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Kim Whan-ki painting sells for $3.8 million

An abstract painting by Kim Whan-ki was auctioned for 30 million Hong Kong dollars ($3.86 million) at an auction in Hong Kong on Sunday, becoming the third most expensive piece of Korean art to be sol...

Updated : 2016.05.30 15:25

Museum of Russian impressionist art opens in Moscow

MOSCOW (AFP) -- A museum of Russian impressionist art opened in Moscow on Saturday amid efforts to promote the country’s little-known art movement to a global audience. Housed in a historic former chocolate factory, the private museum features a permanent exhibition of some 70 works by Ru...

Updated : 2016.05.30 15:24

Spain arrests seven over theft of Bacon paintings

MADRID (AFP) - Spanish police said Saturday they had arrested seven people suspected of involvement in the theft of five paintings worth 25 million euros ($27.8 million) by renowned British artist Francis Bacon.The paintings were reported stolen in July 2015 along with a safe containing co...

Updated : 2016.05.29 11:31

French artist makes Louvre pyramid disappear

PARIS (AFP) - How do you make the pyramid at the most famous museum in the world disappear? Turn to French artist JR.The one-time graffiti artist covered the Louvre’s glass pyramid with a vast black-...

Updated : 2016.05.29 11:31

Veteran actress Lee Hye-young returns in Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’

The much-beloved veteran actress Lee Hye-young is returning to the stage in a play about the pangs and cruelties of a life in theater, breaking a long absence from the stage. Lee made a brief return ...

Updated : 2016.05.26 15:08

[Herald Interview] Korean collector brings French art to Korea

Major works of French contemporary art will go on exhibition in Korea in December as part of the Korea-France Year celebration aimed at promoting cultural exchanges between the two countries.  Among ...

Updated : 2016.05.26 14:34

O’Keeffe Museum buys artist's rarely seen Lake George work

SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) -- The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe has acquired a rarely seen painting created by the artist in 1926. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the museum purchased “The Barns, Lake George” from Christie‘s Auction House in New York City for $3.3 million. T...

Updated : 2016.05.26 14:09

A dark twist to a not-so-fairy tale

Hailed as one of the U.K.’s most popular and successful choreographers and directors, Matthew Bourne will premiere his critically acclaimed “gothic romance” dance reinterpretation of the classic fa...

Updated : 2016.05.24 15:25

Banksy mystery in Rome -- will the artist show up to exhibition of his work?

ROME (AFP) -- A major exhibition of Banksy’s works opens in Rome on Tuesday and, as ever with the secretive British street artist, there is mystery attached. What will he make of a project he has no...

Updated : 2016.05.24 14:35

Fraud or common practice?

If a painting displayed in a gallery was not painted by the artist who signed it, what are viewers to make of it?  Such is the controversy that currently surrounds celebrity singer and painter Cho Yo...

Updated : 2016.05.23 15:25

China’s Weiwei turns Macedonia tear gas into art

ATHENS (AFP) - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has opened a new show in one of Athens’ top archaeological museums, with Macedonian police tear gas canisters as one of the main exhibits. The “Ai ...

Updated : 2016.05.23 13:53

Grandson to auction Miro paintings to help refugees

LONDON (AFP) - Some 28 works of art by the Spanish painter Joan Miro will be auctioned in London on Thursday, with the profits going towards helping refugees. The Miro sale at Christie's auction house in London is aiming to raise 50,000 euros ($56,600) for the Red Cross humanitarian organ...

Updated : 2016.05.19 17:46

Public art fest brings culture to back alleys of Seoul

Pil-dong, a small district filled with apartments and printing shops on the northwestern edge of Mount Namsan, is offering a variety of arts and cultural events from Thursday to Saturday.  The advert...

Updated : 2016.05.18 17:41

Kim Ki-min becomes first Korean ballerino to win top award

Kim Ki-min has become the first Korean ballerino to win the world’s most prestigious ballet award, organizers said Wednesday. The organizing committee of Benois de la Danse 2016 declared him the bes...

Updated : 2016.05.18 17:29

Jailed Russian artist says guards cracked rib in beating

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who is on trial for setting fire to the security service headquarters in a protest, on Tuesday accused guards of beating him and cracking his rib. “As I write these lines, my knee has been injured, I have a cracked rib and intern...

Updated : 2016.05.18 16:05