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Sunday, February 16, 2014
Oil painting by Francis Bacon sells for record US$70 million
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.
Christian rivals find unity in quest to restore Church of the Nativity
When Pope Francis visits Bethlehem in May he will see scaffolding covering the roof of the Church of the Nativity. It may be an eyesore, but it symbolizes a rare show of unity among rival Christian faiths that are working together to restore the ancient basilica.
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.
Gaza seeks help worldwide to unravel mystery of Apollo statue
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
The mystery of what happened to a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius violin stolen in a stun gun attack was answered Thursday when Milwaukee police recovered the instrument and blamed the heist at least in part on an art thief who once stole a statue from a gallery and then tried to sell it back.
Art thief, 2 accomplices held over theft of violin
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.
Ballet Philippines to produce provocative 'adults only' number
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.
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