Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan, whose works ranged from a bullet train to the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce dispenser as familiar as the classic Coca-Cola bottle, has died, his company said. He was 85.
Monday, February 9, 2015
A painting by French post-impressionist Paul Gauguin has reportedly sold for a record-breaking sum, but its erstwhile owner won't reveal the price or buyer.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Thousands of prized artworks from one of the nation's oldest, now shuttered art museums have been selected for an unprecedented acquisition by the National Gallery of Art, representing a “transformative” infusion of art on the National Mall.
It is decades since Li Fengqin's father was cut apart by Japanese doctors at a covert base used for human experiments, but she still hopes Tokyo will confront one of World War Two's most barbaric Asian chapters.
Friday, February 6, 2015
A Paul Cezanne painting of a southern French town sold for US$20.5 million (18 million euros) in a London auction on Wednesday, the first time the artwork had been sold since 1936.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Five paintings by French impressionist Claude Monet, including his famous 1908 “Le Grand Canal” view of Venice, sold for a total of US$84 million in a London auction on Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The original cover design for Tintin adventure “The Shooting Star” has been sold for 2.5 million euros (US$2.8 million) in a near-record for a work by the boy detective's Belgian creator Herge, a dealer said Monday.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The four surviving original Magna Carta copies went on display together for the first time from Monday as Britain kicks off 800th anniversary celebrations for a contract with global significance.
Two sculptures that languished in obscurity for more than a century may be the only surviving bronze works by Michelangelo, researchers announced in Britain on Monday.
Friday, January 30, 2015
After years of flying to North Korea with “bags full of money” and returning with hundreds of works of art, investor Frans Broersen believes he has pre-emptively secured a lucrative slice of a market so specialized it doesn't really exist.