In this March 29 file photo, the "Pink Star" diamond, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, is displayed by a model at a Sotheby's auction room in Hong Kong. The stunning 59.6 carat diamond sold Tuesday, April 4 for HK$553 million (US$71.2 million) at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, setting a record for any diamond or jewel.
Persistence is the key to success. As the old Chinese saying goes, it "takes ten years to sharpen a sword" (十年磨一劍). This adage is especially apt at describing the dedication of children's author James Hugh Gough, who spent five years illustrating and fine-tuning the story of "The Great Skate."
Spring is in the air! Returning from a long holiday weekend, TIFA takes on a more laidback and lighthearted note this week, kicking off with a musical comedy by Godot Theatre Company (果陀劇場) and following up with a contemporary master performing folk melodies on the sitar, an Indian string instrument.
A painting with problematic pigment. A Chanel suit dressed up with acetate trim instead of silk. A Stradivarius violin that, well, just doesn't sound right.
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is showing solidarity with Italy's art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region by hosting an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year.
Artist James Rosenquist, a key figure in the pop art movement, has died. He was 83.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has broken ground on a $196 million expansion project led by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.
The French artist who spent a week entombed inside a rock began an even more bizarre feat Wednesday -- sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch.
We often hear that all ideas change the world in some small way, even though not all ideas are "world changing." Still, we need these kinds of small world-changing ideas because the world still needs a lot of changing.
At the National Theater and Concert Hall (國家兩廳院), the first month of the 2017 Taiwan International Festival of Arts (TIFA, 台灣國際藝術季) wraps up this week with a modern remake of Hamlet in theater, a dance production and a music program.