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Hockney landscape fetches record $11.7M in NYC
A monumental landscape by David Hockney set an auction record for the British artist at Sotheby's contemporary art sale Thursday evening.
 
Gold Museum attraction
Bodypaint artist Huang Yen-tzu shows off her handiwork in this photo provided by New Taipei City's Gold Museum on Friday, Nov. 18. The museum said Huang will paint the hands of visitors for free on Saturday when its two wooden houses are open to the public.
 
Claude Monet painting fetches $81.4M in NYC
A painting from Claude Monet's acclaimed "Grainstack" series fetched $81.4 million at Christie's New York auction of impressionist and modern art.
 
Ultra rich bid for all that glitters at Geneva's autumn jewel auctions
Geneva's autumn jewel auctions got underway Tuesday, with Russian oligarchs and Chinese billionaires among those eyeing up the array of eye-wateringly expensive bling on offer.
 
De Kooning painting fetches record US$66.3 mil. in NYC
A large painting from one of Willem de Kooning's most productive periods sold for US$66.3 million at Christie's auction of contemporary art.
 
An inspiration flowing from within
Inspired by a saying of Eastern Han dynasty scholar Cui Yuan (崔瑗) -- about how a virtuous person should hide his brilliance in the dark -- Wang Li Ling (汪俐伶) established the Dark Light Design Studio (曖設計工作室). Her combinations of Chinese concepts with high-tech textiles has caught the attention of fashionistas in both the Eastern and Western world.
 
Edvard Munch painting fetches US$54 million at Sotheby's
A work by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch fetched over US$54 million at Sotheby's auction of impressionist and modern art on Monday.
 
Vandals break tusk of Bernini elephant statue in Rome
Police in Rome are investigating the apparent vandalism of the famed Elephant and Obelisk statue designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the Piazza della Minerva near the Pantheon in Rome.
 
Taipei à la mode
The 14th Taipei IN Style (TIS, 台北魅力展) took place last week from Nov. 10 to Nov. 13 at Songshan Creative and Cultural Park (松山文創園區), where those in the fashion industry came together for a series of shows and seminars. The general public was invited to participate as well. Having evolved into an international platform for Taiwan designers to showcase their work and to get a glimpse of styles trending in other cities, the exhibition saw a total of 121 brands, 10 run-way shows and two seminars.
 
Taipei à la mode
The 14th Taipei IN Style (TIS, 台北魅力展) took place last week from Nov. 10 to Nov. 13 at Songshan Creative and Cultural Park (松山文創園區), where those in the fashion industry came together for a series of shows and seminars. The general public was invited to participate as well. Having evolved into an international platform for Taiwan designers to showcase their work and to get a glimpse of styles trending in other cities, the exhibition saw a total of 121 brands, 10 runway shows and two seminars.
 
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