Arts

Rare Mozart portrait flies above presale estimate at Paris auction

Rare Mozart portrait flies above presale estimate at Paris auction

Published 27/11/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A rare portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sold for 4 million euros on Wednesday at Christie’s in Paris, rocketing past the auction [more…]

Replica of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa sells for 552,500 euros

Replica of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa sells for 552,500 euros

Published 19/11/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A 17th-century copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was sold on Tuesday at Sotheby’s auction house in Paris for 552,500 euros [more…]

Archaeological crime gang uncovered in Italy, 10,000 artifacts recovered

Archaeological crime gang uncovered in Italy, 10,000 artifacts recovered

Published 18/11/2019

ROME (Reuters) - An international crime gang that ransacked ancient sites in southern Italy and trafficked stolen archaeological goods worth millions of euros has been [more…]

Return of the ring: stolen Oscar Wilde friendship band recovered

Return of the ring: stolen Oscar Wilde friendship band recovered

Published 18/11/2019

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Oxford University said on Monday a golden ring given by Irish author Oscar Wilde to a close friend will be returned almost [more…]

Wanted: Artists to live and work in Lagos, Nigeria

Wanted: Artists to live and work in Lagos, Nigeria

Published 07/11/2019

(This 4th November story is refiled to fix punctuation in name of foundation) By Alexis Akwagyiram and Nneka Chile LAGOS (Reuters) - An artist who [more…]

Ancient treasures go on display in London Tutankhamun exhibition

Ancient treasures go on display in London Tutankhamun exhibition

Published 01/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Treasures from the tomb of boy-king Tutankhamun will go on show in London from Saturday as part of what organizers say will [more…]

Long-lost Italian Renaissance painting sells for 24 million euros

Long-lost Italian Renaissance painting sells for 24 million euros

Published 27/10/2019

SENLIS, France (Reuters) - A long-lost painting by 13th century Italian master Cimabue that was found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman was [more…]

At home of Mona Lisa, a retrospective on da Vinci’s life and work

At home of Mona Lisa, a retrospective on da Vinci’s life and work

Published 20/10/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Louvre museum, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, is putting the final touches to one of the biggest ever exhibitions [more…]

Sculptor transforms Rome’s dead trees into art

Sculptor transforms Rome’s dead trees into art

Published 19/10/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Andrea Gandini, a 22-year-old Roman sculptor, is making a growing name for himself by turning the Eternal City’s dead tree stumps into [more…]

Why does art matter? Banksy asks, offering originals for the right answer

Why does art matter? Banksy asks, offering originals for the right answer

Published 18/10/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - British street artist Banksy is selling a Union Jack stab vest, riot helmet ‘disco balls’ and a ‘designer handbag’ made from a [more…]