Arts

Biggest show by Ai Weiwei to open in Berlin without him - 04/03/2014

BERLIN, Deborah Cole- The biggest-ever exhibition by China's best known and boldest contemporary artist, Ai Weiwei, opens in Berlin Thursday with his signature brand of politically explosive works...

Man admits theft of Rembrandt missing for 15 years - 03/23/2014

AGEN- A French man has claimed responsibility for the theft of a Rembrandt painting worth millions that was stolen from a French museum in 1999 and recovered this week, a source close to the...

Thieves steal part of Pompeii fresco - 03/20/2014

ROME, Ella Ide- Thieves have stolen part of an ancient fresco from Pompeii, breaking in to a closed area of the UNESCO World Heritage landmark and chipping off a portrait of a Greek deity. A...

Landscape memorial to Breivik victims sparks outrage in Norway - 03/19/2014

OSLO, Pierre-Henry Deshayes- A controversial memorial project for the victims of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik near the site of the massacre has sparked anger among relatives and...

Toledo welcomes back painter Greco 400 years on - 03/15/2014

TOLEDO, Anna Cuenca- The Spanish city of Toledo on Friday welcomed back the master painter El Greco, whose vivid works have returned from around the world to adorn his adoptive city 400 years after...

France to return Nazi-looted art - 03/11/2014

PARIS- France will on Tuesday return three paintings seized by the Nazis to their rightful owners, just the tip of an iceberg in a country where nearly 2,000 such artworks remain unclaimed. All works...

'Girl with a Pearl Earring' creates stir in Italy - 01/31/2014

BOLOGNA- Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is going on show in the city of Bologna in Italy next month but the arrival of the celebrated painting of a young beauty is...

Senegalese sculptor dedicates French honour to Mandela - 12/12/2013

PARIS- Senegal's Ousmane Sow, who sculpted Nelson Mandela as a goalkeeper extending his hand "to keep corrupt African heads of state at bay", was on Wednesday honoured in his adoptive France. At a...

Dutch art heist thief jailed in Romania, paintings still missing - 11/27/2013

BUCHAREST, Isabelle Wesselingh- A Romanian man who masterminded the theft of seven masterpieces from a Dutch museum was sentenced to nearly seven years in jail on Tuesday, but the fate of the...

How stolen Dutch art fooled even Sotheby's expert eyes - 08/25/2013

THE HAGUE, Nicolas Delaunay- A cunningly disguised stolen work by Dutch contemporary artist Jan Schoonhoven managed to fool experts at the world's largest art broker Sotheby's, who auctioned it in...
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