Arts

Staff go on indefinite strike at London's National Gallery - 08/12/2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- Hundreds of staff at London's National Gallery on Tuesday began an indefinite strike, the latest in a series of walkouts to protest at the outsourcing of some services to the...

Animal rights activists have filed a complaint against Austrian artist - 07/17/2015

VIENNA, AUSTRIA- Animal rights activists have filed a complaint against Austrian enfant terrible Hermann Nitsch over his current exhibition in Sicily featuring dead animals on crucifixes, a...

Banksy truck artwork sells in Paris for 625,000 euros - 06/03/2015

PARIS, FRANCE- A big Banksy artwork spraypainted on the side of a truck has sold in Paris for 625,400 euros ($690,000), an auction house said Tuesday. The 10-metre (33-foot) wide painting, made in...

Shirin Neshat, inadvertent narrator of history - 05/19/2015

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Olivia Hampton- Iranian-American artist Shirin Neshat's dark kohl-lined eyes are immediately recognizable. Now she is bringing their gaze on Iranian and Arab women's...

Five Monet paintings sell for $84 million in London - 02/04/2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- Five paintings by French impressionist Claude Monet, including his famous 1908 "Le Grand Canal" view of Venice, sold for a total of $84 million (73 million euros) in a London...

Michelangelo's last surviving bronzes 'identified in Britain' - 02/03/2015

LONDON, UK, Katherine Haddon- The only two surviving bronzes by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo are thought to have been identified with the help of a tiny clue in a 500-year-old sketch,...

Animated film brings van Gogh's art to life - 01/24/2015

GDANSK, POLAND, Maja Czarnecka- Danuta Roman is channelling her inner Vincent van Gogh. She applies short brushstrokes of azure, turquoise and Payne's grey to mimic water reflections on an oil...

- 01/22/2015

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, Philippe Siuberski- Intrepid boy hero Tintin stars at one of Europe's top art fairs next week when the original cover of his 1942 "Shooting Star" adventures goes on sale for 2.5...

Cuban artist calls on crowds to take mic at mass rally - 12/30/2014

HAVANA, CUBA- Experimental Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera has asked her compatriots to share their dreams for the island's future at a "participatory performance" Tuesday likely to ruffle...

Picasso silver plate stolen in Miami - 12/06/2014

MIAMI, US- A silver plate crafted by Pablo Picasso and valued at $85,000 was stolen in Miami just as one of the world's premier art festivals kicked off, police said Friday. Police are investigating...
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