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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...

Updated : 2016.11.27 21:29

[Arts calendar] Musicals, exhibitions, concerts and more

Pop Music Singer-songwriter Dean (Joombas Music) “Hyundai Card Curated 31 Dean with Club Eskimo”: Rhythm and blues singer-producer Dean is holding a concert with members of music movement Club Esk...

Updated : 2016.11.25 14:38

Hyesang Park returns home to play Juliet

Rising opera star Hyesang Park is returning to South Korea to take on the role of one of the most iconic leading ladies -- Shakespeare’s Juliet. Park will be performing in the Korea National Opera’...

Updated : 2016.11.24 17:13

Latin American art sells for nearly $23m at Christie's auction

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Christie’s on Wednesday wrapped up one of its biggest auctions of Latin American art at $22.7 million, with seven Cuban painters drawing record prices as interest in the region's a...

Updated : 2016.11.24 14:32

Artday to hold November auction

Herald Artday, a subsidiary of Herald Corp., is holding an online auction from Nov. 25 to 29, presenting major works of art by contemporary Korean and international artists. The art auction will fea...

Updated : 2016.11.23 14:46

[Herald Review] Artist Yoo Young-kuk’s paintings brought to life online

A man of solitude and routine, the late artist Yoo Young-kuk devoted more than seven hours to his art every day. Even at the age of 60, he continued to focus on honing the basic techniques of paintin...

Updated : 2016.11.22 17:01

Tintin drawing sells for record 1.55 mn euros in Paris

PARIS (AFP) - An original drawing from the popular Tintin adventure “Explorers on the Moon” sold for a record 1.55 million euros ($1.64 million) at a Paris auction on Saturday, auction house Artcur...

Updated : 2016.11.21 14:54

David LaChapelle on beauty and intuition

To pave a way for himself, US photographer David LaChapelle left his home in Connecticut at the age of 15 to pursue photography in New York, where he spent most of his youth in the darkroom. “I ju...

Updated : 2016.11.20 15:54

[Arts calendar] Musicals, exhibitions, concerts and more

Chung Kyung-wha (PRM) Classical music “Hyungi Kim Brahms Violin Sonata Recital”: Herald Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Hyungi Kim will tackle the works of Brahms in her upcoming solo recital. ...

Updated : 2016.11.18 15:36

‘Brexit: The Musical’ gives Boris star billing

LONDON (AFP) -- Wearing a blonde wig and bicycle helmet, a disheveled Boris Johnson sings and raps at a demonic Vladimir Putin -- Brexit as tragicomedy has hit the London stage. Five months after Br...

Updated : 2016.11.18 14:25

Claude Monet painting fetches $81.4m in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -- A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed “Grainstack” series fetched $81.4 million at Christie's New York auction of impressionist and modern art. Wednesday evening’s sale set a new...

Updated : 2016.11.17 11:39

Artist Lee U-fan’s forgery scandal continues

Three people have been arrested for allegedly forging and selling copies of artist Lee U-fan’s paintings, the Seoul Metropolitan Police said Tuesday. An art dealer only identified by the surname G...

Updated : 2016.11.16 15:46

Experts war over whether 'lost' Van Gogh notebook is real

PARIS (AFP) -- The discovery of 65 previously unknown drawings said to be by Vincent Van Gogh set off a bitter row about their authenticity Tuesday, with Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum dismissing as fak...

Updated : 2016.11.16 14:46

Rediscovered Kahlo painting going to auction in NY

NEW YORK (AP) -- A rediscovered painting by Frida Kahlo is going to auction this month in New York. The 1929 portrait, called “Nieuroa con Collar” or “Girl with Necklace,” will be part of Sotheb...

Updated : 2016.11.16 14:44

Rome in shock as another historic landmark vandalized

ROME (AFP) -- Police in Rome are examining CCTV footage in a bid to identify vandals who damaged one of the city’s most famous pieces of public sculpture, Bernini’s “Elephant and Obelisk.” The l...

Updated : 2016.11.15 16:13