Nov 24, 2012 07:57 EST
Suspended between two trees along the Seine River in Paris, a graffiti mural flexes slightly in the breeze.
Nov 20, 2012 21:57 EST
Zao Wou-ki, the abstract painter who has been described as China's greatest living artist, is at the centre of a bitter legal feud between his third wife and his son from a previous marriage.
Nov 20, 2012 18:03 EST
Twirling his waxed moustache, Salvador Dali's larger-than-life figure was beamed into millions of homes in the 1960s, his televised antics bringing huge fame, but burning his bridges with the art world.
Nov 20, 2012 14:33 EST
More than 150 years after the opening salvoes of the American Civil War, the grim reality of the conflict is laid bare in a US exhibit showcasing the pioneering photos and art of the time.
Nov 18, 2012 20:13 EST
Charlie Chaplin's iconic bowler hat and cane were auctioned off for $62,500 this weekend, as part of an auction which also includes a John Lennon nude drawing of himself and Yoko Ono.
Nov 16, 2012 12:05 EST
Russian art experts have uncovered what is believed to be an original Rubens painting in a small-town museum in the Urals mountains region, its director said.
Nov 15, 2012 19:46 EST
Christie's and Sotheby's racked up close to a billion dollars this week in just two New York sales of contemporary art, making one small corner of the world appear as if the global financial crisis had never happened.
Nov 15, 2012 17:57 EST
Charlie Chaplin's iconic bowler hat and cane are to go under the hammer in Los Angeles this weekend, as part of an auction which also includes a John Lennon nude drawing of himself and Yoko Ono.
Nov 15, 2012 08:38 EST
Britain has some of the best galleries in the world, but the vast majority of the oil paintings in public ownership have for decades been hidden away in private offices or storage. Until now.
Nov 14, 2012 22:46 EST
A canvas of violent black brushstrokes by abstract expressionist Franz Kline sold for $40.4 million at Christie's in New York, setting a new record by far for the artist.
Nov 14, 2012 14:45 EST
France's Musee d'Orsay will on Friday open a major exhibition of paintings from the 19th century at the new modern art museum in China's commercial hub of Shanghai, museum officials said Wednesday.
Nov 14, 2012 09:29 EST
A seminal work by abstract artist Mark Rothko fetched a huge $75.1 million Tuesday in New York, while a new record was set for a Jackson Pollock drip painting at what Sotheby's said was the highest grossing auction in company history.
Nov 13, 2012 22:02 EST
A seminal work by abstract artist Mark Rothko fetched a huge $75.1 million at Sotheby's, while a new record was set for a Jackson Pollock drip painting as the big spenders came out in force.
Nov 13, 2012 21:11 EST
The painted grins are stretched so wide they seem to hurt. And that is pretty much what Yue Minjun intended, the Chinese artist explained at the Paris opening of his first major show in Europe.
Nov 13, 2012 20:44 EST
A seminal abstract painting by Mark Rothko fetched a huge $75.1 million at Sotheby's in New York, while a new record was set for a Jackson Pollock drip painting on a night when the big spenders of the art world were out in force.
Nov 13, 2012 14:14 EST
Four art pieces stolen from a Pretoria museum have been recovered at a cemetery in the southern city of Port Elizabeth after a tip-off, police said on Tuesday.
Nov 09, 2012 09:57 EST
An erotically charged Picasso oil painting of his mistress alongside tulips and fruit sold Thursday for $41.5 million on an otherwise anemic night for high-end art in New York.
Nov 08, 2012 23:15 EST
An erotically charged Picasso oil painting of his mistress alongside tulips and fruit sold Thursday for $41.5 million dollars in New York.
Nov 08, 2012 14:49 EST
A Paris-based trickster has been charged with flooding the art market with forged paintings of India's most famous and controversial modern artist, M.F. Husain, police said Thursday.
Nov 07, 2012 23:19 EST
A painting by Wassily Kandinsky sold for $23 million in New York, setting an auction record for the Russian avant-garde artist.