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Drugs and late nights: micro-engraver carves out niche

Birmingham - Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else.

Migrants unseen in Israeli photographer's exhibition

Jerusalem - Photographer Ron Amir spent years visiting African migrants in the Israeli desert to understand the new world they had created. He came back with a provocative set of pictures -- without people in them.

Malaysia govt slammed over removal of LGBT portraits

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian government came under fire Thursday for ordering the removal of two LGBT activists' portraits from an exhibition, with campaigners labelling it an attack on the "dignity" of the gay community.

Brittany's capital revives forgotten heritage: Italian mosaics

Rennes - Italian mosaics, once all the rage in France, fell into neglect and ruin by the 1970s, when homeowners began covering them up with parquet floors or even linoleum.

Ukraine teens pen plays to bridge war divide

Kiev - A boy flees his war-scarred hometown, leaving his mother behind. A gay youth struggles for acceptance from his parents. A gang harasses a young black footballer.

Artist Christo launches 7,500 floating barrels in London

London - The artist Christo on Monday unveiled 7,506 coloured barrels floating on a lake in central London, a puzzling installation designed to stimulate debate as much as the senses.

Still no home for controversial US art memorial for Paris attacks

Paris - A site for a controversial art installation and memorial to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks by US artist Jeff Koons has still not been found, the culture ministry said Monday.

'Land of Fire': Azerbaijan's history and culture

Bakou - Azerbaijan holds a snap presidential election on Wednesday boycotted by the opposition and expected to extend the autocratic rule of President Ilham Aliyev.Here are five points on the culture and history of the Caspian Sea nation.

Brazil museum selling prized Jackson Pollock to stay afloat

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's Modern Art Museum is selling one of its most prized works, a Jackson Pollock painting, to help stay afloat.

Beyond belief: From strict ultra-Orthodox roots to street artist

Telavi - With her nose piercing, jeans and sweatshirt, rising street artist Sara Erenthal looks nothing like what she was 20 years ago -- a member of an extreme ultra-Orthodox Jewish group.

$1bn painting 'only matter of time' as art prices surge

Paris - The fine art market is going through such a boom that it is only a matter of time before a painting sells for $1 billion (818 million euros), according to a new report seen by AFP Wednesday.

Madrid art fair pulls Catalan 'political prisoners' installation

Madrid - An installation by a controversial Spanish artist which refers to Catalan separatist leaders as "political prisoners" was removed Wednesday from a major Madrid art fair at the request of the venue's operator.

Malaysian artist jailed for clown caricature of PM

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian artist was jailed for a month Tuesday for publishing a caricature of scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak looking like a clown, the latest government critic to be imprisoned.

The Clairvoyants talk 2018 tour, NYCB Theatre at Westbury show Special

Westbury - The Clairvoyants chatted with Digital Journal about their upcoming show at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on March 16, 2018.

Robin Bell, artist and anti-Trump activist

Washington - Robin Bell, multimedia artist and Donald Trump foe, regularly projects messages onto the facade of Trump International Hotel in Washington to "visually" denounce the American president's policies.

Delayed Bolshoi 'Nureyev' to premiere with director under arrest

Moscow - A Bolshoi Theatre ballet based on the life of Russian dance legend Rudolf Nureyev that was abruptly pulled in the summer will premiere Saturday, despite its director remaining under house arrest.

Lubaina Himid becomes oldest winner of UK's Turner Prize

London - Lubaina Himid, 63, on Tuesday became the oldest winner of the Turner Prize, Britain's most prestigious yet controversial visual art award, for her works celebrating black creativity.

Artist donates faeces to gut-busting research

Wellington - Faeces appears to be as unique as fingerprints, according to New Zealand research released Sunday which could impact on the growing push towards personalised medicine and tailored treatments.

Indian art market back in the black

New Delhi - India's art market has emerged from a blue period with a flourish, as prices rise and the world starts to take note of its modern treasures.

Exiled Parisian Impressionists reunite in London show

London - Nearly 150 years after the Franco-Prussian War prompted artists to flee Paris, the works of Claude Monet and other Impressionists in London are to go on display in the British capital.

Russian theatre director placed under house arrest

Moscow - A Russian court placed the head of a Moscow youth theatre under house arrest on Friday in connection to a controversial fraud case linked to the acclaimed director Kirill Serebrennikov.

The forgotten history of Rodin's Napoleon, found in New Jersey

Washington - Napoleon Bonaparte and Auguste Rodin are both household names in their own right. But a bust of the French emperor created by the master sculptor faded into oblivion in an American town, only to be discovered by chance.

Writing's on the wall for Trump, Zuckerberg in West Bank

Bethlehem - Newly daubed graffiti on the Israeli wall cutting off the occupied West Bank lambasts US President Donald Trump and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Baryshnikov, Youssou N'Dour among top art prize winners

Paris - The Russian ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and Senegalese music star Youssou N'Dour were among the winners of one of the art world's richest prizes Tuesday.

Big names flock to Cuba's first contemporary art space

Havana - For decades, Cubans have been used to the revolutionary slogan "La lucha continua," or "the struggle goes on.

Alien Trump descends on Mexico in artist's billboard

Mexico - His skin is blue, his face contorted and his eyes bulge from his head, but the hair is unmistakable: that alien in the giant billboard over one of Mexico City's busiest roads is Donald Trump.

'Fighting for their fate': Chinese kids adopted by MMA club

Chengdu - The 13-year-old fighter in training starts his day at 8 a.m.

S. Korea former presidential aide jailed over artist blacklist

Seoul - A top aide close to South Korea's disgraced former president was sentenced to three years Thursday for blacklisting nearly 10,000 artists seen as critical of Park Geun-Hye's government.

Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus

Paphos - Inside an art gallery on the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Selma Bolayir draws a large yellow sun on a black-and-white picture of a South Vietnamese soldier who appears to be crying.

'Parthenon of Books' — monumental artwork protests censorship

Kassel - It looks like the monumental temple standing imposingly at the Acropolis in Athens. But this replica in central Germany is not built with marble, but books that have been or remain banned.
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