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Louvre to evacuate artworks as Paris flood waters rise
The Louvre museum in flood-hit Paris said it would close on Friday to evacuate artworks held in its underground reserves as the River Seine began to burst its banks.
 
Queen Elizabeth II is a Vanity Fair cover star in Annie Leibovitz photo
Britain's 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II is a Vanity Fair cover star, in a portrait by photographer Annie Leibovitz.
 
'Little Prince' picture auctioned for US$148,000
An original watercolor from French classic "The Little Prince" was sold for 133,200 euros (US$148,000) on Tuesday, Paris auction house Artcurial said.
 
The first International Arts Olympiad-Taiwan will be held in Taipei Aug. 15-19, with the aim of broadening students' global perspective and expanding their views on art and aesthetic education, the organizers said Wednesday.
 
Madrid's Prado unveils major exhibit of Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch
It may not be the most suitable exhibit for the squeamish but the Prado Museum's 500th anniversary display of the most and best of Dutch Renaissance master Hieronymus Bosch is definitely a must for art lovers, and maybe gore freaks too.
 
Experimental installations put the social in social science
The truck-size metal container sitting in a downtown park here isn't meant to raise awareness about the global shipping industry, though it may nudge some people's curiosity in that direction.
 
Cradle of rich Haiti art heritage is being reinvented
Youvensky Despeignes used to spend hours a day at home drawing pencil-and-ink abstractions on cheap notebook paper, his aspirations as a painter frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Haiti where a rich artistic heritage has suffered decades of decline.
 
Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist
MADRID -- Seven people suspected of being involved in stealing five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth more than 25 million euros ($27.8 million) have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday.
 
Cave art found in Spain 300 meters underground
Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art.
 
After nuke deal, Iran art sells for US$7.4 mil.
An annual art auction in Tehran drew record sales of US$7.4 million Friday, a sign of Iran's emerging arts market that buyers hope will be buoyed by the recent nuclear deal with world powers.
 
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