More than 2 million take to streets calling for Park’s resignation

The Korea Herald > Entertainment > Arts

Guggenheim museum in Helsinki gets rejected

HELSINKI (AP) -- The Helsinki City Council has after heated late night debate rejected a plan to build a Guggenheim art museum in the Finnish capital mainly on financial grounds.Closing a marathon session of nearly six hours, the 85-member city council voted 53-32 early Thursday to bury th...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:41

Director of Spain's Prado museum to leave post after 15 years

MADRID (AFP) -- Spain's Prado art museum said Wednesday its director Miguel Zugaza will leave his post in 2017 after a 15-year run that included the biggest expansion of the world-renowned gallery.Zugaza, 52, has decided to return to his previous job as director of Bilbao’s Fine Arts Muse...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:40

Rome show explores painter Artemisia Gentileschi's art, life

ROME (AP) -- Artemisia Gentileschi was unusual for achieving success as a female painter in the male-dominated art world of the 17th century. But many admirers know her more for her fame in courageously testifying -- including under torture -- against a painter who repeatedly raped her whe...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:01

Late artist Kim Whan-ki makes record-breaking sale, again

A pioneer of Korean abstract art, Kim Whan-ki, has once again broken the record for the most expensive piece of Korean art sold, confirming the artist’s lasting global appeal. His yellow dotted paint...

Updated : 2016.11.28 17:14

2 artworks in 1: Double-sided Pechstein on display

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A new exhibit of Max Pechstein's “Still Life with Nude, Tile, and Fruit” takes viewers not only behind the scenes of the German artist’s career, but also behind the paintin...

Updated : 2016.11.28 14:26

NY subway inspires Broadway's first a capella musical

NEW YORK (AFP) -- New York's cityscape reverberates with pounding jackhammers and blaring car horns, but it’s the cacophonous subway that perhaps best epitomizes the bustling metropolis.A chorus of v...

Updated : 2016.11.28 14:24

Kim Whan-ki's painting breaks S. Korean sale record at 6.32 bln won

A painting by Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki has been sold for 6.32 billion won (US$5.36 million) on Sunday, making it the most expensive South Korean art work ever sold.At Seoul Auction's 20th Hong Kong Sale, held at the Hong Kong Grand Hyatt, the yellow-dotted oil painting named "12-...

Updated : 2016.11.27 21:29

[Arts calendar] Musicals, exhibitions, concerts and more

Pop Music “Hyundai Card Curated 31 Dean with Club Eskimo”: Rhythm and blues singer-producer Dean is holding a concert with members of music movement Club Eskimo, which include rappers Crush, Punchnello and producer Millic, among others, on Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. at the Hyundai Card Understag...

Updated : 2016.11.25 14:38

Hyesang Park returns home to play Juliet

Rising opera star Hyesang Park is returning to South Korea to take on the role of one of the most iconic leading ladies -- Shakespeare’s Juliet. Park will be performing in the Korea National Opera’s...

Updated : 2016.11.24 17:13

Latin American art sells for nearly $23m at Christie's auction

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Christie’s on Wednesday wrapped up one of its biggest auctions of Latin American art at $22.7 million, with seven Cuban painters drawing record prices as interest in the region's ar...

Updated : 2016.11.24 14:32

Artday to hold November auction

Herald Artday, a subsidiary of Herald Corp., is holding an online auction from Nov. 25 to 29, presenting major works of art by contemporary Korean and international artists. The art auction will feat...

Updated : 2016.11.23 14:46

[Herald Review] Artist Yoo Young-kuk’s paintings brought to life online

A man of solitude and routine, the late artist Yoo Young-kuk devoted more than seven hours to his art every day. Even at the age of 60, he continued to focus on honing the basic techniques of painting...

Updated : 2016.11.22 17:01

Tintin drawing sells for record 1.55 mn euros in Paris

PARIS (AFP) - An original drawing from the popular Tintin adventure “Explorers on the Moon” sold for a record 1.55 million euros ($1.64 million) at a Paris auction on Saturday, auction house Artcuri...

Updated : 2016.11.21 14:54

David LaChapelle on beauty and intuition

To pave a way for himself, US photographer David LaChapelle left his home in Connecticut at the age of 15 to pursue photography in New York, where he spent most of his youth in the darkroom. “I just...

Updated : 2016.11.20 15:54

[Arts calendar] Musicals, exhibitions, concerts and more

 Chung Kyung-wha (PRM)Classical music“Hyungi Kim Brahms Violin Sonata Recital”: Herald Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Hyungi Kim will tackle the works of Brahms in her upcoming solo recital. A gr...

Updated : 2016.11.18 15:36