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Vienna marks 100 years since artistic heyday

Vienna - Vienna is marking 100 years since the death of a string of luminaries from its fin-de-siecle glory days with an avalanche of exhibitions of modernist art, design and architecture that still inspire and shock today.

All-female North Korea band leader set to visit South

Seoul - The leader of North Korea's all-female Western-style Moranbong band is set to head a delegation to the South Saturday to prepare cultural performances during the Olympics, Seoul said, becoming the first North Korean official to visit in four years.

The terror attack survivors who refuse to be silenced

Copenhagen - Gathered in the Danish capital for a conference of terror attack survivors, artists and journalists vowed to continue fighting for free speech, despite a wave of violence targeting critical voices.

A different Guantanamo: Detainee art on display in NY

New York - The art is striking -- a miniature three-masted ship in cardboard, with bits of T-shirt for the sails and threads from a prayer cap for ropes. A picture of a huge mosque at water's edge. A shadowy and faceless Statue of Liberty.

Saudi crown prince bought $450 mn Da Vinci: report

New York - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking $450 million at auction last month, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Da Vinci sold for $450 mn is headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - "Salvator Mundi," a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci that recently sold for a record $450 million, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in a coup for the bold new museum, it announced Wednesday.

Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland

Poznan - After taking an overnight bus to Poznan in Poland for an exhibition on Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two Portuguese sisters are now standing in front of a curious blue suggestion box.

Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia

Phnom Penh - A set of ancient Angkorian gold jewellery was returned to Cambodia Saturday with an elaborate procession through the capital, decades after the precious pieces were looted from a famed jungle temple.

Iraqis throng to Picasso in Baghdad

Baghdad - Picasso, Dali, Miro, Chagall... names that are instantly recognisable in the international art world. Now works by these masters are being exhibited in Baghdad thanks to an anonymous Iraqi collector.

Two suspects charged over France theft of Botero statue

Paris - Two suspects have been charged in an investigation into the theft within yards of the presidential palace in Paris of a bronze sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, a judicial source said Saturday.

Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso's 'Guernica'

Madrid - Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" might be the world's most famous political artwork.

$7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record: Sotheby's

New York - Michael Schumacher's Grand Prix-Winning Ferrari sold for $7.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting an auction record for a modern-era Formula One car, Sotheby's said.

Pricing the priceless: the $450mn Da Vinci record

New York - A triumph of marketing over aesthetics? Or the legitimate cost of owning a Da Vinci? The sale of a Renaissance portrait of Jesus Christ for nearly half a billion dollars has stunned the art world.

Art project lights up iconic 85-year-old Dutch dyke

Den Haag - Dutch artists unveiled a design and light show Thursday to highlight one of the country's landmark engineering projects, built more than 80 years ago as part of The Netherlands' famed sea defences.

Da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record $450mn

New York - A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci has sold for $450.3 million in New York, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie's said.

Da Vinci sells for $450mn in auction record: Christie's

New York - A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million in New York on Wednesday, smashing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie's said.

Art project transforms historic Indian fishing dock

Mumbai - Indian fishermen unload their morning catch as sari-clad women carrying buckets on their heads walk past street art that has transformed one of Mumbai's oldest fishing docks into an exhibition space.

$81.3 million Van Gogh kicks off NY art auction season

New York - Christie's kicked off the fall auction season in New York on Monday a Vincent Van Gogh leading the way at $81.3 million with robust sales of impressionist and modern art.

Jean Nouvel: From napkin sketch to Abu Dhabi's architectural triumph

Paris - The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened its doors on Wednesday, started life as a simple sketch on a restaurant napkin, says French architect Jean Nouvel.

Designer shows the power of digital printing in new display

Amsterdam - A 3D printable Makerchair is currently on view at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum as part of the exhibition “Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.” This exhibit highlights the possibilities of digital printing.

French court returns WWII looted Pissarro painting to owner's family

Paris - A French court on Tuesday ordered the return of a painting by impressionist master Camille Pissarro to the family of a Jewish art collector dispossessed during World War II.

Louvre Abu Dhabi gears up for launch

Abu Dhabi - More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors this week, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time.

Dual exhibitions lift veil on Nazi-era art hoard

Bern - Hundreds of artworks from a spectacular collection hoarded by the son of a Nazi-era dealer will be shown for the first time since World War II in parallel exhibitions in Switzerland and Germany starting Thursday.

Radical Russian artist charged over Paris bank blaze

Paris - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner were charged on Wednesday with torching the facade of a Paris branch of France's central bank and placed in pre-trial detention, a legal source said.

'Too rude' for Louvre, sculpture adopted by Pompidou

Paris - A giant sculpture appearing to show a man having sex with an animal has caused a stir in Paris, where it has been adopted by the Pompidou Centre after being rejected as "too rude" by the Louvre.

Beards inspire new show by art duo Gilbert & George

Paris - While British art duo Gilbert & George are clean-shaven in real life, their latest series of surreal self-portraits sees them don beards made of wire mesh, foliage, flowers and even rabbits.

Spain court orders psychic to pay for Dali exhumation

Madrid - A Spanish court has dismissed a paternity lawsuit brought by a psychic who claimed to be Salvador Dali's illegitimate daughter and ordered her to pay for the exhumation of the surrealist painter's remains.

Picasso's mansion fails to find new buyer

Nice - A New Zealand financier has two months to come up with 20.1 million euros ($24 million) to buy Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's mansion on the French Riviera after no new bidders emerged Thursday.

Gold leaf from Napoleon's crown to go under hammer

Paris - A golden laurel leaf from Napoleon's crown is to go under the hammer next month, an auction house said Wednesday.

Last privately-owned Da Vinci to go on sale for $100 mn

New York - The last Leonardo Da Vinci painting still in the hands of a private collector will go under the hammer next month in New York, the Christie's auction house said Tuesday, estimating its worth at $100 million.
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