A lost Van Dyck painting spotted on a British television programme failed to find a buyer at a Tuesday auction despite estimates it would fetch 1,000 times its original price.
Jeff Koons, one of world's highest paid artists, unveils his life work in New York on Friday, a chance to understand why his art is so celebrated, so loathed and so expensive.
The jury in the trial of Rolf Harris, the Australian entertainer accused of a string of sexual assaults against girls and young women, retired to consider their verdicts.
A painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold at an auction in Paris Wednesday for 13.5 million euros ($18.3 million), a record for the artist's work in France, auction house Sotheby's announced.
Have you heard the sound of jetigen? It is a Kazakh many-stringed harp-like instrument that is similar to Russian gusli.
Kazakhstani violin player Ordabek Duisen will perform as a concertmaster at the Classical Music Festival in Austrian Graz.
Turkish band BaBa Zula will perform at the 2nd music festival The Spirit of Tengri in Almaty on June 7th.
The lead singer of the Astana Opera Baurzhan Anderzhanov will sing in six performances of the German Aalto Musik-Theatre in Essen.
A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, taken by David Bailey, has been released to mark her 88th birthday on Monday, with the renowned photographer delighting in the "mischievous glint" in her eyes.
The lead singers of Astana Opera Medet Chotabayev and Sundet Baigozhin have signed contracts with Italian Lirico di Verona to the perform primary roles in Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme.
Astana Opera’s lead ballerina Aigerim Beketova has been invited to preform in Budapest and London with Boris Eifman’s troupe.
$1.8 million was spent on the Nauryz celebration in Astana.
Italy's Culture Minister Dario Franceschini Saturday called for a US guns dealer to withdraw an advertisement using an image of Michelangelo's David -- but with the famed statue holding a bolt-action rifle.
Emerging from the acrid fumes at a steelworks, artist Liu Bolin inspects the progress of his latest work -- a giant iron fist, poised to punch a hole through modern China.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei shrugged off the smashing of a $1 million Han dynasty vase that was part of his exhibition at a Miami museum, saying his works often get broken.
Tattoo artists in France, who were up in arms about a government ban on certain dyes, say the health ministry has reassured them they will be able to keep using coloured ink, attributing the uproar to a misunderstanding of thousands of pages of regulations.
Three oil paintings by Norman Rockwell, the celebrated 20th century master illustrator of everyday life in America, sold Wednesday for almost $60 million, setting a new record for the artist.
A street mural that was whitewashed by authorities because it highlighted Malaysia's crime problem has gone viral, with versions popping up across the country and earning their creator comparisons to UK graffiti artist Banksy.
Shocking, intimate and often bemusing to outsiders, the modern art produced by a small group of young Afghans would come as a surprise to connoisseurs who stalk the galleries of New York, London and Tokyo.
When the Stockholm Film Festival opens Wednesday, the jury will include world-famous Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei -- in spirit only, represented by an empty chair he designed himself.
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