Category: Art

Modigliani Nude Fetches 157 Million At Ny Auction

NEW YORK – A nude portrait by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million at Sotheby’s on Monday, achieving the 4th-highest price for any work of art at...

Broadways Mockingbird Play To Go Ahead After Dispute Settled

– The producer of a Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the author’s estate have settled a legal dispute over...

Massachusetts Man Stole Warhol Paintings Sold Fakes Prosecutors

BOSTON – A Massachusetts man was arrested on Wednesday and accused by federal prosecutors of stealing two Andy Warhol paintings from a former college classmate and...

At Dakar Biennale Africas Artists Urged To Seize Chance

DAKAR – Senegal’s old Palais de Justice sits among some of the most sought-after real estate in the capital Dakar, where it shares a stunning sea view with...

Art In The Buff Paris Museum Opens Up To Nudists

PARIS – A Paris museum opened its doors for the first time to nudist visitors on Saturday, granting them special visiting hours to tour an exhibit in a one-off...

Cuban Artists Plan To Stage Alternative Havana Biennial

HAVANA – A group of Cuban artists plans on Saturday to launch a biennial independent of state institutions on the Communist-run island, despite fierce opposition...

The Hand Of God Touches Messi In Argentine Sistine Chapel

BUENOS AIRES – An Argentine football club has recreated the Sistine Chapel on the ceiling of its gymnasium, with Diego Maradona as God, Lionel Messi as Adam and a...

Audubons Birds Of America Could Fetch 12 Million At Ny Auction

– A first edition of John James Audubon’s “The Birds of America,” one of the most celebrated books of natural history, is going up for auction in...

Anti-semitic Letter By Wagner Sold At Auction In Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – A letter written by German composer Richard Wagner that underscored his anti-Semitism was sold to Jewish collector from Switzerland at auction in...

Ethiopia Says British Museum Must Permanently Return Its Artifacts

ADDIS ABABA – Britain must permanently return all artifacts from Ethiopia held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Addis Ababa will not accept them on loan, an...