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Greek sculptor Takis, whose works used magnetism, sound and light,…

Greek sculptor Takis, whose works used magnetism, sound and light,…

Published 09/08/2019

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek sculptor Takis, whose kinetic artworks were admired at major art museums around the world in a career spanning over 70 years, [more…]

Egyptian artist paints murals on houses to celebrate haj

Egyptian artist paints murals on houses to celebrate haj

Published 07/08/2019

CAIRO (Reuters) - Eid Al Salwaawi, 69, paints murals of the rituals of the haj pilgrimage on the walls of a house in Cairo’s Sayeda [more…]

Nike shoes race to $437,500 world record auction price for sneakers

Nike shoes race to $437,500 world record auction price for sneakers

Published 24/07/2019

(Reuters) - A pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike Inc, sold for $437,500 on Tuesday, shattering the record [more…]

Andrea Camilleri, author of Inspector Montalbano novels, dies at 93

Andrea Camilleri, author of Inspector Montalbano novels, dies at 93

Published 17/07/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Italian author Andrea Camilleri, who penned the acclaimed Inspector Montalbano detective novels, died on Wednesday at the age of 93, state-owned broadcaster [more…]

Sneakers give art a run for its money at first-of-a-kind Sotheby’s…

Sneakers give art a run for its money at first-of-a-kind Sotheby’s…

Published 12/07/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Move over Monet. Nike is hot on your heels. Sotheby’s in New York announced on Thursday its first-ever auction dedicated to [more…]

France returns stolen ancient artifacts to Pakistan

France returns stolen ancient artifacts to Pakistan

Published 02/07/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - France returned more than 400 stolen artifacts to the government of Pakistan on Tuesday, including ancient busts, vases, urns and goblets, some [more…]

A Picasso sold during Nazi flight can stay at New York’s Met -U.S….

A Picasso sold during Nazi flight can stay at New York’s Met -U.S….

Published 26/06/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A masterpiece painted by Pablo Picasso that a German Jewish businessman was allegedly forced to sell to fund his escape from [more…]

Sotheby’s must face Russian billionaire’s lawsuit over art fraud -…

Sotheby’s must face Russian billionaire’s lawsuit over art fraud -…

Published 25/06/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York rejected Sotheby’s bid to dismiss a $380 million lawsuit where Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev accused [more…]

Caravaggio painting found in French attic sold to mystery foreign…

Caravaggio painting found in French attic sold to mystery foreign…

Published 25/06/2019

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - A mystery foreign buyer has snapped up a painting by Italian master Caravaggio that was discovered five years ago in a [more…]

Acropolis Museum opens ancient Athens neighborhood site below its base

Acropolis Museum opens ancient Athens neighborhood site below its base

Published 21/06/2019

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece’s Acropolis Museum opened an excavation site underneath its modern building on Friday, allowing visitors for the first time to walk through [more…]