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Christie's seeks more 'realistic' auction prices

DUBAI (AFP) -- The global economic slowdown combined with “selective demand” are pushing Christie's to seek more realistic prices on their collections, directors of the auction house said Sunday. “T...

Updated : 2016.10.17 17:59

Celebrated Monet ‘haystack’ painting to be auctioned in NY

Christie’s auction house in New York will offer for sale one of Claude Monet’s celebrated “haystack” paintings, valued at an estimated $45 million, which should reconfirm collectors’ appetite fo...

Updated : 2016.10.16 14:46

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Dance Members of Dance Theater Tic perform “Tropical.” (Official Facebook) “Tropical”: Dance Theater Tic will be presenting the group’s 2016 piece “Tropical” at Guerilla Theatre in Hyehwa-d...

Updated : 2016.10.14 15:20

Romania pledges more public funds to buy Brancusi sculpture

BUCHAREST (AP) -- Romania’s government says it will use public funds to buy a nationally treasured work by sculptor Constantin Brancusi after a donation campaign failed to raise the money needed. Th...

Updated : 2016.10.13 14:52

KNO opens 2016-2017 season with ‘Tosca’

Kicking off its 2016-2017 season, the Korea National Opera is gearing up to present its latest rendition of one of the operatic world’s most tragic love stories -- Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca.” The...

Updated : 2016.10.12 17:01

A ballet with Korean twist, ‘Sin-Si’ readies to hit Seoul stage

Seoul Metropolitan Dance Theater is gearing up to stage its latest production, “Sin-Si, The Festival of the Sun,” a ballet combining the art of traditional Korean dance. Depicting the motif of the...

Updated : 2016.10.11 17:08

As China rises, top-selling painter looks to his roots

BEIJING (AFP) -- Blue-chip Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi built up a lucrative career by looking to the West for inspiration and buyers, but a new retrospective in Beijing reveals an unlikely turn back t...

Updated : 2016.10.10 14:46

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Dance Members of Dance Theater Tic perform “Tropical.” (Official Facebook) “Seoul International Dance Festival”: Seoul Selection of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO will be hosting t...

Updated : 2016.10.07 14:47

[Herald Interview] Glass artist Kim Ki-ra looks back on life

During the creation of her latest collection “Dear Life,” glass artist Kim Ki-ra went to hell and back, and lived to tell the tale. “While I was working on the series, I hit the lowest point of m...

Updated : 2016.10.06 17:09

Contemporary art market slows as Chinese buyers switch focus

PARIS (AFP) - Global contemporary art sales slowed by a quarter in the year to July 2016 as demand in China dried up, according to leading index Artprice. Turnover was $1.5 billion (1.3 billion euro...

Updated : 2016.10.04 14:04

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Exhibitions Beolit 600 portable radio designed by Jacob Jensen (Bang & Olufsen) “Gathering Clouds”: Kukje Gallery is holding a solo exhibition of renowned artist Anish Kapoor until Oct. 30. The ...

Updated : 2016.09.30 10:07

Chin Un-suk named new SPO artistic adviser

Longtime Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra composer-in-residence Chin Un-suk, 55, has been named the orchestra’s new artistic adviser, replacing current interim artistic director Michael Fine, a Grammy-a...

Updated : 2016.09.28 17:19

Portugal to keep Miro collection

LISBON (AFP) - The Portuguese government said Tuesday it has decided to keep 85 works by famed Spanish artist Joan Miro in the country after an uproar over their proposed sale to foreign buyers. The...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:34

Bums and cash set tongues wagging at UK's Turner Prize

LONDON (AFP) -- A giant backside, a mountain of money and chastity belts suspended from a ceiling: the Turner Prize once again looks set to divide the contemporary art world after unveiling its final...

Updated : 2016.09.27 13:17

‘Child porn’ row engulfs US photographer's Moscow show

MOSCOW (AFP) - Pro-Kremlin activists who threw urine at pictures by US photographer Jock Sturges -- best known for nude images of adolescents and their families -- on Sunday forced its closure, a day...

Updated : 2016.09.26 12:23