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Review: Reza’s ‘Art’ loses little of its bite in new Soulpepper remount Special

Toronto - It’s easy to satirize modern art, especially if you don’t get it. It’s harder to turn a disagreement on art into a funny, biting examination of male fragility. The latter achievement is why Yasmina Reza’s 1994 play “‘Art’” holds up well.

Leave our graffiti on the walls, say Sudan protesters

Khartoum - The graffiti that symbolised Sudan's uprising are being painted over across the capital Khartoum, protest leaders complained Wednesday, urging the military authorities to stop their whitewashing.

Art exhibit in Lake Ontario highlights plight of refugees

If you look out over the shoreline of Lake Ontario, at the foot of Toronto’s Harbour Square Park, you’re likely to see a vibrantly-coloured tribute to the many lives tossed into chaos in the ongoing global refugee crisis.

World can see museum restore Rembrandt's 'Night Watch'

Amsterdam - Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on Monday began the biggest ever restoration of Rembrandt's "The Night Watch", building a giant glass case around the famed painting so the world can see the work carried out live.

Images of since-'erased' Sudanese protest art shown in London

London - Sudanese anti-government protesters painted blistering images of defiance -- raised fists and rallying cries -- on the walls at their recent weeks-long sit-in demonstration in Khartoum that ended in a bloody crackdown.

Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

Toulouse - A painting thought to be a "lost masterpiece" by Italian painter Caravaggio has been bought two days before it was due to go under the hammer in France.

Gun 'that ended Van Gogh's life' sells for nearly triple estimate

Paris - The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself sold for 162,500 euros ($182,000) at a Paris auction on Wednesday -- nearly three times the estimate.

Gun 'Van Gogh killed himself with' to go under hammer

Paris - The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself is to go under the hammer Wednesday at a Paris auction house.

China's largest ever Picasso exhibition opens

Bejing - The largest Picasso exhibition ever held in China opens on Saturday, featuring more than 100 works -- many of them from the artist's early years.

Mexico unearths what may be historic recording of Frida Kahlo

Mexico - Iconic 20th-century artist Frida Kahlo has one of the best-known faces on the planet, but the world at large has never heard the Mexican painter's voice -- until, possibly, now.

Chinese artists set new records at Paris auction

Paris - Paintings by two of the "Three Musketeers" of Chinese art, Chu Teh-Chun and Zao Wou-Ki, have set new records, going for nearly 10 million euros ($11.2 million) at a Paris auction.The abstract work "Synthese hivernale C" by Chu went for more than 5.

Chinese cartoonist slams Twitter for refusing Tiananmen emoji

Fpo - Chinese artist Badiucao, whose anonymous political satire infuriated Beijing, on Thursday announced a protest campaign against Twitter for what he says is pandering to China, after the platform's refusal to create a special tank man emoji to mark the 3...

Chinese cartoonist Badiucao unmasks after Beijing threats

Fpo - A Chinese cartoonist whose anonymous political satire earned him comparisons with Banksy -- and the wrath of Beijing -- has outed himself as a former law school student who became politicised after watching a Tiananmen Square documentary in a dorm room...

50 years later, Montreal celebrates Lennon-Ono 'bed-in' for peace

Montr - John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent a week in pajamas in 1969 at The Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal, welcoming journalists and recording "Give Peace a Chance" as the Vietnam War raged.

Monet painting draws $110.7 mn at New York auction

New York - A Claude Monet painting from his celebrated "Meules" (Haystacks) series drew $110.7 million in New York on Tuesday in an auction record for the French Impressionist master.

Suspected Banksy work tackles climate protests

London - A new work believed to be by British street artist Banksy appeared near London's Marble Arch on Friday, where climate change protesters have camped out for days.

Bashir's overthrow inspires Sudan graffiti artists

Khartoum - With the fall of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's long stifled graffiti artists are finally able to express their art, painting the country's revolution in murals and portraits flourishing across Khartoum's walls.

Notre-Dame paintings removed amid lead pollution fears

Paris - French art experts headed into the stricken Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris to remove all the remaining paintings on Friday despite warnings from an environmental group that the site could be a toxic health threat.

Stolen Van Goghs due back on display after 16 years

Den Haag - Two Vincent van Gogh masterpieces stolen 16 years ago from the Amsterdam museum dedicated to his works will go back on display this week after extensive restoration, curators said Tuesday.

Ai Weiwei unveils Lego portraits of Mexico's missing students

Mexico - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei unveiled a series of portraits Thursday made with around one million Lego blocks, depicting 43 Mexican students who were abducted and apparently massacred in 2014.

Charlie Daniels announces The Alliance Collection at the Pentagon

Washington - Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels and his non-profit organization, The Journey Home Project, have formed a partnership with the Rich Poverty organization, in an effort to put together a new art exhibit at the Pentagon.

Success shreds JR's Louvre illusion

Paris - A whimsical collage in the courtyard of France's Louvre art museum had a short shelf life after a swarm of tourists and art lovers left it in shreds.

Picasso in I.Coast? A village tells of its brush with the artist

Botro - "I'm sure! I tell you, he came. I saw him!" insists Soro Navaghi, keen to extinguish any doubts about Picasso's visit to a small Ivorian village famed for its painted textiles.

FBI to return Nazi-stolen art to Jewish collector's heirs

New York - A painting stolen from the family of art collector Adolphe Schloss by Germans during the World War II occupation of France will be returned to his descendants in New York, the French consulate said in a statement Tuesday.

Spanish king's inflammable statue sparks art fair row

Madrid - Want to burn a statue of Spain's King Felipe VI? For 200,000 euros, it's a deal -- a contractual obligation, even -- at Madrid's ARCO contemporary art fair, where two artists known for courting controversy are showing a giant effigy of the monarch.

'Gagging' law protecting Cuban culture draws artists' ire

Havana - A law obliging Cuban artists to register with the ministry of culture has created controversy on the Caribbean island known for its spontaneous musical tradition.

Five 'Hitler' paintings to go under hammer in Nuremberg

Nuremberg - Five paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler will be auctioned off Saturday in the German city of Nuremberg, sparking anger that the Nazi memorabilia market is alive and well.

Mini mice architecture draws crowds in Sweden

Malm - With a grin spreading across his face, a man bends down to take a photo of a miniature rubbish bin and street sign at the foot of a building in the southern Swedish town of Malmo.Lost items from a dollhouse?

Suspect held over brazen art theft from Moscow museum

Moscow - Russian police on Monday detained a man they believe snatched a 19th-century painting off the wall in a busy Moscow museum then strolled out past visitors and security.

Suspect nabbed in brazen art theft from Moscow museum

Moscow - A man who snatched a 19th-century painting off the wall in a busy Moscow museum and calmy walked out has been arrested, authorities said Monday.
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