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New Hong Kong museum will not show Ai Weiwei's Tiananmen photo: official

Fpo - A picture of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei flipping a middle finger in Tiananmen Square will not be shown at the opening of a prestigious new museum in Hong Kong, an official said on Monday.

Mystery buyer of $69 mn digital artwork reveals identity

Mumbai - An Indian-born blockchain entrepreneur has revealed himself as the mystery buyer who paid a record $69.3 million for a digital artwork last week, describing his purchase as a shot fired for racial equality.

Art world rocked as digital 'NFT' work fetches $69.3 mn

New York - A digital collage by American artist Beeple sold Thursday for a record $69.3 million at Christie's auctioneers, as virtual art rapidly establishes itself as a new -- and highly profitable -- creative genre.

Boy Scouts to sell Rockwell paintings to pay abuse settlements

New York - The Boy Scouts of America has said it will sell its vast collection of Norman Rockwell paintings as part of a multi-million-dollar victims' fund to settle sexual abuse lawsuits.

"Guernica" tapestry long on view at UN, no longer is

New York - A large tapestry depicting Pablo Picasso's fabled "Guernica" that hung outside the UN Security Council chamber for decades to remind diplomats of the risks of war has returned to its owner, Nelson Rockefeller, Jr., officials said Thursday.

Will money laundering laws end art world's culture of secrecy?

Paris - When a Botticelli painting went under the hammer last month at Sotheby's in New York for $92 million, it was assumed the buyer was a Russian oligarch since the bidding was done by an adviser to wealthy Russians.

French museums beg to reopen as blockbusters go unseen

Paris - It was to be a highlight of the art calendar: 230 works by impressionist master Henri Matisse gathered at France's leading modern art museum to mark 150 years since his birth.

Botticelli masterpiece sells for $92 mn at US auction

New York - A portrait by Italian renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli sold for $92 million at an online Sotheby's auction Thursday, smashing the record price for the artist.

The art of politics: Democracy protests inspire Thai creatives

Bangkok - With virtual reality goggles strapped on and controllers clasped in his hands, Thai artist Chalermpol Junrayab looks more like he's doing a robot dance than creating political art.

What a tail: whale sculpture saves runaway Dutch train

Spijkenisse - A runaway Dutch metro train was saved from disaster on Monday after it smashed through a stop barrier but then came to rest on a giant sculpture of a whale's tail.

Mexico sets sights on Vienna's Aztec crowning glory

Vienna - It is one of the star attractions of Vienna's Weltmuseum, a resplendent ancient Aztec headdress of iridescent blue-green feathers almost two metres (six feet) wide with a centrepiece sporting hundreds of pieces of gold.

Anti-Semitic ex-mayor becomes magnet for Vienna statue protests

Vienna - A statue of an anti-Semitic former mayor of Vienna who inspired Hitler has become the focus of competing left- and right-wing protests, with anti-racist activists mounting a "shame vigil" around the monument.

French MPs vote to return stolen artefacts to Benin, Senegal

Paris - French lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously voted to return prized artefacts to Benin and Senegal more than a century after they were looted by colonial forces and hauled back to Paris to be displayed in museums.

In Iraq's Mosul, new statues rise from ashes of IS rule

Mosul - As sunset nears, the residents of Iraq's Mosul flock to a golden-tinted statue of a woman looking out over their scarred city with an expression of steady defiance.

Taiwan artisans fuse reality and fantasy in miniature worlds

Taipei - From a bucolic rural grocery shop to fictional battlefields and robot warrior bases, Taiwanese artisans are meticulously handcrafting miniature worlds that fuse reality and fantasy.

Italian coastguard comes to aid of Banksy-funded rescue boat

Rome - An Italian coastguard vessel Saturday rushed to a rescue ship funded by British street artist Banksy, which sent out a call for help with more than 200 migrants onboard, and took in 49 of the most vulnerable people on board.

Nazi-looted French painting on display in search for rightful owner

Verdun - A 19th-century oil painting stolen from occupied France during World War II has gone on display in a bid to trace its rightful owners after being returned by the son of the German soldier who took it on orders from above.

Street art thrives in Sao Paulo despite pandemic

S - Perched atop a platform swaying in the air 10 stories high, Paola Delfin is putting the final touches on a giant graffiti mural in the sprawling concrete jungle of Sao Paulo.

Picasso murals removed from Oslo building damaged by Breivik

Oslo - Despite protests, the removal of two murals designed by Pablo Picasso began on Monday from an Oslo government building damaged in right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's 2011 attack, a project manager said.

In Iraq's Kurdish capital, all's fair in love and walls

Arbil - "Nero set Rome on fire and Nermin set my heart on fire." Iraqi Kurds in Arbil are declaring their love on the city's walls, their only refuge in a conservative society.

It wasn't the sex: bloodletting fatal for Raphael, study claims

Rome - A feverish Raphael suffering from "a coronavirus-like disease" died after failing to tell his doctors he had been secretly visiting lovers on freezing cold nights, leading them to wrongly prescribe bloodletting, a new study claims.

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...
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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.
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An image from Ai Wei Wei s retrospective exhibition at the AGO.
An image from Ai Wei Wei's retrospective exhibition at the AGO.
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Visual art from Palestinian artists Tarzan and Arab.
Visual art from Palestinian artists Tarzan and Arab.
Ukrainian Art Spring Exhibit featuring the work and memorabilia of Taras Shevchenko.
Ukrainian Art Spring Exhibit featuring the work and memorabilia of Taras Shevchenko.
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The Great Work of the Metal Lover artwork
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A visitor to the show admires the hand-dyed patterned silk.
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Yogyakarta Performing art. This event was held in Yogyakarta. At 14 october 2011. The participant come from Japan,Korea,United States and also Indonesia. This is two days event
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Matisse's 'Pastoral" painted 1906
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A sculpture of horses by Sayaka Ganz, using found objects
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New York artist Molly Crabapple
New York artist Molly Crabapple
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Georgia O'Keeffe's "Sky above Clouds IV." Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
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.
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Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
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AraDona in action.
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High Museum of Art  Atlanta
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
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Japan has many variations of the Hagoromo legend. Some involve gods, others magical beings but all of them are central to Japanese culture.
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Visual art from Palestinian artists Tarzan and Arab.
Visual art from Palestinian artists Tarzan and Arab.
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