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Berlin's wild charms make it first choice for Syrian artists

BERLIN (AFP) - From sculptors to actors and filmmakers, Berlin has become a magnet for Syrian artists fleeing their country's brutal violence to a place where they can express themselves without fear...

Updated : 2016.11.15 16:09

Unpublished Van Gogh drawings to be unveiled

An unpublished sketchbook of Vincent Van Gogh will be presented in Paris on Tuesday, ahead of the release in several countries of a new book displaying the works. The sketchbook is owned by a privat...

Updated : 2016.11.15 14:44

Munch's 'Girls on the Bridge' fetches $54.5m at auction

Edvard Munch’s “Girls on the Bridge” sold for $54.5 million in New York on Monday, the second-highest auction price paid for a work by the Norwegian painter, Sotheby’s said. The 1902 painting de...

Updated : 2016.11.15 14:35

Italian, US artists to create works for Louvre Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) - Abu Dhabi's Louvre museum said Sunday it was commissioning artists Giuseppe Penone and Jenny Holzer to create artworks to be displayed at its grand opening nex...

Updated : 2016.11.14 14:06

Munch, Monet, de Kooning to star in New York fall auctions

NEW YORK (AFP) -- New York's fall auction season kicks off this week with a sparkling array of masterpieces expected to draw bidders from around the world at Christie’s and Sotheby’s. From Edvard ...

Updated : 2016.11.14 14:04

David Bowie art collection worth over $41mn at auction

LONDON (AFP) -- A London auction of music legend David Bowie‘s art collection has ended with sales totaling almost 33 million pounds ($41.5 million), after exhibits of the works drew record crowds, ...

Updated : 2016.11.13 16:45

[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Classical Music A scene from Giuseppe Verdi’s “Macbeth” (Sejong Center) “Macbeth Opera”: The Sejong Center is gearing up to host its latest opera production, Verdi’s operatic rendition of th...

Updated : 2016.11.11 13:54

Elton John's photo trove displays beauty in black and white

LONDON (AP) -- He's one of the most colorful figures in rock ‘n’ roll, but when it comes to photography, Elton John embraces black and white. Scores of vintage images from the musician's collectio...

Updated : 2016.11.10 14:33

Attic Caravaggio to go on display in Italy

MILAN (AFP) -- A painting discovered in a French attic that was controversially deemed to be a Caravaggio will go on display at a top Milan museum from Thursday alongside authenticated works by the R...

Updated : 2016.11.10 14:17

Austria busts gang selling fake Picassos

VIENNA (AFP) - Austrian police said Monday that they have busted a gang allegedly trying to sell off forgeries of famous artists such as Pablo Picasso for millions of euros. The six men were arreste...

Updated : 2016.11.08 14:50

Disputed Caravaggio discovered in France on display in Milan

MILAN (AP) - The director of the Brera Art Gallery in Milan is courting controversy by including in a new show a painting whose attribution to Caravaggio is disputed. Critics charge the decision to ...

Updated : 2016.11.08 09:57

Page from Tintin moon adventure may raise $1m at auction

PARIS (AFP) - A page of original comic strip drawings from one of the best Tintin adventures, “Explorers on the Moon,” is expected to sell for up to $1 million when it goes under the hammer later thi...

Updated : 2016.11.08 09:56

Hockney, de Kooning highlight NY contemporary art auction

NEW YORK (AP) -- Works by Gerhard Richter, Willem de Kooning and David Hockney will highlight Sotheby's contemporary art auction later this month. The Nov. 17 auction also will feature paintings by ...

Updated : 2016.11.07 15:30

MMCA denies allegations of ‘Beautiful Woman’ forgery

The state-run National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art rejected forgery allegations against the late Korean artist Chun Kyung-ja’s renowned painting “Beautiful Woman” on Nov. 4. After visi...

Updated : 2016.11.06 16:55

France's only erotic museum shuts down

France’s only erotic museum is closing its doors, its owners said Thursday, after passions flagged in the “city of love” for its titillating though surprisingly tasteful collection of artefacts. ...

Updated : 2016.11.06 14:03