Culture

Koons unveils giant ‘Bouquet of Tulips’ tribute to victims of 2015 Paris attacks

Koons unveils giant ‘Bouquet of Tulips’ tribute to victims of 2015 Paris attacks

Published 04/10/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - American artist Jeff Koons unveiled in Paris on Friday his sculpture Bouquet of Tulips, a tribute to the victims of militant Islamist [more…]

Paris mounts first Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition in three decades

Paris mounts first Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition in three decades

Published 04/10/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - An exhibition showing the works of painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, famed for his portrayal of Paris’s cafes, brothels and cabarets at the [more…]

Banksy’s chimp-depicting ‘Devolved Parliament’ sells for over $12 million

Banksy’s chimp-depicting ‘Devolved Parliament’ sells for over $12 million

Published 04/10/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - A large Banksy painting depicting primates sitting in Britain’s parliament sold for more than $12 million on Thursday, a record price at [more…]

Gauguin, Gauguin, Gone – Tahiti painting to be auctioned in Paris in December

Gauguin, Gauguin, Gone – Tahiti painting to be auctioned in Paris in December

Published 03/10/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A painting by French post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin is to be sold in Paris in December in an auction expected to fetch [more…]

Banksy takes aim at British life in suburban ‘homewares’ shop

Banksy takes aim at British life in suburban ‘homewares’ shop

Published 02/10/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Banksy has set up a “homewares” store in a south London suburb, displaying politically-provocative pieces such as the Union Jack stab-proof vest [more…]

Monkey business? Banksy’s primates in parliament up for auction

Monkey business? Banksy’s primates in parliament up for auction

Published 27/09/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - A Banksy painting of primates sitting in Britain’s parliament goes under the hammer next week and is expected to fetch up to [more…]

Long-lost Italian painting could fetch $6 million at French auction

Long-lost Italian painting could fetch $6 million at French auction

Published 25/09/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A long-lost painting by a 13th century Italian master discovered in the kitchen of an elderly French woman has been valued at [more…]

Artist displays 440 pairs of high heels for women murdered in Turkey in 2018

Artist displays 440 pairs of high heels for women murdered in Turkey in 2018

Published 25/09/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish artist Vahit Tuna has mounted 440 pairs of high heels on the facade of a building on a busy Istanbul street, [more…]

Fire-damaged rooster from Notre-Dame’s spire goes on display

Fire-damaged rooster from Notre-Dame’s spire goes on display

Published 20/09/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A battered copper rooster that used to sit atop the spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral is to go on public display more than [more…]

French auctioneer defies Mexico with sale of pre-Columbian artifacts

French auctioneer defies Mexico with sale of pre-Columbian artifacts

Published 18/09/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - French auction house Millon denied accusations by the Mexican government that a sale of dozens of pre-Columbian artifacts was illegal and proceeded [more…]