Art

A pity to throw it away: insurer stores damaged art in Germany

A pity to throw it away: insurer stores damaged art in Germany

Published 17/10/2018

COLOGNE, (Germany) (Reuters) - What happens to artworks which are too badly damaged to be restored once the insurer has paid out the claim? Up [more…]

Buyer goes ahead with purchase of shredded Banksy painting

Buyer goes ahead with purchase of shredded Banksy painting

Published 12/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The woman who bid more than 1 million pounds for a painting by the mysterious British artist Banksy which shred itself into [more…]

Going for gold: Sotheby’s to hold first sale dedicated to precious…

Going for gold: Sotheby’s to hold first sale dedicated to precious…

Published 12/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - From a sculpture of model Kate Moss to an elaborate elephant liqueur set, an array of items made with gold will go [more…]

Marie Antoinette’s jewelry on display in Dubai before auction

Marie Antoinette’s jewelry on display in Dubai before auction

Published 10/10/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Held in private collections for more than 200 years, jewelry that once belonged to France’s ill-fated Queen Marie Antoinette has gone on [more…]

‘We just got Banksy-ed’: balloon girl painting self-destructs at sale

‘We just got Banksy-ed’: balloon girl painting self-destructs at sale

Published 06/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - A painting by mysterious British artist Banksy shred itself into pieces at the moment it sold for more than 1 million pounds [more…]

Artist to issue ‘Swiss passports’ in London installation

Artist to issue ‘Swiss passports’ in London installation

Published 05/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Ever wanted to hold a Swiss passport in these uncertain times? If you head to London’s upscale Mayfair district this weekend, you [more…]

Russian tycoon sues Sotheby’s for $380 million over art deals

Russian tycoon sues Sotheby’s for $380 million over art deals

Published 03/10/2018

MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian billionaire and owner of Monaco soccer club, has sued Sotheby’s for at least $380 million, alleging the [more…]

Duchess Meghan makes first royal solo outing for art exhibition

Duchess Meghan makes first royal solo outing for art exhibition

Published 27/09/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan Markle attended the opening of London’s new “Oceania” exhibition on Tuesday evening in what was her first royal solo outing since [more…]

Intricate church vestments go on show in London exhibition

Intricate church vestments go on show in London exhibition

Published 25/09/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic [more…]

Exiled Syrian artist draws torture to ‘continue the revolution’

Exiled Syrian artist draws torture to ‘continue the revolution’

Published 24/09/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - The characters drawn in black-and-white ball-pen by Najah al-Bukai look broken, left in pain and despair by the torture the exiled Syrian [more…]