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Banksy work comes top of poll of UK's favourite artworks

London - A graffiti work of a girl losing a heart-shaped balloon by artist Banksy is Britain's favourite artwork, according to a poll out Wednesday.

Dali's trademark moustache intact at '10 past 10' position

Madrid - Surrealist master Salvador Dali's trademark moustache is in perfect shape in its "ten past ten" position, the foundation that runs his estate said Friday, a day after his remains were exhumed to settle a paternity claim.

Are you my surreal dad? Dali to be exhumed in paternity case

Figueras - Salvador Dali's remains are to be exhumed on Thursday from his Spanish hometown in an effort to test a fortune teller's claims the renowned surrealist is her father.

Paris Pompidou Centre to open art gallery in Shanghai

Paris - The Pompidou Centre in Paris, which houses the world's second biggest collection of modern art, said Tuesday that it was close to signing a deal for a franchise gallery in Shanghai.

Syrian displaced by IS fight paints his heartache

Ak - Under the Islamic State group's rule, Syrian farmer Faysal was forced to hide his sketches and paintings, but displaced by fighting he has finally been able to resume his beloved hobby.

Spanish judge schedules Dali exhumation for July 20

Barcelona - A Spanish judge has scheduled the exhumation of the remains of Salvador Dali on July 20, the artist's foundation and a court said Thursday, although this date may change if an appeal is accepted.

Mexican artist aims for record mural on US border wall

Tijuana - On the imposing metal sheets of the border fence that divides Tijuana, Mexico from San Diego, California, a hand reaches out in friendship amid a burst of butterflies.Nearby, in darker tones, a pile of skulls is crowned by a steely cross.

Boogie Woogie, Baby!: Dutch infants take a shine to Mondrian

Den Haag - Ever wondered which artist is most preferred by babies? If it's up to the organisers of a tour for parents with small children in the Netherlands on Tuesday, the works of abstract artist Piet Mondrian win hands down.

Provocateur Ai Weiwei taunts US with activist piece

Washington - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is blunt. When he wanted to make a political statement about crackdowns on dissent, he brought portraits of 176 political prisoners to one of America's most infamous high-security federal prisons.

Dali's 'daughter' says she wants her identity

Barcelona - Pilar Abel, the woman claiming to be Salvador Dali's daughter, said Tuesday she wanted to recover her identity more than anything else, a day after the artist's exhumation was ordered.

New museum boosts Paris claim to be modern art capital

Paris - One of the world's biggest art collectors unveiled Monday his plans for a spectacular new museum in Paris, cementing the city's claim to be a modern art capital.French billionaire Francois Pinault will show his $1.4 billion (1.

Google Doodle lets you create visual music

Today's Google Doodle offers Internet users a chance to use visual cues to create their own music. And we have abstract filmmaker Oskar Fischinger to thank for it.

Temples transformed: superheroes bolster Buddha's ranks

Nonthaburi - Superheroes are coming to the rescue of Thailand's temples, where monks have commissioned giant statues of comic book icons and toy robots to entertain children while parents donate to their coffers.

Political turmoil finds artistic outlet at Basel fair

Basel - Hundreds of glass bottles suspended in nets or hanging from chains hauntingly illustrate the horrors of the slave trade, while 40,000 golden bullets are poised menacingly above an egg-covered surface.

Art market eyes rebound as Basel fair kicks off

Basel - The global art market appeared to collectively sigh with relief as deep-pocketed collectors descended on Art Basel this week after two years of dwindling sales.

Dutch teacher wins 'night at the museum' dream prize

Den Haag - Amsterdam's famous Rijksmuseum this week welcomed its 10-millionth visitor, handing the winner a one-time dream prize: spending a night alone in the company of Rembrandt's masterpiece the "Night Watch"."I've slept two metres (6.

Angry Ukrainians say they've seen Koons's 'Ballerina' before

Kiev - Ukrainians took to the internet Thursday to lambaste star US artist Jeff Koons over his latest New York installation, a huge sculpture that appears remarkably similar to a work by a Ukrainian artist who died in 1993.

Iraqi artist secretly chronicled IS brutality

Al Hamdaniyah - Mustafa al-Tha'i worked in secret at night, using his brushes and pencils to record the violence he saw during the day under the Islamic State group's brutal reign in Iraq.

Sotheby's holds debut African modern art sale

London - Sotheby's, one of the world's oldest auction houses, is holding its first ever sale of modern and contemporary African art in London in response to a surge in demand.African artists currently account for just 0.

Basquiat headlines New York art auction season

New York - Jean-Michel Basquiat occupies star billing on the auction block in New York this season, catapulting the artist into the rostrum of 20th century greats nearly three decades after his death.

Banksy chips away at EU flag in first Brexit mural

Dover - British street artist Banksy has created his first mural inspired by Brexit, showing a workman chipping away at one of the stars on the European Union flag.

'Burden': Portrait of the artist as a gunshot victim

Los Angeles - Having yourself shot, locked up, crucified, dangled naked from a rope, kicked down stairs or clamped to the floor near electrified water will get you attention -- but is it art?

Canvas credited to Velazquez sold for 8 mln euros in Madrid

Madrid - A painting that had been in the same family for generations and was only recently credited to Spain's famed artist Diego Velazquez was sold Tuesday in Madrid for eight million euros, auction house Abalarte said.

Canvas credited to Velazquez sold for 8 mln euros in Madrid

Madrid - A painting that had been in the same family for generations and was only recently credited to Spain's famed artist Diego Velazquez was sold Tuesday in Madrid for eight million euros, auction house Abalarte said.

Canvas credited to Velazquez sold for 8 mln euros in Madrid

Madrid - A painting that had been in the same family for generations and was only recently credited to Spain's famed artist Diego Velazquez was sold Tuesday in Madrid for eight million euros, auction house Abalarte said.

Hitler's Aphrodite 'gift' back on display in Austria

Vienna - The Austrian city of Linz, where Adolf Hitler spent several years as a teenager, will once again display an Aphrodite sculpture offered by the Fuehrer after keeping it in storage for years.

Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientists

Vienna - The psychedelic clouds in Edvard Munch's iconic "The Scream" have alternatively been interpreted as a metaphor for mental anguish or a literal depiction of volcanic fallout.

In Berlin, a street art gallery designed to be destroyed

Berlin - It may seem an unlikely venue for an art gallery -- an old bank building in the centre of a busy shopping district and about to be torn down.

Berlin gives refuge to Rosa Parks' Detroit house

Berlin - Rosa Parks fled the American South for Detroit in the 1950s at the height of her civil rights struggle. Now the house where she sought asylum has itself found refuge in a city an ocean away: Berlin.

Hispanic art treasures to shine at Madrid's Prado Museum

Madrid - What began more than a century ago as one man's passion for all things Spanish, has become the world's largest collection of Hispanic art outside Spain -- and now part of it is going on display in the country for the first time.
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