Art

Alibaba goes offline with $2.9 billion stake in China’s top grocer

Alibaba goes offline with $2.9 billion stake in China’s top grocer

Published 20/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: An employee is seen behind a glass wall with the logo of Alibaba at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang [more…]

‘Raj Pink’ diamond, top gems, fail to sell at Sotheby’s sale

‘Raj Pink’ diamond, top gems, fail to sell at Sotheby’s sale

Published 16/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A model poses with a 37.30 carat "The Raj Pink", the world's largest known fancy intense pink diamond, during a Sotheby's preview in [more…]

Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York

Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York

Published 16/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Members of Christie's staff pose for pictures next to Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" painting which will be auctioned by Christie's in New [more…]

Memories in milk bottles: Polish exhibition ‘shouts out’ annihilation story of Warsaw Ghetto

Memories in milk bottles: Polish exhibition ‘shouts out’ annihilation story of Warsaw Ghetto

Published 15/11/2017

A milk bottle is displayed as a part of the Ringelblum archives exhibited on The "What We Could Not Shout Out To The World" exhibition [more…]

Last piece of missing Magritte painting found in Brussels

Last piece of missing Magritte painting found in Brussels

Published 15/11/2017

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The missing last piece of a painting by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte was found underneath another of the artist’s works at a [more…]

Exhibit at Berlin`s Brandenburg Gate evokes Syrian war

Exhibit at Berlin`s Brandenburg Gate evokes Syrian war

Published 10/11/2017

Three upended buses, a reminder of a barricade erected in Aleppo in 2015 at the height of the Syrian civil war, appeared in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Friday as part of an installation by Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni. [more…]

Exhibit at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate evokes Syrian war

Exhibit at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate evokes Syrian war

Published 10/11/2017

An installation "Monument" by German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni stands in front the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, November 10, 2017. The installation, previously displayed in [more…]

‘That’s art?’ Baby turns heads in Manhattan auction house window

‘That’s art?’ Baby turns heads in Manhattan auction house window

Published 10/11/2017

Artist Duane Hanson's sculpture titled "Baby in a Carriage, 1983," valued at about $80,000 to $120,000, is seen in the Park Avenue window of Heritage [more…]

`That`s art?` Baby turns heads in Manhattan auction house window

`That`s art?` Baby turns heads in Manhattan auction house window

Published 09/11/2017

A sculpture of a baby sleeping in an unusual New York City exhibit has Park Avenue window-shoppers alerting auction house staff that a child has been “forgotten in the display.” [more…]

East meets West as Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in the Gulf

East meets West as Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in the Gulf

Published 07/11/2017

Abu Dhabi opens its Louvre museum on Saturday, positioning itself as a city of cultural tourism with a display of hundreds of works that it hopes will draw visitors from around the world. [more…]