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18th-century Buddhist painting returned to home soil

As a lover of Korean art and an avid collector, American Robert Mattielli often visited Mary’s Alley, known for its hole-in-the-wall antique shops, in Insa-dong, Seoul during his more than 30 years i...

Updated : 2016.12.08 17:44

‘The Underdog’ musical explores social hierarchies

In a dog-eat-dog world, “The Underdog” musical employs the life of everyday canines to expose the dark, seedy underbelly of the social class systems of humankind.Rife with political and socioeconomi...

Updated : 2016.12.08 17:30

Math explored in new London gallery by Zaha Hadid

LONDON (AFP) - London's Science Museum called upon the genius of late architect Zaha Hadid for the “huge challenge” of bringing life to its new gallery dedicated to mathematics, which opens on Thurs...

Updated : 2016.12.08 16:00

KNCDC appoints new artistic director Ahn Sung-soo

Julliard graduate and Korea National University of Arts dance professor Ahn Sung-soo, 53, has been appointed as the new artistic director of the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company. Having offic...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:26

In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's acquires forensic lab

NEW YORK (AP) -- In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as a fake.Sotheby’s said that Orion Analytical, based in Williamstown, Massachusetts, will be...

Updated : 2016.12.06 14:33

MMCA to exhibit Warhol, Picasso in 2017 and beyond

South Korea's national museum of contemporary art will present a series of exhibitions featuring Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and other great artists starting next year, the museum’s director said Mond...

Updated : 2016.12.06 14:30

Fish skin, snooker chalk win UK Turner Prize for Marten

LONDON (AFP) -- Sculptor Helen Marten on Monday won the Turner Prize, at a London ceremony where the art world rallied against xenophobia and intolerance.The prize is awarded to a British artist under...

Updated : 2016.12.06 14:27

[Herald Interview] Young opera soprano returns home to star as Juliet prior to Met Opera debut

From Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata” to Fiorilla in Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia,” up-and-coming opera star Hyesang Park is gearing up to tackle one of the theater world’s most iconic leadin...

Updated : 2016.12.04 17:08

Guggenheim museum in Helsinki gets rejected

HELSINKI (AP) -- The Helsinki City Council has after heated late night debate rejected a plan to build a Guggenheim art museum in the Finnish capital mainly on financial grounds.Closing a marathon session of nearly six hours, the 85-member city council voted 53-32 early Thursday to bury th...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:41

Director of Spain's Prado museum to leave post after 15 years

MADRID (AFP) -- Spain's Prado art museum said Wednesday its director Miguel Zugaza will leave his post in 2017 after a 15-year run that included the biggest expansion of the world-renowned gallery.Zugaza, 52, has decided to return to his previous job as director of Bilbao’s Fine Arts Muse...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:40

Rome show explores painter Artemisia Gentileschi's art, life

ROME (AP) -- Artemisia Gentileschi was unusual for achieving success as a female painter in the male-dominated art world of the 17th century. But many admirers know her more for her fame in courageously testifying -- including under torture -- against a painter who repeatedly raped her whe...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:01

Late artist Kim Whan-ki makes record-breaking sale, again

A pioneer of Korean abstract art, Kim Whan-ki, has once again broken the record for the most expensive piece of Korean art sold, confirming the artist’s lasting global appeal. His yellow dotted paint...

Updated : 2016.11.28 17:14

2 artworks in 1: Double-sided Pechstein on display

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A new exhibit of Max Pechstein's “Still Life with Nude, Tile, and Fruit” takes viewers not only behind the scenes of the German artist’s career, but also behind the paintin...

Updated : 2016.11.28 14:26

NY subway inspires Broadway's first a capella musical

NEW YORK (AFP) -- New York's cityscape reverberates with pounding jackhammers and blaring car horns, but it’s the cacophonous subway that perhaps best epitomizes the bustling metropolis.A chorus of v...

Updated : 2016.11.28 14:24

Kim Whan-ki's painting breaks S. Korean sale record at 6.32 bln won

A painting by Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki has been sold for 6.32 billion won (US$5.36 million) on Sunday, making it the most expensive South Korean art work ever sold.At Seoul Auction's 20th Hong Kong Sale, held at the Hong Kong Grand Hyatt, the yellow-dotted oil painting named "12-...

Updated : 2016.11.27 21:29