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Argentinian street artist creates art wall in Almaty

Argentinian street artists Marina Zumi has turned the walls of the Abilkhan Kasteev’s School of Art and Technical Design into a colorful masterpiece.

Argentinian street artist creates art wall in Almaty
Marina Zumi. Photo courtesy of facebook.com
Argentinian street artist Marina Zumi creates art installation in Almaty

Argentinian artist Marina Zumi who draws graffiti is creating an art installation in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Argentinian street artist Marina Zumi creates art installation in Almaty
Bakhytzhan Bukharbayev
Debut art works of Kazakh political analyst Bukharbayev in Almaty

Kazakhstani political analyst and blogger Bakhytzhan Bukharbayev has presented his debut art exhibition in Almaty.

Debut art works of Kazakh political analyst Bukharbayev in Almaty
A fragment of Bakhytbek Talkambayev's work. Photo by Marina Nizovkina
Artist in southern Kazakhstan draws healing paintings

An artist from Kazakhstan’s Shymkent Bakhytbek Talkambayev claims that his paintings can heal.

Artist in southern Kazakhstan draws healing paintings
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ArbatFest-2014: From public art to visual library

For the fifth year artists, musicians and actors from Kazakhstan and abroad transform Almaty into a magical and mysterious realm of art and wonder.

ArbatFest-2014: From public art to visual library
"The Magistrate Of Brussels" by Van Dyck. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Van Dyck discovered by British TV programme fails to sell

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.

Van Dyck discovered by British TV programme fails to sell
Artist Jeff Koons. ©Reuters/Lucas Jackson
Art superstar Koons unveils life work in New York

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.

Art superstar Koons unveils life work in New York
Claude Monet 'Water Lilies'. Photo courtesy of wikiart.org
Claude Monet 'Water Lilies' painting sells for $54 million

An iconic "Water Lilies" painting by French artist Claude Monet sold for £31.7 million ($54 million, 39.7 million euros) at a London sale, the second-highest sum paid for his work on record.

Claude Monet 'Water Lilies' painting sells for $54 million
A Picasso hidden in a Picasso
A Picasso hidden in a Picasso

A bearded man has been discovered in Pablo Picasso's "Blue Room" -- the painting, that is -- according to a US museum attempting to put an end to a decades-old question.

A Picasso hidden in a Picasso
Amedeo Modigliani’s Portrait of Paul Alexandre. Photo courtesy of wikiart.org
Modigliani painting sells at auction for 13.5 mn euros

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.

Modigliani painting sells at auction for 13.5 mn euros
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Australian gallery to return portrait lost under Nazis

An Australian gallery will return a portrait once thought the work of Vincent Van Gogh to its rightful owners in what is believed to be the country's first restitution of art lost under the Nazis.

Australian gallery to return portrait lost under Nazis
Malala portrait goes for $102,500 in New York
Malala portrait goes for $102,500 in New York

A painted portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, fetched $102,500 at auction Wednesday in New York -- with the money going to female education in Nigeria.

Malala portrait goes for $102,500 in New York
Barnett Newman, "Black Fire I". Photo courtesy of uploads4.wikipaintings.org
Barnett Newman painting sells at auction for $84 million

A painting by American Barnett Newman, "Black Fire I," went under the gavel for $84 million Tuesday at Christie's postwar and contemporary art auction in New York, a record price for the artist.

Barnett Newman painting sells at auction for $84 million
Picasso's Guernica used as backdrop to dance performance
Picasso's Guernica used as backdrop to dance performance

Pablo Picasso's anti-war masterpiece "Guernica", one of the world's most iconic paintings, on Sunday served as a backdrop to a dance performance for the first time in its 77-year history.

Picasso's Guernica used as backdrop to dance performance
Snowy Mountain, by Cui Ruzhuo. Photo courtesy of scmp.com
H.K. police search landfill for $3.7 mln painting

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.

H.K. police search landfill for $3.7 mln painting
Historic Veronese show opens in London
Historic Veronese show opens in London

A major exhibition of Renaissance master Veronese opens at London's National Gallery on Wednesday, bringing together for the first time in centuries around 50 works from the world-revered painter.

Historic Veronese show opens in London
Auction record smashed for Spanish cubist artist Gris
Auction record smashed for Spanish cubist artist Gris

Juan Gris's Cubist still life "Nature Morte a la Nappe a Carreaux" ("The Checked Tablecloth") sold for £34.8 million at a London sale Tuesday, smashing the auction record for the Spanish artist.

Auction record smashed for Spanish cubist artist Gris
Xavier Bonilla. Photo courtesy of ecuavisa.com
Ecuadoran cartoonist sanctioned over sketch

A newspaper cartoonist was sanctioned by a new Ecuadoran media watchdog after publishing an image deemed harmful to President Rafael Correa, the artist said Friday.

Ecuadoran cartoonist sanctioned over sketch
New York to auction art looted by Hitler deputy
New York to auction art looted by Hitler deputy

Four Old Masters stolen by the Nazis, including Hitler's deputy Hermann Goering, go under the hammer in New York this week where they are expected to fetch up to $1 million.

New York to auction art looted by Hitler deputy
'Mr Chow' comes home with Hong Kong exhibition
'Mr Chow' comes home with Hong Kong exhibition

Best known as a celebrity restaurateur Michael Chow is also a trained painter who, until recently, had not picked up his brushes for decades.

'Mr Chow' comes home with Hong Kong exhibition