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Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ sculpture sets $91.1 million record for a…

Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ sculpture sets $91.1 million record for a…

Published 16/05/2019

(Reuters) - A 1986 “Rabbit” sculpture by American pop artist Jeff Koons sold for $91.1 million in New York on Wednesday, a record price for [more…]

Monet ‘Haystacks’ painting sells for record $110.7 million at auction

Monet ‘Haystacks’ painting sells for record $110.7 million at auction

Published 15/05/2019

(Reuters) - One of the few paintings in Claude Monet’s celebrated “Haystacks” series that still remains in private hands sold at auction on Tuesday for [more…]

Argentine graphic novel draws ‘Dirty War’ for new generation

Argentine graphic novel draws ‘Dirty War’ for new generation

Published 06/05/2019

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine creative duo is looking to keep alive memories of the horrors faced by people during the country’s so-called “Dirty [more…]

Italian museum looks to unlock da Vinci hair mystery

Italian museum looks to unlock da Vinci hair mystery

Published 06/05/2019

VINCI, Italy (Reuters) - An Italian museum says it plans to carry out DNA tests on a lock of hair it believes might have belonged [more…]

At Amboise, Leonardo’s last years paint a picture of Franco-Italian…

At Amboise, Leonardo’s last years paint a picture of Franco-Italian…

Published 02/05/2019

AMBOISE, Loire Valley, France (Reuters) - Commemorations for Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th anniversary begin this week in Amboise, in the Loire Valley, with France and [more…]

Syria’s lost heritage stands out in Aleppo’s broken minarets

Syria’s lost heritage stands out in Aleppo’s broken minarets

Published 01/05/2019

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - The pencil minaret of the Ottoman Adliyeh mosque in Syria’s Aleppo lists to one side and is scored by an ugly [more…]

Poles stage banana protest over removal of ‘indecent’ artwork

Poles stage banana protest over removal of ‘indecent’ artwork

Published 29/04/2019

WARSAW (Reuters) - Around 1,000 people, many eating bananas to make their point, protested in front of Warsaw’s National Museum on Monday over a decision [more…]

Replica of part of destroyed Palmyra altar unveiled in Syria

Replica of part of destroyed Palmyra altar unveiled in Syria

Published 23/04/2019

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - A Damascus museum on Tuesday unveiled a replica, built by Italian archaeologists, of part of a temple altar destroyed by Islamic State [more…]

Florence study proves artist Leonardo da Vinci was ambidextrous

Florence study proves artist Leonardo da Vinci was ambidextrous

Published 09/04/2019

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - An in-depth study of Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest-known drawing has proved that the great Renaissance artist was ambidextrous, Italy’s Uffizi Gallery [more…]

Finely painted Ptolemaic tomb unveiled in Egypt

Finely painted Ptolemaic tomb unveiled in Egypt

Published 06/04/2019

SOHAG, Egypt (Reuters) - Archaeologists on Friday unveiled a well preserved and finely painted tomb thought to be from the early Ptolemaic period near the [more…]