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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.

Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble

Visso - Inside the crumbling medieval church of San Francesco di Visso, the "blue helmets" of the art world are racing to save a masterpiece damaged in Italy's devastating earthquake last year.

Graffiti vandals damage Kentridge Rome frieze

Rome - A giant frieze depicting the history of Rome on the walls lining the River Tiber has been damaged by graffiti writers, to the dismay of its creator, William Kentridge.

Shia LaBeouf anti-Trump art project shut down after threats

New York - An anti-Trump art project by actor Shia LaBeouf was shut down for a fourth time on Friday a day after it opened in its latest location, the British city of Liverpool.

Banksy West Bank hotel to receive first guests

Bethlehem - Secretive British street artist Banksy's hotel next to Israel's controversial separation wall was due to welcome its first customers Monday, two weeks after its surprise launch.

Man faces court for slashing Gainsborough painting at London museum

London - A man suspected of slashing an 18th century painting at Britain's National Gallery which featured in a James Bond film is due to appear in court on Monday.

Ai Weiwei slams 'shameful' politicians ignoring refugees

Prague - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Thursday slammed "shameful" politicians who ignore refugees as he launched a giant art installation centered on their fate at the National Gallery in Prague.

Ai Weiwei slams 'shameful' politicians ignoring refugees

Prague - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Thursday slammed "shameful" politicians who ignore refugees as he launched a giant art installation centered on their fate at the National Gallery in Prague.

South Africa's 'chicken feather' painter brushes off fame

Siyabuswa - Esther Mahlangu's colourful geometric artwork is exhibited in galleries around the world, but she remains in her South African village unfazed by fame and determined to preserve her ethnic Ndebele culture.

In Belfast, street art battles community rifts

Belfast - From the art of war to the art of peace: for decades Belfast adorned its walls with huge community murals marking the bloody history of the Northern Irish conflict.

Street artist Banksy opens Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem

Bethlehem - Secretive British street artist Banksy opened a hotel next to Israel's controversial separation wall in Bethlehem on Friday, his latest artwork in the Palestinian territories.

Street artist Banksy opens Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem

Bethlehem - Secretive British street artist Banksy opened a hotel next to Israel's controversial separation wall in Bethlehem on Friday, his latest artwork in the Palestinian territories.

Street artist Banksy opens Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem

Bethlehem - Secretive British street artist Banksy opened a hotel next to Israel's controversial separation wall in Bethlehem on Friday, his latest artwork in the Palestinian territories.

Upstaging jihad in Tunisia's impoverished mountains

- A rustic theatre where performers wear masks carved from cactus aims to win over young Tunisians in a long neglected mountain district that has become a cradle of jihadism.

Art as a refuge from France's terror attacks

Paris - Terrorist attacks in France over the past two years have provided grim inspiration for the country's artists -- and for some directly affected by the carnage, creating is helping to heal.

Huge art show questions legend of Vermeer the lone genius

Paris - A new blockbuster Vermeer exhibition which opens Wednesday aims to smash the myth that the Dutch master was a solitary genius who worked alone at home cut off from the world.

'Spiderman' thief gets eight years for $100m Paris art heist

Paris - A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who snatched five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday over one of the biggest art heists in recent years.
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