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Sunday, September 6, 2015
The 'Rainbow Grandpa' saving a village with art
Huang Yung-fu greets visitors to his village in Central Taiwan with paint-stained hands and shoes spattered with flecks of color, a sign of the daily artistic labor that has seen him single-handedly stave off the developers' bulldozers.
A so-called self portrait of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) on show in Taipei was not painted by the famous Italian master himself, contrary to the claims of the organizer of the exhibition, according to Italian experts.
A Taiwanese graphic designer has won the Grand Prix at the prestigious Japan Illustrators' Association (JIA) Illustration Award 2015 with a series of illustrations that tell the story of a bag's journey.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Artist paints Kabul's walls of war to help heal city
A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world. Wide avenues once lined with rose gardens are today gridlocked streets sandwiched by concrete blast walls protecting those inside from the bombs and bullets that form the backbeat of a 14-year insurgency. After recent deadly attacks, the towering walls multiplied almost overnight, appearing in double rows outside government buildings, businesses, embassies and the homes of powerful people.
Hundreds attend London pop-up picnic dressed in white
Hundreds of people dressed all in white attended an elegant pop-up picnic in London on Thursday in an event aimed to celebrate public space in cities.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Sales of unearthed Atari games total over US$100,000
A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than US$100,000 in sales over the last several months.
The K.R.T. Girls, four fictional employees of Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp. (KRTC), have brought in revenue of NT$2 million (US$61,576) in the first seven months of the year and drawn interest from a local game firm and a Japanese publisher.
Artists from both sides of the Taiwan Strait are showing their works at an exhibition at Taipei 101, marking the 70th anniversary of Republic of China's victory over Japan.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
A world-renowned collection of avant-garde Russian art housed in a remote museum in Uzbekistan may be at risk after the director was abruptly fired on allegedly trumped-up charges of theft, staff say.
Friday, August 28, 2015
'Millennium' sequel hits bookstores
The eagerly awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling "Millennium" crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries on Thursday, as the author admitted he wrote the book in a manic depressive state.
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