Arts

Great expectations for Yves Saint Laurent art sale - 01/30/2009

PARIS (AFP) - With a Cubist-period Picasso, a Brancusi never seen in public and a rare Eileen Gray designer chair, Christie's has great expectations for next month's sale of works owned by late...

La Colombe/L'Occasione fa il Ladro at the Guildhall School, London EC2 - 12/02/2008

When there are two operas on one bill, most directors don't bother trying to blur the edges. But Alessandro Talevi offers us a cheeky rewind in the Guildhall's summer show. One minute we are...

Why can't women be geniuses too? - 12/02/2008

Hands up those who can name five female musical geniuses? How about two? No? Popular culture's rich pantheon is heaving with lady geniuses, but reading the music and mainstream press you wouldn't...

Rebecca Miller's novel set to become a bestseller this summer - 12/02/2008

The daughter of the playwright Arthur Miller is among eight emerging novelists who can expect their debuts to become best-sellers after they were included on Richard and Judy's summer read list....

Prize for portrait of the artist's girlfriend (at the sixth attempt) - 12/02/2008

After six years and six attempts at painting the same person, Craig Wylie scooped the National Portrait Gallery's £25,000 BP Portrait Award yesterday with an image of his girlfriend that even she...

Move over, Monet – the Germans are coming - 12/02/2008

For the past 50 years the Impressionists – Monet, Manet, Renoir – have dominated auction houses, headlines and gallery viewing numbers. But their reign as the titans of the auction room is drawing...

Give us some of that Bolly lolly - 12/02/2008

What kind of relationship is shaping up between Hollywood and Bollywood? Saawariya (Beloved), which opens around the world tomorrow, is the first Bollywood film to be produced by a major Hollywood...

Nicole Kidman returns to Australia for Baz Luhrmann - 09/14/2008

In his enormous new movie Baz Luhrmann is not only bringing the actress back home, he’s redefining an entire country Whichever way you cut it, the land down under is huge. The state of Western...
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