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French artist is entombed in rock for a week

A French artist was entombed Wednesday inside a 12-metric ton boulder for a week, saying, “I think I can take it.”With the world‘s press looking on, the two halves of the limestone rock were closed...

Updated : 2017.02.23 15:25

Burkina architect Kere honoured with UK pavilion project

Burkina Faso’s Diebedo Francis Kere will be the first African architect to design a temporary pavilion in London’s Hyde Park, a prestigious assignment given to a world-famous architect every year.Ke...

Updated : 2017.02.22 14:58

Huge art show questions legend of Vermeer the lone genius

A new blockbuster Vermeer exhibition which opens Wednesday aims to smash the myth that the Dutch master was a solitary genius who worked alone at home cut off from the world.The Louvre in Paris has ga...

Updated : 2017.02.22 14:55

NY's Met Museum offers exercise amid world-class art

“This offers you amazing moments,” said participant Oliver Ryan, who runs a New York corporate wellness company. “We did our first stretch, and there in the vast gallery was Perseus holding the hea...

Updated : 2017.02.20 13:38

Cuban graffiti artist makes his mark in Havana

The whimsical designs of the graffiti artist with the signature Yulier P. began to appear randomly on walls around Havana three years ago. The first ones were large abstract renderings of rabbits, the...

Updated : 2017.02.15 13:31

‘Renaissance man’ Tillmans show blends politics and art

Fake news, Brexit and genitals: a Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition opening at the Tate Modern on Wednesday is an eclectic show that the edgy German artist says is as much about poetry and art as politics....

Updated : 2017.02.15 13:23

Museum to feature artist’s take on stolen Gardner works

A Massachusetts art museum is offering visitors a unique glimpse of the 13 masterpieces stolen more than a quarter century ago from the Gardner Museum in Boston.The exhibit opening Tuesday at the Mead Art Museum in Amherst is the work of San Francisco-based artist Kota Ezawa. According to ...

Updated : 2017.02.14 13:49

LA tower ridiculed as ‘$1 million jukebox’ may get face-lift

For 40 years, Joseph Young festooned public buildings, open spaces and private places across his adopted city of Los Angeles with dozens of brilliant, colorful mosaics, larger-than-life murals and tow...

Updated : 2017.02.13 18:00

Guggenheim celebrates immigrant roots in age of Trump

The Guggenheim Museum is highlighting the work of some of the visionaries who shaped its collection, using the occasion to note immigrants‘ contributions to American art weeks after President Donald Trump signed a travel ban.A show opening Friday in New York features works collected by fo...

Updated : 2017.02.13 17:52

‘Violence’ moves NY museum to shut down anti-Trump art show

NEW YORK (AFP) -- A streaming video performance installation that aimed to provide a forum for anti-Trump expression was shut down after it became “a flashpoint for violence,” New York’s Museum of the Moving Image said Friday.The participatory project “He Will Not Divide US,” by actor...

Updated : 2017.02.12 12:08

Painting stolen by Nazis returned to Jewish owner’s heirs

NEW YORK (AP) - Some 80 years ago, the Nazis forced prominent German Jewish art gallery owner Max Stern to sell his family’s roughly 400-piece collection before he was exiled from his country.FBI age...

Updated : 2017.02.09 13:48

Traveling exhibition features Rockwell‘s ‘Four Freedoms’

STOCKBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) - Norman Rockwell’s most celebrated series of paintings is embarking on a multiyear tour across the US and to Europe.  The exhibit titled “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms” opens June 2018 at the New York Historical Society and ...

Updated : 2017.02.08 16:14

New document by Chun Kyung-ja says ‘Beautiful Woman’ is fake

A document surfaced Tuesday that suggests “Beautiful Woman” might be a fake, in the latest twist in the decadeslong dispute over the painting‘s authenticity.The bereaved family and lawyers of renowned painter Chun Kyung-ja unveiled the notarized paper written by the painter herself, on ...

Updated : 2017.02.08 16:14

Original Korean musical to open off-Broadway

“Interview: A New Musical” will open in New York City on Friday, becoming the first original Korean musical, written and composed by Korean artists, to be mounted off-Broadway at the Theatre at St. ...

Updated : 2017.02.07 15:13

Stolen Van Goghs on show in Naples

NAPLES, Italy (AFP) -- Two Van Gogh masterpieces stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 and recovered last year in Italy will be on show in Naples from Tuesday until Feb. 26.The brief exhibition at the Capodimon...

Updated : 2017.02.07 15:01