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‘A designer’s designer’: NY exhibit showcases Chareau

NEW YORK (AP) -- More than a decade before Philip Johnson designed his iconic Glass House, French designer and architect Pierre Chareau designed the Maison de Verre in 1932 in Paris. It featured one ...

Updated : 2017.01.11 17:03

Koo Hye-sun paints fear, uncertainty in ‘Dark Yellow’

In the art exhibition “Dark Yellow,” actress Koo Hye-sun’s color of choice symbolized the contradictory nature of fearing what had once been a source of inspiration. “My favorite color used to b...

Updated : 2017.01.06 08:55

Madrid to hold major Picasso exhibit for ‘Guernica’ anniversary

MADRID (AFP) - Madrid’s Reina Sofia museum said Tuesday it would stage a major Pablo Picasso exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of his famed “Guernica” painting, a universal symbol of the cru...

Updated : 2017.01.04 17:01

Performances to look out for in 2017

The New Year means a new season of theater and exhibitions. And with 2016 having come to a close, 2017 promises a new set of unforgettable shows and big-name productions for local theater lovers. S...

Updated : 2017.01.01 16:32

Germany says had to cancel show of Iran shah’s art trove

BERLIN (AFP) -- German cultural officials said Tuesday they had to cancel a planned Berlin exhibition of an Iranian treasure trove of Western modern art after Tehran refused to provide an export perm...

Updated : 2016.12.28 14:52

Heated debate continues over authenticity of ‘Beautiful Woman’

The debate on whether the painting “Beautiful Woman” is a genuine work by late Korean artist Chun Kyung-ja is far from over, despite the prosecutors’ recent conclusion that the piece was Chun’s c...

Updated : 2016.12.27 23:22

17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches

VERONA, Italy (AP) -- Seventeen masterpieces valued at 17 million euros ($17.7 million) were returned to Italy from Ukraine on Wednesday after being stolen by masked, armed robbers from a Verona art ...

Updated : 2016.12.22 17:57

French art analysis firm lashes out against Korean prosecution’s report

French image analysis firm Lumiere Technology strongly refuted the Korean prosecution’s announcement that “Beautiful Woman” is an authentic piece by late artist Chun Kyung-ja. “It is deeply dist...

Updated : 2016.12.21 18:20

'The Bodyguard' musical makes Asia premiere in Seoul

Based on the eponymous 1992 American blockbuster film “The Bodyguard,” the iconic movie-turned-musical has made its Asian premiere in Seoul. A cult classic starring Kevin Costner as Frank Farmer ...

Updated : 2016.12.21 15:03

[Herald Interview] Dutch National Ballet principal to guest star in ‘The Nutcracker’

For many theater lovers, there is no greater holiday tradition than to spend an evening listening to the sounds of Tchaikovsky and watching battling toy soldiers. “The Nutcracker” season is upon ...

Updated : 2016.12.20 15:58

Legacy of Napoleon‘s artistic plunder on show in Rome

ROME (AFP) -- When he was just plain old Bonaparte, the man who was to became Napoleon pillaged works of art from all over Europe with the aim of making the Louvre in Paris a museum for all mankind. ...

Updated : 2016.12.19 17:58

Chun Kyung-ja’s long-disputed artwork declared genuine

Prosecutors announced Monday that “Beautiful Woman” was painted by the late Korean artist Chun Kyung-ja, ending a 25-year controversy over the authenticity of the work which the artist had denied c...

Updated : 2016.12.19 17:46

18th century Chinese imperial seal sells for record $22m

PARIS (AFP) - An 18th-century Chinese imperial seal sold for a record 21 million euros ($22 million) in Paris on Wednesday -- more than 20 times its estimate, the Drouot auction house told AFP. Deco...

Updated : 2016.12.15 17:41

Spend the holiday season with live music

With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, festive cheer is in the air. Despite the weather quickly taking a turn toward bone-chilling temperatures, there is a long list of live concert...

Updated : 2016.12.15 17:10

Giving ephemeral graffiti art permanence

In a nod to a form of street art that has gained traction in the contemporary art scene, graffiti, once regarded as little more than delinquent scribbles found on the walls of derelict neighborhoods,...

Updated : 2016.12.11 17:22