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Fukushima nuclear statue ignites online furore

Apo - A giant statue of a child wearing a radiation suit in the Japanese city of Fukushima has touched off a storm of criticism online as the nuclear-hit area seeks to rebuild its reputation."Sun Child", a 6.

Broken art: Ai Weiwei's Beijing studio faces wrecking ball

Bejing - An excavator shattered the windows of Ai Weiwei's largest studio while workers hustled away his art on Friday, preparing to demolish the old Beijing factory three years after the artist and government critic left China.

Macron unveils new face of France's 'Marianne'

P - Flowing curls of hair swept back from a resolute gaze under her phrygian cap: President Emmanuel Macron presented on Thursday a distinctively modern face for France's traditional symbol of its revolutionary values.

Banksy's lesser-known works on show in London

London - Street artist Banksy is known around the world for his simple graffiti stencils, often with a sharp political point, but a new London exhibition is an opportunity to discover his wider talents.

Stephen Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at 90

New York - US comics artist Stephen Ditko, co-creator of Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died. He was 90.Police in New York said he was found in his apartment on June 29, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Art dynasty heir Wildenstein cleared at Paris fraud trial

Paris - Guy Wildenstein, the Franco-American patriarch of an art-dealing dynasty, was cleared Friday of tax fraud after being accused of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from French authorities.

Art dynasty heir Wildenstein cleared at Paris fraud trial

Paris - Guy Wildenstein, the Franco-American patriarch of the Wildenstein art-dealing dynasty, was cleared Friday of tax fraud after being accused of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from French authorities.

Banksy's Paris street art 'blitz' a tribute to rebels of 1968

Paris - Street artist Banksy has confirmed that he "blitzed" Paris with up to a dozen murals as a tribute to the May 1968 uprising and even taking aim at the French government's hard line on migrants.

Banksy's Paris street art 'blitz' a tribute to rebels of 1968

Paris - Street artist Banksy has confirmed that he "blitzed" Paris with a dozen murals as a tribute to the May 1968 uprising, taking aim at the French government's hard line on migrants in some of them.

New 'Banksy' mural appears next to Bataclan in Paris

Paris - An image of a woman veiled in mourning appeared next to the Bataclan concert hall in Paris Monday, the latest attributed to the mysterious British street artist Banksy.

Banksy needles France on migrants with Paris mural blitz

Paris - The mysterious British street artist Banksy appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in a series of new murals in Paris.

Banksy needles France with migrant mural blitz in Paris

Paris - The mysterious British street artist Banksy appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in a series of new murals in Paris.

Artist buried for three days under busy Australian road

Sydney - An artist has emerged from three days entombed in a steel box under a busy Australian road in a performance billed as a tribute to victims of totalitarian violence.Mike Parr, 73, fasted during his time underground, with oxygen pumped into the 1.

Glasgow blaze guts one of world's top art schools - again

Glasgow - Fire devastated one of the world's top art schools once again on Saturday, destroying four years of restoration work after a previous blaze ripped through the historic Glasgow School of Art.

Blaze guts one of world's top art schools in Glasgow -- again

London - Fire ripped through one of the world's top art schools early on Saturday as the historic building in the Scottish city of Glasgow was undergoing major restoration work following another blaze four years ago.

Kennedy Center to open US arts campus in 2019

Washington - Between a parkway and a busy freeway, Washington's Kennedy Center will open a massive campus next year where the public can view up close how art is made.

Monet sister paintings reunited in US for first time

Washington - For the first time since they were painted more than a century ago, two oil paintings of Claude Monet's garden in Vetheuil have been reunited, in Washington.

Modigliani sells for $157.2 mn in New York: Sotheby's

New York - A stunning nude that is the largest painting produced by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million in New York on Monday, becoming the fourth most expensive work of art sold at auction.

NY auction houses get set for an 'extraordinary season'

New York - Six months after selling a Leonardo da Vinci for half a billion dollars, New York art auction season is back, gearing up to break new records with a magnificent Rockefeller collection and a Modigliani.

French, American first ladies take in Cezanne on museum outing

Washington - Elegantly matched in white outfits, Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron split off from their husbands on Tuesday to visit a Paul Cezanne exhibit at Washington's National Gallery of Art.

Rare Modigliani nude sets world record $150m estimate

Fpo - A painting of a nude by Amedeo Modigliani is expected to fetch $150 million, the highest ever pre-sale estimate for an artwork at auction, Sotheby's said Tuesday as the work was unveiled in Hong Kong.

Mexico court blocks sales of Frida Kahlo Barbie

Mexico - A Mexican court has barred sales of a controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll in the painter's home country, ruling her family owned the sole rights to her image, lawyers said Thursday.

Tracey Emin sends anti-Brexit message in pink neon

London - British artist Tracey Emin has unveiled her latest artwork: a bright pink homage to Europe at St Pancras station in London -- Britain's rail gateway to the continent.

Macron shows bare-breasted Liberty to Saudi prince at Louvre

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron likes to pepper his diplomacy with symbolism and gestures. By taking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a tour of the Louvre, was he making a point about political freedom?

Famed Istanbul modern art museum enters new era

Istanbul - It's a busy afternoon at Istanbul Modern, Turkey's premier modern art museum, and the gallery is packed with visitors taking selfies or discussing the artworks in hushed tones.

Four artworks vanish from French parliament

Paris - Four works of art have vanished from the walls of France's national assembly, parliamentary officials said Wednesday, prompting a police investigation to track them down.

Report lashes France's 'lack of ambition' to return looted Jewish art

Paris - An internal French government report has criticised the "inefficiency and lack of ambition" of official efforts to return art looted from Jews during World War II.

Rare Picasso self-portrait expected to fetch $70 million

Fpo - A rare Picasso believed to be a self-portrait created when he was under threat of deportation to a Nazi concentration camp is expected to fetch US$70 million at auction, Christie's said Friday as the work went on view in Hong Kong.

Picasso painting star of Rockefeller art 'sale of the century'

Paris - One of Picasso's most unsettling paintings returns to Paris on Friday more than a century after he painted it here, as a taster for what is being billed the art "sale of the century".

Climate protest prompts partial evacuation at Louvre

Paris - The Louvre briefly evacuated one its busiest rooms on Monday after black-clad environmental activists staged a protest against oil giant Total's patronage of the Paris museum.
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George Braque s  Landscape with Olive Tree  painted 1906
George Braque's 'Landscape with Olive Tree' painted 1906
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Untitled works by Alex Amini.  Art Seen 107 gallery.  Bentonville  Ark.  10-21-11
Untitled works by Alex Amini. Art Seen 107 gallery. Bentonville, Ark. 10-21-11
Asiatic cheetah cubs are a part of the history of Iran with mentions within their art and literature...
Asiatic cheetah cubs are a part of the history of Iran with mentions within their art and literature. They are also a major draw for tourists. If something is not done they could vanish forever.
Major G S Rodon
Ukrainian Art Spring Exhibit featuring the work and memorabilia of Taras Shevchenko.
Ukrainian Art Spring Exhibit featuring the work and memorabilia of Taras Shevchenko.
Cycle Critters  made from recycled bike parts. By Mike Schram of Toronto
Cycle Critters, made from recycled bike parts. By Mike Schram of Toronto
Cheryl Jean and Dexer Ico
Cartography of the Human Body  by Sonja Bäumel
Cartography of the Human Body, by Sonja Bäumel
Sonja Bäumel
Lilly McElroy literally threw herself at men all in the name of art.
Lilly McElroy literally threw herself at men all in the name of art.
Lilly McElroy
Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
Carol Matson s work is on display at Arcadia Gallery in Toronto.
Carol Matson's work is on display at Arcadia Gallery in Toronto.
Images from The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton.
Images from The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton.
Untitled
EPA
Entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago.  Chicago  IL
Entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
A photo of the art from James Hopkins himself.
A photo of the art from James Hopkins himself.
James Hopkins with Express Permission from the Artist himself
Using the city of Toronto as a photography backdrop
Using the city of Toronto as a photography backdrop
Pills.
Pills.
Illustration art by Ken Wightman
Marisa Dorantes  administrative assistant to Dr. Kersh MD with painting by artist Cynthia Tom  displ...
Marisa Dorantes, administrative assistant to Dr. Kersh MD with painting by artist Cynthia Tom, displayed on the wall above her desk at the cardio clinic at St. Luke's CPMC Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Carol Matson s work is on display at Arcadia Gallery in Toronto.
Carol Matson's work is on display at Arcadia Gallery in Toronto.
High Museum of Art  Atlanta
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Chrysanthemums.”  Art Institute of Chicago.  Chicago  IL
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Chrysanthemums.” Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
A picture of the  Threshold  as seen from the rear  3  view.
A picture of the "Threshold" as seen from the rear "3" view.
Vimeo, work of James Hopkins