Friday, March 6, 2015
By putting two Romanian beggars on display in their latest show, Swedish artists meant to raise questions about global inequality but instead find themselves accused of exploiting the poor.
The Middle East's first three-dimensional pavement art festival, starring works by international artists that appear to rise from the ground, kicked off this week in Dubai, its organizers said.
A sculpture of a strutting horse skeleton was unveiled in London's main Trafalgar Square on Thursday — wearing a London Stock Exchange prices ticker in an allusion to the City's financial power.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A simple Chinese vase made over 800 years ago and unveiled in Hong Kong Monday is expected to fetch HK$60 million (US$7.7 million) when it goes under the hammer next month, Sotheby's said.
While Pablo Picasso crafted thousands of ceramic pieces late in his career that reflected his Mediterranean and Spanish roots, this art was long overshadowed by his famous paintings and sculptures.
The Grateful Dead embodied the hippie spirit, but the free market has sent prices for resold tickets to the band's final shows soaring to more than US$100,000.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
In a loft in a disused school, Dutch artist Noortje Zijlstra takes a frozen crow carcass from a refrigerator and cuts it open, pursuing her latest “dead animal art” project.
Once the jewel-encrusted playthings of the Russian royal family, the first Faberge Imperial egg produced in almost a century is set to be unveiled in Qatar on Tuesday, its makers said.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
A towering American agave plant that waited 80 years to flower and produce seeds is dying after fulfilling its purpose and will be taken down next month, said its caretaker at the University of Michigan's botanical gardens.