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Saturday, December 7, 2013
An Edward Hopper painting of a bleak U.S. street corner during the Great Depression sold Thursday for US$40.5 million, a record for the American artist, the Christie's auction house said.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about US$504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the U.S. government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
Rockwell painting sells for record of US$46 mil. at New York City auction
A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” sold Wednesday at a New York City auction for US$46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator, Sotheby's said.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
101 to ring in 2014 with expanded fireworks show
Taipei 101, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world and a landmark in Taipei, is planning to embrace the arrival of 2014 with a 218-second fireworks display, the tower's spokesperson Michael Liu (劉家豪) said yesterday.
After a nearly year-long delay, the National Palace Museum (NPM) is planning to raise ticket prices next April, director Fung Ming-chu said yesterday.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
'Beyond Beauty' surpasses NT$110 mil. in revenue
One month after “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above” first gave cinemagoers a literal new perspective on their country, the documentary is continuing to post strong box office sales, surpassing the NT$110 million (US$3.72 million) mark over the weekend.
A work by modern painter Zao Wou-ki sold for 76 million yuan (US$12.47 million) on Sunday at Sotheby's first major auction in China, breaking the record for the artist's work set earlier this year in Hong Kong.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Naked artists posing as cavorting nymphs and satyrs star in a new exhibition that opened in Italy this week which features adapted images of some of the eye-catching erotic frescoes from the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.
Ajike “Saint Jerry” Njoku says he wants to reveal the largely untold journey that African immigrants have undertaken in China over the past decade.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
An Australian hotel is declaring itself a graffiti Belieber, despite being at odds with the city government.
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