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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Rhythm on the rails: train draws fans from all over
Stacey Nakasone had a choice to make. Fly from her home in Los Angeles to Japan to learn more about taiko drums, or take a 80-kilometer (50-mile) train ride in Vermont.
Portrait of Camilla's ex sells for US$34.89 million
A Lucian Freud portrait of the ex-husband of Britain's Duchess of Cornwall, Andrew Parker Bowles, sold for US$34.89 million in New York on Tuesday, Christie's said.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A painting by Amedeo Modigliani fetched US$170.4 million at an auction Monday, setting a world record for the artist and achieving the second highest price ever garnered for a work of art at auction.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed a 1,500-year old frieze with human figures believed to be from the indigenous Moche culture, the latest find at a site famous for its pre-Incan treasures.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Japan's dainty geishas in secret fast-food raids
A craving for fast food presents few obstacles to most people, but for Japan's dainty, doll-like geishas, it calls for a daring undercover operation -- and a cunning disguise.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Picasso nude portrait fetches US$67 mil. at auction
A nude portrait by Pablo Picasso brought in more than US$67 million at Sotheby's on Thursday, a day after the auction house sold US$377 million worth of art from the estate of its late former owner.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Modigliani, Picasso works sell at Sotheby's fall art auction
A painting by Amedeo Modigliani sold for US$42.8 million, well above its estimate, on the first day of Sotheby's fall art auction on Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Nepal's first international photo festival opened on Tuesday on the streets of the quake-devastated Kathmandu Valley, with exhibits set up alongside damaged and spectacular temples and palaces.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Bai Budan took a morning stroll on Tiananmen Square to find inspiration for a new series of satirical cartoons, an art form only barely alive in mainland China.
Monday, November 2, 2015
A Japanese-style tearoom made of steel and calligraphy installations made of human hair are among the eye-catching works on display at Art Taipei 2015, which opened Friday in the city.
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