Art News

  • November 28, 2018

    Massachusetts man stole Warhol paintings, sold fakes: prosecutors

    A Massachusetts man was arrested on Wednesday and accused by federal prosecutors of stealing two Andy Warhol paintings from a former college classmate and then using them to produce knockoffs that he sold on eBay. Brian Walshe, 43, sold ...more
  • November 27, 2018

    Buyer goes ahead with purchase of shredded Banksy painting

    The woman who bid more than 1 million pounds for a painting by the mysterious British artist Banksy which shred itself into pieces at the moment of the sale has gone ahead with the purchase, auction house Sotheby's said on Thursday. O...more
  • November 27, 2018

    Banksy paints Paris with murals about immigration

    Banksy has painted walls in Paris with murals on the theme of migration - a political act by the "hit-and-run" graffiti artist as governments row over how to treat people fleeing to Europe. The works are believed to have started to ...more
  • November 26, 2018

    Lucian Freud painting fetches $29 million at auction

    A nude painting by Lucian Freud has sold for $29 million dollars (21.95 million pounds)at auction, the highest price paid for one of the British figurative artist's works in London, according to auction house Sotheby's. Freud, who died ...more
  • November 26, 2018

    Cuddliest artist in Vienna, panda's paintings go on sale

    Vienna Zoo is luring visitors with a new attraction: a painting panda. Yang Yang, a female that gave birth to twins two years ago, has learned to use a brush to paint small pictures, and 100 of them are being sold online for 490 euros ...more
  • June 19, 2018

    You Must Ask

    [by Fred Lynch in Chelsea, Massachusetts] Continuing on my sketchbook investigation of family history and immigration. Often when I’m drawing, I think I’m invisible. People usually treat me that way, too. People don’t tend ...more
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    June 18, 2018

    The best museum exhibits in Europe this summer

    If you’re heading overseas — or looking for a good reason to — Europe’s museum exhibits have a lot to offer in the next few months. A few are family-friendly, such as a walk through iconic sets of "Harry Potter" films, a ...more
  • June 18, 2018

    Man accused of painting swastikas on graves unfit for trial

    A man charged with painting swastikas on more than 200 gravestones at a southern Illinois cemetery has been found unfit to stand trial. The Belleville News-Democrat reports a judge determined 34-year-old Timothy V. McLean to be mentally ...more
  • June 17, 2018

    Salvador Dali painting returns to Kelvingrove

    One of the best-known paintings owned in Scotland has returned to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí had been on loan to the Royal Academy of Arts in London and was later ...more
  • June 15, 2018

    Rare Kabul exhibition brings taste of Mughal art back home

    An exhibition that reproduces the precious treasures of Mughal art in their original setting in Kabul's Babur Garden opened this weekend, bringing a rare moment of cultural relief to a city pounded by war for decades. "King Babur's ...more

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