From sculptors to actors and filmmakers, Berlin has become a magnet for Syrian artists fleeing their country's brutal violence to a place where they can express...

A vision of America: Bob Dylan's London art show - 11/06/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Edouard Guihaire- Bob Dylan, music legend and Nobel laureate, is also a prolific painter whose works depicting the landscapes and culture of the United States are now the...

Bums and cash set tongues wagging at UK's Turner Prize - 09/27/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, James Pheby- A giant backside, a mountain of money and chastity belts suspended from a ceiling: the Turner Prize once again looks set to divide the contemporary art world...

Art meets history in Belgian hommage to legendary art dealer - 09/23/2016

LIEGE, BELGIUM, Catherine Bennett- Legendary French art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who championed names such as Matisse, Picasso and Braque before being forced to flee Paris during the Second World War,...

Burning replica to mark Great Fire of London anniversary - 09/03/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Robin Millard- A giant replica of 17th-century London will be set ablaze in the city this weekend to mark the 350th anniversary of the devastating Great Fire of London. The...

Naked Trump leaves NY in giggles - 08/19/2016

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- A naked statue of Donald Trump, complete with bulging belly and elaborate yellow hair, caused laughter and merriment in New York Thursday until it was demolished by park...

For New York's new festival, an immersion in art - 07/23/2016

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, Shaun Tandon- The latest entrant to the fast-growing global festival calendar is moving beyond crowd-pleasing rock acts, offering a New York audience an immersion in art and...
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