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Thursday, November 6, 2014
A provocative Israeli artist who posted online a video of herself defecating on the Jewish state's national flag has been placed under house arrest, police said on Monday.
Japanese master calligrapher Fuyoh Kobayashi will hold her first exhibition in Taipei this weekend, in an expression of gratitude to Taiwan for its disaster assistance in the wake of a devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Japan in 2011.
Two exquisite sculptures sell for US$172 mil. in NY
Two masterpieces of modern sculpture sold for nearly US$172 million at auction in New York on Tuesday, a 1950 bronze by Alberto Giacometti for US$101 million and a Modigliani for US$70.7 million.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Abu Dhabi unveils artworks for Guggenheim
The Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi offered a peek Sunday of several artworks which will be displayed at its Guggenheim museum, set to open in 2017.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Dozens of Taiwanese people took part in an event Saturday in Taipei to dance with the New-York based Mark Morris Dance Group, as part of the U.S. Department of State's DanceMotion program to promote bilateral cultural exchanges.
Giacometti sculpture set to fetch US$100 mil. in NY
A bronze sculpture by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti valued at more than US$100 million and 20 works by pop art icon Andy Warhol headline New York's fall art auction season next week.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Sistine chapel dazzles after makeover with new LED lights
High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Leonardo da Vinci's self-portrait in rare public show
The only existing self-portrait by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci is to make a rare appearance in a new exhibition in Turin in northern Italy, organizers said Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Palestinian artist captures pain of Gaza in clay
Among the mountains of rubble littering Gaza after a deadly summer war, clay outlines emerge of men, women and children with a story to tell about fear, flight and destruction.
In the two millennia between ancient Israel and its modern rebirth, Jews never enjoyed as much political autonomy as they did in Poland, a land that centuries later would become intrinsically linked to the Holocaust.
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