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Thursday, May 1, 2014
Louvre Abu Dhabi shows off its treasures in Paris
The oil-rich United Arab Emirates certainly has the wealth of a first-class nation. Now it hopes to buy in the culture of a first-class nation to the tune of 400 million euros (US$550 million).
World Press Photo exhibit makes US debut in Philly
Powerful images of conflict, hope and daily life that earned top honors in an international news photography competition can be seen in an exhibit making its first U.S. stop in Philadelphia.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Picasso's Guernica used as backdrop to dance
Pablo Picasso's anti-war masterpiece “Guernica,” one of the world's most iconic paintings, on Sunday served as a backdrop to a dance performance for the first time in its 77-year history.
Monday, April 28, 2014
US eatery sued over plan to move Picasso painting
New York's storied Four Seasons restaurant has for decades harbored one of the city's more unusual artworks: the largest Pablo Picasso painting in the United States. But a plan to move it has touched off a spat as sharply drawn as the bullfight crowd the canvas depicts.
A letter written by a passenger on the Titanic describing the “wonderful passage” — hours before the ship hit an iceberg — sold at auction Saturday for 119,000 pounds (US$200,000).
Letter from passenger aboard Titanic sells for US$200,000 at auction
A large piece of stage backdrop signed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago has failed to sell at a New York City auction.
A US$10 Mormon gold coin fetched US$705,000, and a US$20 Mormon gold coin sold for US$558,000 at auction this week.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
US computer club unveils Warhol digital works of art
A dozen previously unknown works of digital art created by much-loved pop artist Andy Warhol have been discovered by a computer club at an American university in his hometown Pittsburgh.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
'Recovered' Banksy graffiti on display ahead of auction
Elusive street artist Banksy says he has nothing to do with an auction of several of his works taken from walls and valued at up to 1 million pounds (US$1.68 million).
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Relics of NYC World's Fair: Are they eyesores or icons?
ey were designed for the 1964 World's Fair as sleek, space-age visions of the future: three towers topped by flying-saucer-like platforms, and a pavilion of pillars with a suspended, shimmering roof that was billed as the “Tent of Tomorrow.”
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