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France's classic 2CV car gets special edition — in wood

Paris - A wooden replica of Citroen's iconic "2CV", crafted by a French cabinetmaker using a mix of lumbers including apple, pear and cherry, is ready to hit the road.

Desert X exhibition reflects earth, sky, state of world

Los Angeles - A house clad in mirrors pops out of the California desert. It blends into the landscape, reflecting a kaleidoscope of the urban grid and arid valley of Palm Springs -- to the delight of photographers and selfie-seekers.

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.

Arts save young Mexicans from crime

Mexico - Ex-drug addict Fernando Rivera lived through hell as a youth from a poor and violent suburb of Mexico City -- until art saved him.Now, aged 24, he smiles as he shows the mask with a skull design that he wears when he creates paintings with a spray-can....

Hockney touches up tabloid logo ahead of retrospective

London - British artist David Hockney has turned his digital hand to Friday's masthead of The Sun, telling the tabloid of his painting and smoking habits ahead of a retrospective in London.

Oscar buzz dead, China clips 'Hooligan Sparrow' wings

Bejing - Ye Haiyan, one of China's most prominent women's rights activists, huddled in her unheated apartment on the outskirts of Beijing, waiting to learn if the documentary that propelled her to international fame would receive an Oscar nod.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

Ethiopian photographer seeks new portrayal of Africa

Addis Ababa - Surrounded by untidy stacks of paper and abandoned half-empty coffee cups, photographer Aida Muluneh chain smokes cigarettes in her Addis Ababa office and rails against the negative portrayals of Africa by foreigners.

Rise of Europe's far right 'different to 1930s': top historian

Paris - Europe is not slipping into the same dark tunnel of hate and nationalism that it did in the 1930s, one of the continent's leading historians told AFP.

Paint, urine and (fake) blood: Russia conservatives attack art shows

Moscow - Heading to an exhibition of photographs of Ukrainian troops, Russian art lecturer Anton Belikov slipped a can of red paint into his pocket.

As China rises, top-selling painter looks to his roots

Bejing - Blue-chip Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi built up a lucrative career by looking to the West for inspiration and buyers, but a new retrospective in Beijing reveals an unlikely turn back towards China's own aesthetics and traditions.

France's Apocalypse Tapestry to be restored to medieval glory

Angers - Dusty and somewhat faded, as befits its onetime use as insulation for horse stables, a priceless piece of medieval artistic heritage, France's Apocalypse Tapestry, is getting a welcome clean-up.

Gold toilet opens for business at Guggenheim

New York - The streets may be paved with gold in heaven but in New York, it's a gold toilet providing creature comfort - and an eyeful for visitors to the city's Guggenheim museum.

German mural for dead migrant boy vandalised

Frankfurt - Vandals have destroyed a mural in Germany dedicated to a Syrian toddler who drowned last year trying to reach Europe with his family, police said Thursday.

Crimea unveils gun-toting statue to celebrate Russian annexation

Simferopol - The authorities in Crimea on Saturday unveiled a bronze statue of a heavily armed Russian soldier to celebrate the peninsula's 2014 annexation from Ukraine.

Russia frees artist who torched security service door

Moscow - A Moscow court on Wednesday released radical performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky but gave him a hefty fine for torching the door of Russia's security service headquarters, in a rare show of leniency by the authorities.

Russian prosecutors urge release of radical artist Pavlensky

Moscow - In a rare appeal for leniency, Russian prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to release radical artist Pyotr Pavlensky with a hefty fine as he faces prison for torching the doors of the security service's headquarters.

Russian artist Pavlensky gives prize money to anti-police guerrillas

Moscow - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who is on trial for torching the door of the security service headquarters, said Friday he would give his prize money from a prestigious award to a group of vigilantes serving life sentences.

Russian artist refuses to testify at trial for torching security service HQ

Moscow - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky refused to testify in court on Wednesday at the first full hearing of his trial for setting fire to the security service headquarters in a political protest.

Jailed Russian artist Pavlensky says guards cracked rib in beating

Moscow - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who is on trial for setting fire to the security service headquarters in a protest, on Tuesday accused guards of beating him and cracking his rib.

Pimp my ride, Kenya-style

Nairobi - "Turn on the bass, yeah!" shouts Dennis, conductor and ticket tout onboard the Brain Freeze, an eardrum-bursting tricked-out Nairobi bus studded with blue neon lights.

Russian artist on trial for torching security service HQ door

Moscow - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky went on trial Thursday for setting fire to the door of the country's security service headquarters, a charge that risks three years in prison.

Mourners pay final tribute to celebrated Malian photographer

Bamako - Hundreds of mourners gathered in the Malian capital to pay their final respects to the late photographer Malick Sidibe, who won international acclaim with his vibrant black-and-white images which captured daily life in his native country.

Iconic African photographer Malick Sidibe dies at 80

Bamako - Pioneering Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, whose powerful black and white images of local life won him international acclaim and top awards, has died aged 80, his family said Friday.

NZ pupils' throats cut for real in Sweeney Todd play mishap

Wellington - Two pupils at an exclusive New Zealand school were hospitalised with neck wounds when a production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" became all too real, officials said Thursday.

Russian artist Pavlensky declared 'sane' after spy agency protest

Moscow - Radical Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, famous for protest performances that involve intense physical suffering, has been declared sane after a month in psychiatric hospital, he said Thursday.

Russia rejects nomination of jailed artist Pavlensky

Moscow - The organisers of Russia's top state art prize on Tuesday rejected the nomination of artist Pyotr Pavlensky for his performance setting fire to the headquarters of the Russian security service.

Review: Tarragon Theatre's Mustard is a must-see Toronto play Special

Toronto - By adding fantastical elements and excellent acting to the production, Tarragon Theatre's latest show Mustard is one of the most interesting pieces of Toronto theatre I've enjoyed in awhile.
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The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
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The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Sq...
The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Sq...
The fourth annual Luminato arts festival officially kicked off at downtown Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
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Bono at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2008
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Sings at all venues direct festival-goers
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Three Theatres, Marseille France
Toronto SummerWorks Performance Festival: Performance Bar  August 14  2014
Toronto SummerWorks Performance Festival: Performance Bar, August 14, 2014
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The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
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Model of a boarding school dorm in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 10"x7")
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British band Scritti Polliti
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Afro –contemporary arts on display in furniture
The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
Model of a library in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 15 x10 )
Model of a library in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 15"x10")
Model of a farm cart in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 4 x6 )
Model of a farm cart in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 4"x6")