Art

Banksy admits shredding stunt didn’t go as planned

New York, Oct 20 — Banksy has admitted that one of his biggest pranks yet didn’t really go according to plan. The British street artist...

Abstract Zao Wou-Ki painting fetches US$65 million

Hong Kong, September 28, 2018 -- A ten-meters-long triptych by Zao Wou-Ki — one of the 20th century’s most prominent Chinese painters — fetched...

Kusama Infinity – Film on legendary Japanese artist opens at Tara on Sept 21

Atlanta, September 19, 2018 - Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to...

“Crazy Rich Asians” – an all Asian cast in a major Hollywood film

Jon M. Chu (“Now You See Me 2”) directed the contemporary romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians,” based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin...

Monet station masterpiece, Picasso portrait lead London art sale

London, June 15, 2018 - A portrait of one of Picasso’s muses and a prized painting of a Paris train station by Claude Monet...

Chinese vase found in shoebox sells for $19 million

Paris, June 12, 2018- An 18th century Chinese vase found in a shoebox in an attic in France sold for 16.2 million euros ($19...

Study of Marco Polo’s will sheds new light on famed traveler

Rome, April 17, 2018 - On January 9, 1324, the Venetian traveler, merchant and writer Marco Polo was preparing for his final journey -...

Qing Dynasty bowl sells for record $30.4 million

Hong Kong, April 3, 2018 -- An extremely rare Qing Dynasty bowl made for the Chinese emperor Kangxi fetched US$30.4 million at an auction...

Van Gogh landscape expected to fetch millions at auction

Paris, April 2, 2018 - A landscape painting by Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh that went on display in Paris on Wednesday is expected...

Character building: Taiwan’s presidential calligraphers

Taipei, March 19, 2018 — Deep in the high-ceilinged corridors of Taiwan’s presidential office, calligraphers craft messages on behalf of the island’s leaders as...