Art

New Banksy works mark Basquiat show at London`s Barbican

New Banksy works mark Basquiat show at London`s Barbican

Published 18/09/2017

Two murals by British street artist Banksy have appeared at London's Barbican center to mark an exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a U.S. artist who achieved fame through the New York graffiti scene. [more…]

Diverse shapes, sizes, colors dominate Emmys red carpet

Diverse shapes, sizes, colors dominate Emmys red carpet

Published 18/09/2017

The Emmy awards red carpet challenged the traditional ideals of Hollywood beauty on Sunday with diversity in race, body shape and sexual identity reinventing television's biggest runway. [more…]

A museum dedicated to street art opens in Berlin

A museum dedicated to street art opens in Berlin

Published 15/09/2017

A museum for graffiti and art for public spaces will open in Berlin on Saturday and designs by local and international street artists will be exhibited on the facade of its building to kick it off. [more…]

Drones destroy child`s drawing in Banksy protest at UK arms fair

Drones destroy child`s drawing in Banksy protest at UK arms fair

Published 15/09/2017

Military drones destroy a child's picture in British graffiti artist Banksy's latest work, the highlight of an anti-war art show in London which protests against one of the world's biggest arms fairs this week. [more…]

Two first-time authors make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Two first-time authors make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Published 13/09/2017

Two first-time female authors feature on the 2017 Man Booker Prize fiction shortlist which comprises three women and three men including best-selling U.S. writer Paul Auster. [more…]

UK art dealer jailed for stealing works by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood

UK art dealer jailed for stealing works by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood

Published 12/09/2017

A British art dealer who abused his position by stealing clients' artworks, including many paintings by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, was jailed on Tuesday, the state prosecution service said. [more…]

New film goes behind the curtains of Grace Jones` glamor

New film goes behind the curtains of Grace Jones` glamor

Published 09/09/2017

With her statuesque profile, striking gaze and visually arresting performances, Grace Jones has long been an emblem of high fashion, art and glamorous eccentricity, but a new documentary hopes to shed light on a different side of the pop culture figure through her private life. [more…]

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November with no limits on art

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November with no limits on art

Published 06/09/2017

More than 600 artworks from around the world will go on display at the Louvre's gallery in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 11, a project that hopes to draw millions of visitors a year to the capital of the United Arab Emirates. [more…]

Judge delays sentencing of accused mobster tied to Boston art heist

Judge delays sentencing of accused mobster tied to Boston art heist

Published 05/09/2017

A federal judge on Tuesday delayed sentencing an accused octogenarian mobster who authorities believe may hold clues needed to solve the largest art heist in U.S. history after he claimed to not recall pleading guilty to illegally selling guns. [more…]

German police recover stolen artworks worth 2.5 million euros

German police recover stolen artworks worth 2.5 million euros

Published 05/09/2017

German authorities have recovered a cache of stolen artworks by neo-expressionist painter Georg Baselitz worth 2.5 million euros ($2.97 million) after the thieves tried to sell some of them, police said on Tuesday. [more…]