China artist Ai Weiwei releases 'Dumbass' Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei released a foul-mouthed heavy rock song titled "Dumbass" on Wednesday, with a video parodying his months in police detention.
22 мая 2013
NY auction houses toast staggering billion dollar week Two of New York's leading auction houses combined for the art world's richest sales week ever, with works going under the hammer for a breathtaking total of more than one billion dollars.
20 мая 2013
Christie's art auction sells nearly half billion dollars A blockbuster auction of Contemporary art in New York, including a record $58.4 million for a Jackson Pollock drip painting, fetched nearly half a billion dollars on Wednesday -- the biggest haul ever at an art auction.
17 мая 2013
Jackson Pollock work sells for record $58.4 million A Jackson Pollock drip painting sold Wednesday at Christie's in New York for a record $58.4 million and a work by one-time graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat set another record at $48.8 million.
16 мая 2013
DiCaprio environmental art auction tops $33 million Leonardo DiCaprio urged wealthy art collectors Monday to bid at an environmental charity auction in New York as if the planet's fate "depends on us" -- and they responded by splashing out $33.3 million.
14 мая 2013
Getty Museum in LA lands Rembrandt, Canaletto works The Getty Museum of Los Angeles announced Thursday it has acquired a self-portrait by Rembrandt and a painting by the Venetian artist Canaletto.
11 мая 2013
Chinese professor fined in poetry row: report A Chinese court ordered a controversial professor who claims descent from the ancient sage Confucius to apologise and pay a fine after a heated online row over poetry.
11 мая 2013
Brazil art to be showcased at Sotheby's in New York Brazilian contemporary art takes center stage at Sotheby's in New York this month in the latest sign of the South American giant's global rise.
02 мая 2013
Mystery play equals Olivier record at London ceremony The stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" on Sunday claimed seven prizes at Britain's prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards.
29 апреля 2013
Historic Chinese silk scroll up for auction in France A section of a silk handscroll depicting a historically important trip by China's longest-serving Emperor is to go up for auction in France next week.
20 апреля 2013
Murakami book print run hits 1 million in week The Japanese publisher of the new novel by Haruki Murakami said Thursday it had ordered one million copies of the book, less than a week after it went on sale.
18 апреля 2013
Kazakhstan Modern Art exhibition receives Sergey Kuryokhin award Nailya Allakhverdiyeva won in the Best Curatorial Project category at Sergey Kuryokhin award for the exhibition Bride’s Face. Kazakhstan Modern Art.
11 апреля 2013
Group bids to halt Paris auction of Hopi tribal artifacts Tribal peoples' advocacy group Survival International said Tuesday it had filed a court action in Paris in an effort to halt the sale of sacred objects from Arizona's Hopi indians.
11 апреля 2013
Sensational $1-bln art gift 'transforms' New York Met Cosmetics billionaire Leonard Lauder has given New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art an astonishing, no-strings-attached collection of Cubist art that he assembled over four decades.
10 апреля 2013
Michelangelo enlisted to help deter youth crime in Italy Michelangelo's art might help deter Italian youths from a life of crime, the interior minister said Monday, praising the loan of a drawing by the Renaissance master to a school in a rough suburb of Naples.
09 апреля 2013
International Opera Festival held in Almaty This time the festival is timed to the 200th anniversary of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.
03 апреля 2013
Digital kills beauty: supermodel photographer Sante D'Orazio, a photographer at the heart of the supermodel era, said the switch to digital cameras means greater detail than ever before, but the loss of something more important: beauty.
30 марта 2013
Japan's high-tech kabuki theatre set to open The curtain is about to go up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki-za performing art, sited in a high-tech venue in a 29-storey Tokyo office building.
25 марта 2013
Famed French cave paintings on exhibit in Chicago Stunning reproductions of the famed cave paintings of Lascaux are being displayed for the first time outside of France at an exhibit in Chicago.
20 марта 2013
Warhol's Marilyn lips lead online auction An online-only auction of a trove of Andy Warhol's lesser, but often hitherto unavailable works, raised $2.3 million at Christie's, with a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe's lips coming out on top.
07 марта 2013

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