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Frida Kahlo painting sells for record US$8 mil.
A painting by Frida Kahlo depicting two nude women sold Thursday in New York for a record US$8 million, the highest price yet for any work by the iconic Mexican artist, Christie's said.
 
The Yale Center for British Art reopened Wednesday following a lengthy project to restore the building's interior and bring it more in line with the vision of its famed architect, Louis Kahn.
 
Native painters transform hotel rooms with large-scale art
Dade Lahar stepped into the hotel room with splashes of electric blue and tipis outlined in neon green before scanning a mural that offered a contemporary take on Native American reservation life.
 
Francis Bacon, Cy Twombly artworks highlight Sotheby's sale
A Francis Bacon double-panel self-portrait and a Cy Twombly "Blackboard" painting executed in blue -- both in private collections for decades -- are the top highlights at Sotheby's auction of contemporary art on Wednesday.
 
Dancing calligraphy
Dancers perform in a video clip presented at a press conference in Taipei on Wednesday, May 11 announcing "Tong Yang-tze SAO 2016," a cross-boundary show combining Chinese calligraphy, dance and music.
 
Marble Rodin sculpture fetches record price at NY auction
A rare marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin sold for a record $20.4 million at Sotheby's sale of impressionist and modern art.
 
'Terracotta' warriors debark in Taiwan
A new exhibition at the National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物院) explores the history of China's Qin Dynasty. The "Terracotta: Rise and Legacy of Qin Culture" (秦.俑-秦文化與兵馬俑特展) showcases 189 sets of cultural relics from 19 museums and archaeology institutes in mainland China, including Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Park and the Shaanxi History Museum.
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Rodin, Paul Signac works in Sotheby's auction
A rare marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin and three French paintings never before at auction are among the highlights of Sotheby's sale of impressionist and modern art.
 
A call for entries to the 2016 Taiwan International Wood Sculpture Competition has begun, according to an announcement Monday by the Miaoli county government's International Culture and Tourism Bureau, which organizes the event.
 
Art gives former station in US capital new life
A quirky art installation featuring 650,000 plastic balls is breathing new life into a dingy and long-forgotten former underground trolley station in the heart of the U.S. capital.
 
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