Sunday, February 16, 2014
A portrait by British artist Francis Bacon depicting his lover and muse George Dyer sold for over 42 million pounds (US$70 million) at Christie's in London on Thursday, a European record for the auction house.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
If buildings could talk, what would they tell us? German art-house director Wim Wenders, Robert Redford and four other filmmakers ponder, prod and probe the “souls” of six iconic landmarks in a premiere at the Berlin film festival.
A life-size bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo, which recently surfaced in Gaza, has prompted the territory's Hamas rulers to seek international archaeological help to unravel the mystery behind it.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Australian officials Sunday blamed a “fairly major breakdown” in border security for the reported escape of a convicted terrorist through Sydney Airport to join the conflict in Syria.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
A Chinese movie that stars Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun mei (桂綸美), will be among the 20 films vying for the Berlin International Film Festival's top prize this year.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Juan Gris's Cubist still life “Nature Morte a la Nappe a Carreaux” (“The Checked Tablecloth”) sold for 34.8 million pounds at a London sale Tuesday, smashing the auction record for the Spanish artist.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Ballet Philippines' principal dancers Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao execute sensual dance moves in their rehearsal.
An auction house that sold a 148-year-old baseball card is now selling even older baseball memorabilia that features a Union team decimated by a Civil War battle.