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Up for grabs: Tokyo art exhibit invites theft

Apo - The Tokyo art exhibit opened to enthusiastic visitors, but many of those circulating weren't just there to soak in some culture -- they were casing the joint for a midnight raid.

Tiny songbird is East Asia's 'oldest' carved artwork

Paris - A miniature bird sculpted out of burnt bone in China around 13,500 years ago is the oldest known figurine from East Asia, according to researchers who discovered it in a refuse heap near an archaeological site.

Last-ditch bid to save Oslo building with Picasso murals

Oslo - Face masks are rare and social distances vary but the human chain spreads out, braving the risk of infection, as activists in Oslo make a last-ditch bid to save a building adorned by Spanish master painter Pablo Picasso.

Belfast's dividing walls united by virus tributes

Belfast - Northern Ireland's public walls have long been known for their towering murals, glorifying gunmen of the paramilitary groups that fought for decades over British rule.

Vietnam draws on propaganda artists in battle against virus

Hanoi - A 76-year-old Vietnamese painter who has spent his life making propaganda art for the Communist government has turned his brush to the coronavirus, designing posters that have popped up across Hanoi.

Chinese 'light painter' takes artistic inspiration from virus

Bejing - A Chinese artist has paid tribute to doctors and nurses and their months-long battle to treat virus-stricken patients in his latest light painting creations.

Top Dutch museums close over coronavirus

Den Haag - The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museums in the Dutch capital Amsterdam said Thursday they were closing until the end of March to help halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Norway authorises demolition of building with Picasso murals

Oslo - Norway gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the demolition of a bomb-damaged building adorned with drawings by Spanish master painter Pablo Picasso.

Pavlensky, artist provocateur, claims top French political scalp

Moscow - Pyotr Pavlensky, the Russian artist provocateur who forced a top French politician to drop out of a key election Friday, is well known for his shock and awe "performances," usually involving pain and discomfort for all involved to highlight causes he t...

Q&A: Using 3D technology to bring the art-buying process closer Special

Artland, an app that’s well established in Europe and launching in the U.S., simplifies the art buying process while bringing e-commerce capabilities, like “buy now” and filtered search, to galleries across the globe.

Budapest's Banksy disciple sparks treasure hunts and nostalgia

Budapest - Drawing inspiration from enigmatic British artist Banksy, a sculptor of tiny bronze statues has gained a cult following in the Hungarian capital Budapest by placing his quirky works around the city for the public to discover.

Ghent's refreshed 'Mystic Lamb' artwork inspires new adoration

Ghent - The grass is greener, the sky is cleaner and dozens of tiny details have been exposed to delight art historians and inspire the devotion of the faithful.

China dramatists wage 'guerrilla' fight for artistic freedom

Wuchen - An actress playing US espionage whistleblower Edward Snowden imitates a gun with her hand, aims it at a security camera, and fires -- not exactly the sort of stage content that's green-lighted in China's surveillance state.

Gay altarpiece of original sin makes waves in Sweden

Malm - Two Eves on one side of the tree, two Adams on the other, each couple openly flirting: a Swedish diocese said Wednesday it would remove a gay depiction of original sin that hung briefly as an altarpiece.

Japan drawings reveal little known side of Polish director Wajda

Krak - A new exhibition shows a little known side of the late Andrzej Wajda, who was not only an Oscar-winning Polish film and theatre director but also a lifelong visual artist with a love of Japan.

Iraq revolution will be dramatised, written, read, and painted

Baghdad - The pops of gunfire rang out across the protest camp in Iraq's capital. Blood-stained bodies writhed on the pavement, and smoke from burning tyres smarted the captive audience's eyes.

Rare Gauguin fetches 9.5 mn euros at Paris auction

Paris - A rare canvas by French artist Paul Gauguin from his time in Tahiti fetched 9.5 million euros ($10.5 million) in Paris on Tuesday, nearly twice its estimated value, the auction house said.

Protest graffiti fills Beirut's posh downtown

Beirut - A majestic phoenix spreads its wings as Hayat Nazer adds a splash of colour to a Beirut wall. As Lebanon's uprising enters its second month, graffiti has enveloped the capital's posh downtown.

Louvre in push to display 'missing' Da Vinci: culture expert

Apo - The Louvre museum has made an "offer" to the owner of the world's most expensive painting to allow it to be displayed in a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Paris, a French cultural body chief said Thursday.

Mona Lisa graces Louvre's Leonardo show in virtual 'tete-a-tete'

Paris - The Mona Lisa is conspicuously absent from the Louvre's retrospective of Leonardo da Vinci, but the world-famous Florentine makes up for it by holding court in a virtual reality experience.

Review: What does it mean to be human? New London exhibit reveals all Special

London - What can an urban spaceman tells us about the human condition? These are some of the unusual objects on display at a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London.

Ferry disaster, politics and cinema intermingle at BIFF

Busan - A new film about the Sewol ferry sinking, a disaster that killed more than 300 people -- most of them children, will premiere at Asia's biggest film festival, five years after director Lee Sang-ho caused controversy with his first documentary on the to...

Hidden for 21 years, Ethiopian crown set to return home

Rotterdam - A priceless 18th-century Ethiopian crown is set to be returned from the Netherlands to Addis Ababa after a one-time refugee found it in a suitcase and hid it in his apartment for two decades.

Russian jailed for 3 years for stealing painting in plain sight

Moscow - A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a man who snatched a 19th-century painting off the wall in a busy Moscow gallery earlier this year to three years in a maximum security prison.

Old lady discovers Renaissance masterpiece in her kitchen

Paris - An early Renaissance masterpiece by the Florentine master Cimabue has been discovered in an old lady's kitchen in a town near Paris, art experts said Monday.

Early Van Gogh works auctioned in Belgium

Ghent - Two early works by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh were auctioned in the Belgian city of Ghent on Sunday, fetching near estimate prices that the organiser said were bargains.

Austrian football stadium turned into a forest

Vienna - The rustling of the wind through trees has replaced the referee's whistle at a football stadium in the Austrian city of Klagenfurt after an unusual art installation was revealed there on Thursday.

Turkey's 'Microangelo' turns tiny objects into artworks

Istanbul - For Turkey's "Microangelo", any tiny, discarded item could be the canvas for his next mini masterpiece, from a matchstick to a pumpkin seed.

Decoding the mysteries of da Vinci's paintings with proteomics

Scientists have used the technique of proteomics to assess the paint blends used in a painting supervised by Leonardo da Vinci. The exercise paves the way for improving the restoration and validation of older paintings.

Skin in the game: Hong Kong protesters get inked

Fpo - As a tattooist's black ink fills the petals of Hong Kong's Bauhinia flower on her upper thigh, 'C' says the indelible act of rebellion will forever serve as a reminder of the city's summer of defiance.
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Visitors to the Brooklyn Museum can stop and contemplate Mickalene Thomas beautiful works  including...
Visitors to the Brooklyn Museum can stop and contemplate Mickalene Thomas beautiful works, including Landscape with Camouflage, 2012. Thomas makes frequent use of collage, and in 2011 she presented an all-collage exhibition with gallery Lehman Maupin, who represent her.
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.
B/W Nature
B/W Nature
Tuscany  Italy July 2011
Tuscany, Italy July 2011
Images from The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton.
Images from The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton.
Used recharge cards cut to size for art works
Used recharge cards cut to size for art works
St. Jude Childcare Centre. Kolkata  India.
St. Jude Childcare Centre. Kolkata, India.
Statues depicting Roman or Greek gods can be found in Berlin
Statues depicting Roman or Greek gods can be found in Berlin
High Museum of Art  Atlanta
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
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
Performance artist Philip Jagger  a distant relative of the famed Rolling Stones singer  performs at...
Performance artist Philip Jagger, a distant relative of the famed Rolling Stones singer, performs at a 2013 Art's Birthday event in Edmonton, Canada.
Abram Hindle
Droplets on the balcony railing.
Droplets on the balcony railing.
The Cellar #2 by Michael Platt.  Pigment print on canvas.  Ed. 1/3.  2011
The Cellar #2 by Michael Platt. Pigment print on canvas. Ed. 1/3. 2011
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
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Chrysanthemums.”  Art Institute of Chicago.  Chicago  IL
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Chrysanthemums.” Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
 Grandness Of the Minutia   Acrylic.  I have parents who never questioned individual creative expres...
"Grandness Of the Minutia", Acrylic. "I have parents who never questioned individual creative expression, and, instead, encouraged it, "Burgers explains. "From the time I was young, the most exciting activity for me was the process of figuring out what to do with a material and just playing with it. Maintaining this curiosity allowed me to become an artist."
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Acadia Gallery in Toronto is taking part in Nuit Blanche for the first time with 13 artists.
Acadia Gallery in Toronto is taking part in Nuit Blanche for the first time with 13 artists.
An image from Ai Wei Wei s retrospective exhibition at the AGO.
An image from Ai Wei Wei's retrospective exhibition at the AGO.
João Onofre in front of his art installation  Box Sized DIE  at London s Sculpture in the City.
João Onofre in front of his art installation "Box Sized DIE" at London's Sculpture in the City.
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Artsfest - Ceramics by Don Nibert.  Bentonville  Ark.  June 10  2011
Artsfest - Ceramics by Don Nibert. Bentonville, Ark. June 10, 2011

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