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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Warhol artworks bring in more than US$100 mil. at New York auction
Two works from Andy Warhol's “Death and Disaster” series sold for a combined US$100 million Tuesday and a Barnett Newman painting went for an artist record of US$84.2 million in fierce New York auction bidding.
Monday, May 12, 2014
A local charity said Tuesday it is planning to raise funds this year to build a museum to highlight the lives of Taiwanese women who were forced into sex slavery during World War II by the Japanese Imperial Army.
Art Basel puts spotlight on cultural hub of Hong Kong
Hong Kong's tallest building will transform into a glowing art installation this week, a beacon showing off the city's ambition to be recognized as a major cultural hub with its second Art Basel fair.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Australian artist wins fans with Laser Beak Man
Artist Tim Sharp cannot explain why his colorful work has such appeal, or how the cheeky superhero he first drew when he was a child, Laser Beak Man, has won fans around the world and become a television series.
A landmark building which residents of Belgium's capital Brussels associate with the grease and grime of a garage is set to be transformed into a center of modern art.
Friday, May 9, 2014
They're some of Greece's most celebrated beauties. And after nearly 2,500 years, it's perhaps only fitting that they're getting a face-lift.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
'Water Lilies' by Monet auctioned in NY to unnamed Asian buyer for US$27 mil.
A Claude Monet painting out of the public eye for decades sold Tuesday for just over US$27 million, leading the bidding at an auction of art from the estates of heiress Huguette Clark, businessman Edgar Bronfman and other major collectors.
Monday, May 5, 2014
A visiting British expert on Sunday touted Taiwan's museums as the best in Asia, saying they show the courage and commitment often lacking in museums in some countries.
Francis Bacon fever flares anew during spring auctions in NY
Hype over Francis Bacon, whose work fetched a record price last year, is set to hit fever pitch when a new triptych goes under the hammer next week.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
A quality Druju batik takes time and great deal of skill
Several women are singing aloud, breaking the prevailing silence, while their skillful hands draw with ink — following the lines and motifs on silk fabrics.
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