Saturday, March 23, 2013
Long a cultural backwater, Rio de Janeiro has taken another leap toward becoming an art hot spot with this week's opening of a museum built around one of the world's premier collections of contemporary Latin American art.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Stunning reproductions of the famed cave paintings of Lascaux are being displayed for the first time outside of France at an exhibit in Chicago opening Wednesday.
Tom Selldorff was 6 years old when he saw his grandfather's prized art collection for the last time in 1930s Vienna, before it fell into Nazi hands.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Japanese architect Toyo Ito, whose buildings have been praised for their fluid beauty and balance between the physical and virtual world, has won the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the prize's jury announced Sunday.
A painting donated to Britain's National Trust by the estate of a wealthy supporter has been identified as a Rembrandt self-portrait worth 20 million pounds (US$30 million), the heritage body said Monday.
Monday, March 18, 2013
A massive painting by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei dedicated to Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda was unveiled Saturday in Valparaiso, the Chilean port where the poet lived.
A former Hong Kong politician sold off part of his rare wine collection for over US$6 million, auction house Christie's said Sunday, after a scandal over a wine cellar at his home was partly blamed for his loss in last year's leadership race.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Rare bronzes, contemporary masterpieces, museum-quality furniture and antiquities dating back more than 3,000 years are among thousands of art objects hitting the auction block in New York next week during Christie's and Sotheby's Asia week sales.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
When it comes to contemporary art works, the modern day artist has the luxury of exploring with a generous variety of materials and mediums, where effects are not restricted to just a visual presentation of art.