Art

Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Published 22/06/2017

Sand carver Sergey Zaplatin from Russia. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals.

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Italy court suspends ruling that ousted museum directors

Italy court suspends ruling that ousted museum directors

Published 15/06/2017

Italy's top administrative court on Thursday suspended a ruling that ousted five museum directors who had been hired as part of a bid to modernize and boost revenue from the country's artistic and archaeological treasures.

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As art flies off the walls at Basel, buyers beware, experts warn

As art flies off the walls at Basel, buyers beware, experts warn

Published 15/06/2017

Lisa Schiff, New York based art advisor looks at the artwork 'Rob Pruitt's Official Art World/Celebrity Look-Alikes from 2016/2017' by US artist Rob Pruitt at the Unlimited exhibition during the Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Moritz Hager

"When did so many people start caring about contemporary art?" wondered Marc Glimcher, head of the Pace gallery empire, as he busily made deals at Art Basel's VIP preview this week.

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The London gallery shining a light on neon art

The London gallery shining a light on neon art

Published 14/06/2017

Tourists pose for pictures as they take selfies inferno of the neon signs in God's Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

On the flick of a flurry of switches, a studio on a gray industrial estate in East London lights up to reveal hundreds of bright neon artworks.

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Street artists bring color to Israeli and Jordanian streets

Street artists bring color to Israeli and Jordanian streets

Published 07/06/2017

A boy plays in front of a wall painting by Hawaiian artist Kamea Hadar during an art happening, called POW! WOW! Israel, which is connected to a week-long art and culture festival held in Hawaii called POW! WOW! Hawaii, in the southern city of Arad, Israel June 6, 2017. Picture taken June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

With large murals of black cats and colorful gurning faces, a group of traveling international artists are bringing a splash of colorful street art to towns in Israel and Jordan.

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British artist Grayson Perry explores a divided country in new exhibition

British artist Grayson Perry explores a divided country in new exhibition

Published 07/06/2017

A man walks past 'Kenilworth AM1' at the press preview of Grayson Perry's 'The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!' show at the Serpentine Gallery in London, Britain, June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

British artist Grayson Perry will launch a new exhibition on Thursday, the day Britain votes in a general election, and unsurprisingly, his works cast a critical eye over the country's tumultuous political landscape.

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Rockefeller art collection to be auctioned benefiting charities

Rockefeller art collection to be auctioned benefiting charities

Published 07/06/2017

FILE PHOTO -- David Rockefeller arrives at the funeral service for New York socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor at St. Thomas Church in New York, August 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky/File Photo

Works of art, furniture and decorative objects from the collection of the late David Rockefeller, the billionaire banker and philanthropist who was the last surviving grandchild of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller, will be sold at auction next year, Christie's said on Wednesday.

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Banksy`s art-for-votes offer erased after police warning

Banksy`s art-for-votes offer erased after police warning

Published 06/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: A gallery technician adjusts Banksy's artwork 'Balloon Girl' (1975) at Sotheby's auction house at Olympia in London February 2, 2007. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

The pseudonymous British graffiti artist Banksy has withdrawn an offer of free artwork in return for tactical voting in Thursday's general election after police warned it would invalidate the result.

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Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal

Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal

Published 24/05/2017

U.S. First lady Melania Trump (L) walks with Amelie Derbaudrenghien, partner of Belgian's Prime Minister Charles Michel, at the Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

As her reality TV star husband meets many of his Western allies for the first time as U.S. president on Thursday, Melania Trump will be offered a different take on the surreal by her hosts in Brussels.

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Japanese interactive art exhibition dazzles Beijing

Japanese interactive art exhibition dazzles Beijing

Published 24/05/2017

A new digital interactive exhibition in Beijing allows visitors to create their own art and see it immediately reflected in the work being displayed around them.

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