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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Greece's last film poster painter soldiers on, long after golden era
Far from the limelight of Cannes, Greece's last painter of film posters toils away in a little garden studio to deliver his latest commission.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Shirin Neshat, an inadvertent narrator of history, speaks up for Middle East women
Iranian-American artist Shirin Neshat's dark kohl-lined eyes are immediately recognizable. Now she is bringing their gaze on Iranian and Arab women's resistance to oppression to this most political of cities.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Africa: 'the next China' for contemporary art
Giles Peppiatt, from Bonhams in London, had good reason to make the trip to Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, for the auction house's next sale of African art -- a glut of potential buyers.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Famous artworks replace ads on Tehran billboards
In an unusual move by Tehran's mayor, hundreds of copies of famous artworks -- both of world masters and Iranian artists -- have been plastered on some 1,500 billboards across the city, transforming the Iranian capital into a gigantic, open-air exhibition.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Nouveau riche, investors pay big bucks for artworks
A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for US$179.4 million on Monday night, and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti set a record for most expensive sculpture, at US$141.3 million.
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has been chosen to host the 2015 International Emmy Awards Gala in New York in November.
Elizabeth Wilson, who built a career as a character actress in films such as "The Graduate" and "9 to 5," has died. She was 94.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Venice Biennale represents rebalancing in art world
A Nigerian art critic and museum director is the first African to curate the Biennale contemporary art fair that opens Saturday for its seven-month run, while female artists are representing more countries than ever in national pavilions -- trends seen as an informal rebalancing in the art world.
Thailand artist makes art with Taiwanese tea
Thailand printmaking artist Yanawit Kunchaethong is currently holding a personal art exhibition at the Taipei art venue CAM193, where the printmaker features a series of prints using essence extracts from Taiwanese teas as ink.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Van Gogh work sells for over US$66 mil. at New York auction
A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in US$66.3 million at auction Tuesday.
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