Christie's pulls Lebanese artworks after complaints
Lebanese artist Ayman Baalbaki's two paintings have been removed by Christie's auction house this week following complaints, according to emails seen by Reuters. The emails did not specify what the complaints were or who they were from.
Shakespeare portrait sent to space
A portrait of William Shakespeare and a copy of a speech from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" were sent to the edge of space as part of a short film series marking 400 years since the first volume of the playwright's works was published.
Ex-director, Andrea, wins Goncourt literary prize
France's top literary prize, the Goncourt, was awarded Tuesday to former film director Jean-Baptiste Andrea for his novel "Veiller sur elle" ("Watch Over Her") set in Italy's dark fascist years.
Artist Botero, ‘painter of our virtues’, dies aged 91
The celebrated Colombian painter and sculptor, Fernando Botero, has died aged 91. Although commercially successful, his work was often looked down on by the art establishment.
Project to tattoo human rights declaration
A group of people in the U.K will have one letter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights tattooed on them as part of an international art project meant to celebrate the landmark document and spotlight regions where human rights are...
Using AI to generate statues
The "impossible statue", created entirely by artificial intelligence (AI), fuses the signature styles of five master sculptors including Michelangelo, Rodin and Takamura.
Meet the robot dog 'pooping' art critiques
The robot terrier is an art piece itself, built to trigger a debate about the use of AI in consuming art.
Coronation concert tops off weekend of pomp and pageantry
Lionel Richie and Katy Perry have performed at King Charles III's Coronation Concert. The newly-crowned King and royal family joined thousands of people for the grand finale to the weekend of royal events. The stage lights, lasers and dr...
'Queen Camilla' added to Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds wax museum in London has added a figure of the soon-to-be-Queen Camilla alongside King Charles III in its Royal Family collection.
Longest running Broadway show, 'Phantom' closes
The Phantom of the Opera is falling silent. The longest-running stage musical in Broadway history will take its final bow on Sunday - in front of a specially invited audience. Andrew Lloyd Webber's blockbuster show has thrilled theatre f...
Cancel culture: Russian artists shunned by West
A year since the invasion of Ukraine, Russian artists and performers say they are victims of cancel culture in the West. Several prominent artists have been shunned and performances have been cancelled. Russia says its artists are being ...
Police call Anishinaabe forgery world’s biggest art fraud
Thousands of fake versions of paintings by acclaimed Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau were sold in what Ontario police are calling the world's biggest art fraud. The years-long investigation led to 40 charges against eight people inc...
Ukraine to safeguard Banksy works
After the attempted theft of one of Banksy's murals in Kyiv, the local government has implemented a new security system to keep the safe and on display when damaged buildings are reconstructed.
Odesa Museum sheltering paintings and people
As Ukraine marks a year of being under attack from Russia, the Odesa Fine Arts Museum is playing its role in providing shelter.
Police recover stolen Salvador Dalí paintings
Spanish police recovered two 100-year-old drawings by Salvador Dalí that were stolen during a burglary in Barcelona last year. They arrested three brothers in their 50s and seized the Dalí drawings that were created in 1922 for a book ca...
Ukraine's own Banksy paints Kharkiv rubble
In Ukraine, he’s thought of as a local “Banksy”. Street artist Gamlet Zinkivsky has painted hundreds of parts of his native Kharkiv partly destroyed in Russian attacks in the early stages of the war. Now, he’s taken two of our reporters ...
Egypt recovers 2,700-year-old sarcophagus lid
Egypt announced Monday the recovery of a sarcophagus lid dating back nearly 2,700 years that it said had been smuggled out and put on display at a museum in the United States. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry announced the recover...
Catherine the Great statue taken down in Odesa
Odesa has removed a statue of eighteenth-century Russian empress Catherine the Great from public display as part of a drive to de-Russify Ukraine's cities.
Winter storms cast frozen art
The Arctic deep freeze and winter storms that recently wreaked havoc across North America left behind some breathtaking frozen sculptures. The 'Simply Scandinavian' gift shop on Lake Michigan in Wisconsin was sealed shut by a Christmas E...
Concerns over AI-generated portraits
Social media has been flooded with artistic profile photos made by mobile apps like Lensa. The AI-generated images are allowing people to see how they might look in a fantasy world or perhaps a real world from centuries ago. But for some...
Ukraine finds stolen Bansky mural, arrest culprits
Authorities in Ukraine said on Saturday (December 3) they had retrieved a mural by British street artist Banksy, after a group of people tried to take it on Friday by cutting it off a battle-scarred wall in Kyiv region where it was painted.
Thieves attempt to steal Banksy mural in Ukraine
A group of thieves has been caught trying to steal a Bansky mural off the side of a Hostomel, Ukraine building. The reclusive grafitti artist has recently visited the war-torn country, leaving a series of murals across multiple towns. Po...
Rome: Protests over Russian stage production
The opera house is pushing back against protests by Ukrainian officials in Italy who insists that highlighting Russian culture during Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine sends the wrong message.
Ukrainian locals meet reclusive Banksy
Famed grafitti-artist Banksy has confirmed he's completed seven murals across war-torn Ukraine, with one lucky local admitting she invited the secretive artist - whose identity has never been confirmed - into her apartment for instant co...
Climate protesters target Andy Warhol work
Climate change activists from the Last Generation group used flour to cover a car once decorated by American pop artist Andy Warhol in Milan. They were demanding an end to fossil fuel burning.
Banksy unveils artwork in war-torn Borodyanka
UK-based street artist Banksy has unveiled a new mural in a town near Kyiv. Borodyanka was one of the places hardest hit by Russia's bombardment at the start of the invasion.
Banksy mural appears in Ukraine
World-renowned graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled a work in the Ukrainian town of Borodyanka, which had been occupied by Russia until April and heavily damaged by fighting in the early days of Moscow's invasion. Banksy posted a photo of...
Long Watch: Latvia tears down Soviet monuments
A debate is raging in Latvia following a law allowing the demolition of Soviet-era monuments. A concrete obelisk topped by Soviet stars that was the centrepiece of a monument commemorating the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany has bee...
Poland removes Russian communist monuments
Four concrete monuments have been dismantled in Poland in a renewed drive to remove symbols of Moscow’s post-World War II domination.