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Art firm makes millions from alleged forged Aboriginal paintings

A pop-up online auction firm has traded million dollar art works, selling paintings purported to be created by high-profile Aboriginal artists even after receiving notification that they were probably forgeries.

The color principle that drives up used car value

Selecting your car from a certain subset of colors may be the key to getting a great value later on according to one major driving site.

Hidden paintings found at Angkor Wat

Long-lost paintings that are almost 500 years old have been re-discovered on the walls of the ancient Angkor Wat in Cambodia by a researcher from the Australian National University (ANU).

Canadian artist infuses florals with emotion Special

Toronto - Artist Bobbie Burgers is one of Canada's most celebrated and popular working artists. Known for her lush, large-scale floral depictions, she's had sold out shows for over 10 years. Her latest exhibition explores emotion and the fleeting nature of beauty.

Hong Kong police search landfill for $3.7 mln painting

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police on Wednesday searched for a valuable painting mistakenly dumped in a landfill after it sold for $3.7 million at auction, reports said.

Review: Francis Bacon And Henry Moore Together In Terror And Beauty Special

Toronto - The work of two wildly different artists is paired for a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. While it's ambitious, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty disappoints with a false sense of connection between the artists.

George W. Bush releases his 'inner Rembrandt' with new exhibit

Dallas - Former U.S. president-turned-painter George W. Bush has announced an art exhibit featuring his latest creations set to debut Saturday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Lowry collection nets £15 million at London sale

London - A collection of works by LS Lowry sold for £15.2 million ($25 million, 18.2 million euros)at a London auction, with a painting of Piccadilly Circus topping the night's bidding at £5.1 million.

Stolen Rembrandt found after 15 years

Some 15 years after it was stolen, a 17th Century painting by the renowned Dutch master Rembrandt has been recovered in France.

This parrot is actually a woman posing in bodypaint

What looks exactly like a parrot perched on a stump is really the work of artist Johannes Stoetter, who lives in Italy. He spent four hours painting the woman's body using special breathable paint.

Conjuring Burroughs Special

New York - Katelan Foisy was a drug addict by the time she was 20. She lost both her lover and her best friend in a short span of time, but found inspiration as an artist and businesswoman through an unlikely source: the work of William S. Burroughs.

John Constable oil sketch discovered

A previously unknown oil sketch by landscape artist John Constable has been discovered. The painting was found hidden behind one of his paintings by museum staff.

The Met's Balthus Show Offers Meditations on Power And Sex Special

New York - There’s a special sort of power in the new Balthus exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one combining the whimsy and fearlessness of youth with the tension of the male gaze.

Newly-discovered painting 'proven to be Leonardo da Vinci's'

A painting belonging to an Italian family was hidden away in the vault of a Swiss bank. It has now been authenticated as being the work of Leonardo da Vinci.

'Calvin' of Calvin and Hobbes fame all grown up in new painting Special

An image showing a painting of Calvin and Hobbes is going viral. The painting depicts an adult Calvin holding his beloved childhood buddy.

Project Compassion: Artist paints those killed in action (video)

Manti - Kaziah Hancock is a patriot with a difference. A skilled artist living in Utah, she paints portraits of sons and daughters who have been killed in action as a memorial for their families.

Laurel Holloman's new abstract art show lands in Berlin Special

American painter Laurel Holloman continues her successful series of European exhibitions, after her first two solo art shows last year in Paris, France, and Venice, Italy; this time on German soil, in the heart of Berlin.

Jon Cattapan announced as Bulgari Art Award winner Special

Sydney - The winner of the Bulgari Art Award 2013 was announced at the Art Gallery of NSW by Dr Michael Brand, director of the Art Gallery of NSW and Julie Ann Morrison, managing director of Bulgari Australia and UK.

In the present-day art scene, fragmentation delivers from vacuums Special

In a year-end analysis by the Huffington Post, 25 upcoming exhibits were profiled as the artists to watch; I caught up with local New York City artist Brad Darcy for his perspectives on the machinations of present-day art creation.

New mural at The Block in Redfern Special

Sydney - A new work of art has been created for The Block in an area close to Redfern Station, which has traditionally been home to many Aboriginal people.

Rapper/painter Chali 2na to host first ever art exhibition

Los Angeles - Jurassic 5 co-founder Chali 2na will be showcasing his talents as a painter Friday February 15 in LA at an exhibition at Mr. Music Head Art Gallery. The Chicago native first earned notoriety as a rapper in LA's underground Hip-Hop scene with Jurassic 5.

Interview with artist M. Aamir Naseer Special

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, M. Aamir Naseer holds a BSc in biomedical science from Staffordshire University. He is also a digital painter and aspiring author with a knack for not letting challenges, especially dyslexia, get in the way.

Poland to investigate Swedish artist's claim of Holocaust ashes

Lublin - Recently Swedish artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff claimed that he had created artwork using human ashes from the Majdanek Nazi death camp in Poland. Now Poland is investigating the claim and the artist may face a prison sentence.

Afghan Canadian artist brings plight of Afghan women to the world

Lunenburg - A 22-year-old Afghan Canadian is not only receiving praise from those in her home town in Nova Scotia, she is also being recognized by the international art community for her artistic depictions of life for women in Afghanistan.

Controversy as Swedish artist paints with Holocaust ashes

Lund - A controversy is raging as Swedish artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff unveils a painting made using ashes of Holocaust victims, taken from the Majdanek Nazi death camp in Poland.

Da Vinci's lost masterpiece found

Milan - Police in Italy have tracked down and returned to Italy a lost Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece: an incomplete fresco painting of the 'Battle of Anghiari' called the Doria Panel.

Scottish artist William Turnbull has died

The renowned Scottish artist William Turnbull has died aged 90. Although Turnbull excelled in a variety of media, it was sculpture for which he was most well known and admired

Mickalene Thomas shows her soul at the Brooklyn Museum Special

New York - Brooklyn painter Mickalene Thomas is receiving her first major show at the Brooklyn Museum. The New Jersey-born artist puts a female spin on art history while portraying a strong, highly eroticized vision of femininity.

Men now allowed to attend exhibition of women artists

Edinburgh - After being excluded for a month, men are now allowed to attend an exhibition of women only artists at an art gallery in Edinburgh.

Woman buys valuable painting at Goodwill, almost painted over it

A North Carolina woman recently found herself in possession of a valuable painting she'd bought at a Goodwill store. She'd only bought it for the canvas, as she wanted to paint over it.
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Painting on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Bentonville  Ark.
Painting on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville, Ark.
Bobbie Burgers  latest exhibition explores the roles of memory and longing  using the context of flo...
Bobbie Burgers' latest exhibition explores the roles of memory and longing, using the context of florals as a means for expression.
Billy Wishloff
The Keyhole Sessions
The Keyhole Sessions
The Keyhole Sessions
Sunset at Montmajour  by Vincent Van Gogh
Sunset at Montmajour, by Vincent Van Gogh
public domain
Four frigates capturing Spanish treasure ships
Four frigates capturing Spanish treasure ships
Francis Sartorius
Glenn Ligon   No Room (Gold) #42   2007. Oil and acrylic on canvas. 32 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the ...
Glenn Ligon, "No Room (Gold) #42", 2007. Oil and acrylic on canvas. 32 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Image courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Photo by Joshua White © Glenn Ligon
Joshua White
Painting on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Bentonville  Ark.
Painting on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville, Ark.
Some of the art on a French wall  by artist MWM
Some of the art on a French wall, by artist MWM
YouTube screenshot
Painting of fishing boats for sale at First Saturday on the River and Kiss-a-Pig Campaign kick-off a...
Painting of fishing boats for sale at First Saturday on the River and Kiss-a-Pig Campaign kick-off at Savannah's river front. Savannah, Ga. 3/2/13
 Ozarks
"Ozarks"
Dana Idlet
Tommy Watson Masterpiece.
Tommy Watson Masterpiece.
Adam Knight - Tommy Watson Masterpiece
This painting inside the art gallery shows beloved wives and children
This painting inside the art gallery shows beloved wives and children
Alice Walton referred to the painting by Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) entitled Untitled (1952-1953  Oil...
Alice Walton referred to the painting by Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) entitled Untitled (1952-1953, Oil on canvas) during her commencement remarks. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR May 12, 2012
early abstract elephant painting - artist unknown
early abstract elephant painting - artist unknown
LS Lowry standing in front of an easel
LS Lowry standing in front of an easel
File photo
 Assault on the Tuileries  on Aug 10  1792  during the French Revolution  painting at the Musée du ...
'Assault on the Tuileries' on Aug 10, 1792, during the French Revolution, painting at the Musée du chateau de Versailles
Jean Duplessis-Bertaux (1747–1819)
The defaced Rothko painting
The defaced Rothko painting
BBC News
Detail from Marie: Femme Noire Nue Couchee 2012 Rhinestone  acrylic  oil and enamel on wood panel 96...
Detail from Marie: Femme Noire Nue Couchee 2012 Rhinestone, acrylic, oil and enamel on wood panel 96 x 120 x 2 in. (243.8 x 304.8 x 5.1 cm) by Mickalene Thomas.
The Salon I  1941-1943. Oil on canvas  44 1/2 × 57 3/4 in. (113 × 146.7 cm). Minneapolis Institute...
The Salon I, 1941-1943. Oil on canvas, 44 1/2 × 57 3/4 in. (113 × 146.7 cm). Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The John R. Van Derlip Fund and William Hood Dunwoody Fund.
Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski).
My rubbery world  painting by Greg Dwyer
My rubbery world, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer