Arts

Kennedy Center breaks ground on major expansion - 12/05/2014

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts broke ground Thursday on a major expansion to be completed in time for the 100th anniversary of the slain president's...

New world record for Corto Maltese comic book art - 11/24/2014

PARIS, FRANCE- A watercolour of the graphic novel hero Corto Maltese has sold at auction for a record 391,800 euros ($485,500), just months after a Tintin strip set a new world high for a comic of...

Japan body artist's visions of the impossible - 11/07/2014

TOKYO, JAPAN- A talkshow host peering out of a man's stomach and a piece of skin peeling away from a hand to unveil tangerine segments beneath are two of the impossible visions offered by one...

Indian elephant gets her own art exhibition - 08/31/2014

NEW DELHI- A series of paintings by an Indian elephant have gone on sale at an upmarket gallery in New Delhi to raise money to protect the endangered animal. Artist Alpana Ahuja used baskets of...

Opera 'Charlotte Salomon' on art and the Holocaust debuts in Salzburg - 07/28/2014

SALZBURG, Sim Sim Wissgott- The prestigious Salzburg Festival is known for its classical performances of Mozart and Bach, but this year the spotlight is on a new modern opera telling the story of...

Van Dyck discovered by British TV programme fails to sell - 07/09/2014

LONDON- A lost Van Dyck painting spotted on a British television programme failed to find a buyer at a Tuesday auction despite estimates it would fetch 1,000 times its original price. Auctioneers...

German art hoarder left two 'complementary' wills - 05/14/2014

BERLIN- The late German recluse who hoarded a priceless art trove, some of it suspected Nazi loot, left two wills, a court said Tuesday, adding however that they "complement each other". The Munich...

Blood, guts and ribs as Chinese performer suffers for his art - 05/12/2014

BEIJING, Sébastien Blanc- Having one of his own ribs cut out to turn into a necklace, enduring a slashing from neck to thigh -- He Yunchang will do anything for art as long as it does not kill him....

Autistic Australian an artistic hero - 05/10/2014

SYDNEY, Madeleine Coorey- Artist Tim Sharp cannot explain why his colourful work has such appeal, or how the cheeky superhero he first drew when he was a child, Laser Beak Man, has won fans around...

President-turned-artist Bush tells of 'tense' Putin relations - 04/07/2014

WASHINGTON- Former US president George W. Bush said relations with Vladimir Putin grew "increasingly tense" during his White House years, as he unveiled his portraits of world leaders, including the...
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