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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Japanese-born, naturalized Brazilian artist Tomie Ohtake died Thursday aged 101, a week after being hospitalized with pneumonia, her eponymous institute in Sao Paulo told AFP.
A set of 12 gold-plated animal head sculptures by China's Ai Weiwei sold for 2.8 million pounds (US$4.3 million) at auction on Thursday, setting a new record for the dissident artist's work.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Leonardo scholar denies that he authenticated an alleged 'lost' Leo
Assertions that an eminent scholar had authenticated a portrait by Leonardo da Vinci tantalized art lovers with the prospect of a new masterpiece and inflated a backroom bidding war worth tens of millions of euros.
Washington's Freer Gallery of Art, which houses Asian art exhibits, is to close for renovations for about 18 months starting next year, the museum announced Wednesday.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner has been elected president of the American Academy of Art Letters.
World Press Photo highlights global struggles
An image of a gay couple locked in a tender embrace won the prestigious World Press Photo award on Thursday, highlighting the plight of sexual minorities in Russia.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Ai Weiwei's zodiac sculptures ready for auction in London
A group of golden animal heads by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei representing the signs of the zodiac is up for sale in London.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Designer of bullet train & Kikkoman bottle dies at 85
Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan, whose works ranged from a bullet train to the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce dispenser as familiar as the classic Coca-Cola bottle, has died, his company said. He was 85.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Reportedly record-breaking sale of Gauguin painting shrouded in secrecy
A painting by French post-impressionist Paul Gauguin has reportedly sold for a record-breaking sum, but its erstwhile owner won't reveal the price or buyer.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
DC National Gallery acquires 6,000 artworks
Thousands of prized artworks from one of the nation's oldest, now shuttered art museums have been selected for an unprecedented acquisition by the National Gallery of Art, representing a "transformative" infusion of art on the National Mall.
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