Arts

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...

Top Iran sculptor says accused of 'disturbing public peace' - 07/11/2016

TEHRAN, IRAN- Prominent Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli said Sunday he stood accused of disturbing the public peace, the ILNA news agency reported, after he was prevented from leaving the country...

Greek foundation unveils new Athens opera, national library - 06/25/2016

ATHENS, GREECE- A leading Greek foundation on Friday unveiled a sprawling new park, opera and national library in southern Athens designed to "give hope" to a country brought low by a six-year...

For Bethlehem tattoo artist, religion is more than skin deep - 06/17/2016

BETHLEHEM, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, Sarah Benhaida- Pilgrims to Bethlehem often return home with candles or rosaries, but for those who see religion as more than skin-deep, tattoo artist Walid Ayash...

A dance to the music of Mao: China's Cultural Revolution art - 05/13/2016

BEIJING, CHINA, Ludovic Ehret- When the critical eye of Mao Zedong's wife fell upon a non-conforming artist during China's Cultural Revolution the assessment could be devastating. The consequences...

History sleuths track down Leonardo da Vinci's living relatives - 04/15/2016

ROME, ITALY- Italian researchers said Thursday they have discovered living relatives of the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci, despite the loss of his body centuries ago. Historians Alessandro...

Zaha Hadid, architect famed for futuristic curves, dies aged 65 - 04/02/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Katherine Haddon- Zaha Hadid, the world's most famous female architect who attracted plaudits for works of sweeping curves and controversy for huge cost overruns, died on...

Artist Banksy opens sinister theme park at British seaside - 08/21/2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- Graffiti artist Banksy announced the opening of a dystopian theme park in a British seaside town on Thursday, featuring boats filled with migrants and an anarchist training...
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