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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
'Glass ship' LV museum kicks off Paris art week
Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum was inaugurated on Monday, kicking off an art-filled week in the French capital.
2014/10/22
Legendary Swiss photographer Rene Burri dies at 81
Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.
2014/10/22
Queen guitarist rocks out with Victorian 3D photos
Queen guitarist Brian May on Monday launched an exhibition of Victorian 3D photographs from his own collection, united for the first time with the famous paintings they tried to recreate.
2014/10/22
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82
Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.
2014/10/22
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ties in limelight at Zurich exhibit
From a symbol of power to a fashion statement, ties in all their guises are on show at a new exhibition dedicated to the neckwear at the Swiss National Museum.
2014/10/21
Monday, October 20, 2014
Crackdown shatters Chinese art colony's free-speech illusion
Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing's Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China's prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer.
2014/10/20
Street artist revisits ghosts of decrepit Ellis Island site
Ellis Island was once the gateway to America for millions of immigrants, but the cavernous hospital that treated some of those new arrivals has been closed to the public for 60 years.
2014/10/20
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Gehry opens Paris' Louis Vuitton Foundation
Architect Frank Gehry opened his latest project on Friday, the more than 100-million-euro (US$126 million) Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, which has bowled over critics.
2014/10/19
Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US
When the mysterious people of China's Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why.
2014/10/19
Early Velazquez oil painting returns to Spain for exhibition
An oil painting attributed to 17th-century Spanish master Diego Velazquez, found languishing in a back room of Yale University, has been returned to Spain for an exhibition in Valazquez's hometown Seville.
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