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Friday, February 13, 2015
Washington's Freer Gallery of Art, which houses Asian art exhibits, is to close for renovations for about 18 months starting next year, the museum announced Wednesday.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner has been elected president of the American Academy of Art Letters.
World Press Photo highlights global struggles
An image of a gay couple locked in a tender embrace won the prestigious World Press Photo award on Thursday, highlighting the plight of sexual minorities in Russia.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Ai Weiwei's zodiac sculptures ready for auction in London
A group of golden animal heads by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei representing the signs of the zodiac is up for sale in London.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Designer of bullet train & Kikkoman bottle dies at 85
Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan, whose works ranged from a bullet train to the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce dispenser as familiar as the classic Coca-Cola bottle, has died, his company said. He was 85.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Reportedly record-breaking sale of Gauguin painting shrouded in secrecy
A painting by French post-impressionist Paul Gauguin has reportedly sold for a record-breaking sum, but its erstwhile owner won't reveal the price or buyer.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
DC National Gallery acquires 6,000 artworks
Thousands of prized artworks from one of the nation's oldest, now shuttered art museums have been selected for an unprecedented acquisition by the National Gallery of Art, representing a "transformative" infusion of art on the National Mall.
Scars endure 70 years after Unit 731 liberation
It is decades since Li Fengqin's father was cut apart by Japanese doctors at a covert base used for human experiments, but she still hopes Tokyo will confront one of World War Two's most barbaric Asian chapters.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Cezanne masterpiece sells for US$20.5 mil. in London
A Paul Cezanne painting of a southern French town sold for US$20.5 million (18 million euros) in a London auction on Wednesday, the first time the artwork had been sold since 1936.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Five paintings by French impressionist Claude Monet, including his famous 1908 "Le Grand Canal" view of Venice, sold for a total of US$84 million in a London auction on Tuesday.
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