Art

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…]

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…]

Rare portrait of teenage Mozart to be auctioned in Paris

Rare portrait of teenage Mozart to be auctioned in Paris

Published 12/11/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A rare portrait of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be sold by British auction house Christie’s on Nov. 27 in Paris [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…]

Hidden Banksy mural to be uncovered in heart of London’s Notting Hill

Hidden Banksy mural to be uncovered in heart of London’s Notting Hill

Published 05/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - A Banksy mural, covered up by builders’ hoarding and scaffolding for the past few months, will be uncovered on Monday in the [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…]

As wildfire rages, LA’s ‘fire proof’ Getty Museum sees no risk to art

As wildfire rages, LA’s ‘fire proof’ Getty Museum sees no risk to art

Published 29/10/2019

(Reuters) - When a fast-moving wildfire licked up to the fringes of the sprawling Getty Center complex on Tuesday, the staff of the Los Angeles [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…]

Intrigue over absent masterpiece as da Vinci show opens doors

Intrigue over absent masterpiece as da Vinci show opens doors

Published 24/10/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A major exhibition marking 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci opened in Paris on Thursday but there was intrigue [more…]