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Arts coverage from Reuters.

Arts8 hours ago

The official poster of the 65th Cannes Film Festival featuring U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe is seen on the facade of the Festival Palace in Cannes May 14, 2012. The Cannes film festival will run from May 16 to 27. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe Award sold for a record-breaking $250,000 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, auction officials said late Saturday.

Arts2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: British artist David Hockney speaks during presentation of his new book "A Bigger Book" during the book fair in Frankfurt, Germany October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

An iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist.

Arts4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A Christie's staff holds a 18.96 carat Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond during a preview in Geneva, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

The "Pink Legacy", a diamond weighing just under 19 carats, fetched a record 50.375 million Swiss francs ($50 million), purchased by U.S.-based luxury jeweler Harry Winston, Christie's said on Tuesday.

Arts3 days ago

Art lovers take a close-up look at 'Rothschild Bronzes', confirmed as the only surviving bronze sculpture by Michelangelo, during an event at The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London, Britain, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

A team of researchers led by Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University has collected what they say is clear evidence to confirm a claim that two bronze sculptures of muscular men riding panthers were the only surviving bronzes by Michelangelo.

Arts9 days ago

FILE PHOTO: British artist David Hockney speaks during presentation of his new book "A Bigger Book" during the book fair in Frankfurt, Germany October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

When David Hockney's "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" goes under the hammer next week with an estimate of $80 million, the sale could set a record for the most expensive work ever sold at auction by a living artist.

Arts12 days ago

The painting entitled "Tutu", an artwork by late Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu, is pictured at the Art X Lagos fair, in this handout picture obtained by Reuters November 5, 2018. ARTX Team/Handout via REUTERS

The Nigerian Mona Lisa, a painting lost for more than 40 years and found in a London flat in February, is being exhibited in Nigeria for the first time since it disappeared.

Arts18 days ago

Painter Roberto Loeje shows his work at his studio in Havana, Cuba, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini NO RESALES.

Cuban artists and international rights activists are pushing the government to revise legislation due to take effect in December that they fear will hamper creativity and increase censorship on the Communist-run island.

Arts20 days ago

French collector Serge Giudice holds a Verdun medal, a French commemorative medal and a German Iron cross, as he shows their collection of WWI memorabilia at their home in Balma near Toulouse, France, October 26, 2018 before the centennial commemoration of the First World War Armistice Day. For more than 20 years, Serge Giudice and his wife have been collecting more than 3000 objects and documents from the World War One, as unique pieces made in the trenches by the Poilus. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Vases carved out of shrapnel are displayed next to soldiers' uniforms and a warplane figurine made out of the remains of a Zeppelin: welcome to the World War One-themed home of Chantal and Serge Giudice.

World News21 days ago

Visitors look at sculptures during the reopening of Syria's National Museum of Damascus, Syria October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Syria's National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Sunday, seven years after war forced them to close and months after the government recaptured all rebel areas near the capital.

Arts25 days ago

Auctioneer Arnaud Oliveux reacts at the final price in the bidding of the offset lithograph entitled "Stop and Search" (2007) by British street artist Banksy at the urban art auction organized by Artcurial in Paris, France, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Three Banksy prints were sold at a Paris auction on Wednesday - this time without any pranks by the British artist.

Environment3 hours ago

NASA's Operational Land Imager satellite image shows the Camp Fire burning at around 10:45 a.m. local time near Paradise, California. Courtesy NASA/via REUTERS

Rain is on the way for fire-scorched and smoke-choked northern California, forecasters said on Sunday, as the search for the dead and missing continued after the state's most destructive wildfires.

Politics15 days ago

Former U.S. President Barack Obama campaigns for Democrats, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and and Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in Miami, Florida, U.S. November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday against rhetoric he said was meant to sow fear as he campaigned in support of Democratic candidates while President Donald Trump hammered a hardline anti-immigration message to energize  Republicans.

World News16 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Israel on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but said cooperating with Riyadh against Iran was a greater priority.

World News22 days ago

A general view of the ancient ruins of the Greek and Roman city of Cyrene, in Shahhat, Libya October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

Graffiti covers the ruins of Cyrene in eastern Libya, a city founded by Greeks more than 2,600 years ago that once attracted tourists but is now neglected and the target of vandals.

Artsa month ago

A staff looks on as a statue of a chimpanzee bell-boy is seen at the entrance of Banksy's the Walled Off hotel in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Guests at the Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem on Tuesday admired the works of British street artist Banksy, whose wall paintings and other works adorn the establishment.

Artsa month ago

Christie's, the auction house that has sold paintings by Picasso and Monet at record prices, was poised on Tuesday to set another milestone with the first-ever auction of art created by artificial intelligence.

Artsa month ago

Arnaud Oliveux, auctioneer, poses during a press preview ahead of the upcoming auction "Search & Stop" organized by Artcurial in Paris, France, October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The first auction house to sell prints by Banksy since THAT auction two weeks ago does not anticipate another stunt like the one that shredded half a picture moments after the hammer fell. But, hey, if something were to happen? Great!

Artsa month ago

Naief Abou of German art logistics company Roggendorf Master Packer unpacks the damaged sculpture "Waescherin" by an unknown artist during a media tour in a depot of German art insurer AXA Art that stores damaged art in Cologne, Germany, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

What happens to artworks which are too badly damaged to be restored once the insurer has paid out the claim?

Environmenta month ago

A zookeeper holds a newly born earless monitor lizard in Prague Zoo, Czech Republic October 16, 2018. REUTERS/David W Cerny

The Prague Zoo showcased five newly-born earless monitor lizards on Tuesday as part of a European breeding program aimed at boosting numbers of the nocturnal reptiles rarely observed in the wild.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: An employee walks with Banksy's "Girl and Balloon" 2009, at Bonhams auction house in London March 23, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

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.

Arts8 hours ago

The official poster of the 65th Cannes Film Festival featuring U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe is seen on the facade of the Festival Palace in Cannes May 14, 2012. The Cannes film festival will run from May 16 to 27. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe Award sold for a record-breaking $250,000 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, auction officials said late Saturday.

Arts2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: British artist David Hockney speaks during presentation of his new book "A Bigger Book" during the book fair in Frankfurt, Germany October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

An iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist.

Arts4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A Christie's staff holds a 18.96 carat Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond during a preview in Geneva, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

The "Pink Legacy", a diamond weighing just under 19 carats, fetched a record 50.375 million Swiss francs ($50 million), purchased by U.S.-based luxury jeweler Harry Winston, Christie's said on Tuesday.

Arts3 days ago

Art lovers take a close-up look at 'Rothschild Bronzes', confirmed as the only surviving bronze sculpture by Michelangelo, during an event at The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London, Britain, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

A team of researchers led by Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University has collected what they say is clear evidence to confirm a claim that two bronze sculptures of muscular men riding panthers were the only surviving bronzes by Michelangelo.

Arts9 days ago

FILE PHOTO: British artist David Hockney speaks during presentation of his new book "A Bigger Book" during the book fair in Frankfurt, Germany October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

When David Hockney's "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" goes under the hammer next week with an estimate of $80 million, the sale could set a record for the most expensive work ever sold at auction by a living artist.

Arts12 days ago

The painting entitled "Tutu", an artwork by late Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu, is pictured at the Art X Lagos fair, in this handout picture obtained by Reuters November 5, 2018. ARTX Team/Handout via REUTERS

The Nigerian Mona Lisa, a painting lost for more than 40 years and found in a London flat in February, is being exhibited in Nigeria for the first time since it disappeared.

Arts18 days ago

Painter Roberto Loeje shows his work at his studio in Havana, Cuba, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini NO RESALES.

Cuban artists and international rights activists are pushing the government to revise legislation due to take effect in December that they fear will hamper creativity and increase censorship on the Communist-run island.

Arts20 days ago

French collector Serge Giudice holds a Verdun medal, a French commemorative medal and a German Iron cross, as he shows their collection of WWI memorabilia at their home in Balma near Toulouse, France, October 26, 2018 before the centennial commemoration of the First World War Armistice Day. For more than 20 years, Serge Giudice and his wife have been collecting more than 3000 objects and documents from the World War One, as unique pieces made in the trenches by the Poilus. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Vases carved out of shrapnel are displayed next to soldiers' uniforms and a warplane figurine made out of the remains of a Zeppelin: welcome to the World War One-themed home of Chantal and Serge Giudice.

World News21 days ago

Visitors look at sculptures during the reopening of Syria's National Museum of Damascus, Syria October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Syria's National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Sunday, seven years after war forced them to close and months after the government recaptured all rebel areas near the capital.

Arts25 days ago

Auctioneer Arnaud Oliveux reacts at the final price in the bidding of the offset lithograph entitled "Stop and Search" (2007) by British street artist Banksy at the urban art auction organized by Artcurial in Paris, France, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Three Banksy prints were sold at a Paris auction on Wednesday - this time without any pranks by the British artist.

Environment3 hours ago

NASA's Operational Land Imager satellite image shows the Camp Fire burning at around 10:45 a.m. local time near Paradise, California. Courtesy NASA/via REUTERS

Rain is on the way for fire-scorched and smoke-choked northern California, forecasters said on Sunday, as the search for the dead and missing continued after the state's most destructive wildfires.

Politics15 days ago

Former U.S. President Barack Obama campaigns for Democrats, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and and Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in Miami, Florida, U.S. November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday against rhetoric he said was meant to sow fear as he campaigned in support of Democratic candidates while President Donald Trump hammered a hardline anti-immigration message to energize  Republicans.

World News16 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Israel on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but said cooperating with Riyadh against Iran was a greater priority.

World News22 days ago

A general view of the ancient ruins of the Greek and Roman city of Cyrene, in Shahhat, Libya October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

Graffiti covers the ruins of Cyrene in eastern Libya, a city founded by Greeks more than 2,600 years ago that once attracted tourists but is now neglected and the target of vandals.

Artsa month ago

A staff looks on as a statue of a chimpanzee bell-boy is seen at the entrance of Banksy's the Walled Off hotel in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Guests at the Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem on Tuesday admired the works of British street artist Banksy, whose wall paintings and other works adorn the establishment.

Artsa month ago

Christie's, the auction house that has sold paintings by Picasso and Monet at record prices, was poised on Tuesday to set another milestone with the first-ever auction of art created by artificial intelligence.

Artsa month ago

Arnaud Oliveux, auctioneer, poses during a press preview ahead of the upcoming auction "Search & Stop" organized by Artcurial in Paris, France, October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The first auction house to sell prints by Banksy since THAT auction two weeks ago does not anticipate another stunt like the one that shredded half a picture moments after the hammer fell. But, hey, if something were to happen? Great!

Artsa month ago

Naief Abou of German art logistics company Roggendorf Master Packer unpacks the damaged sculpture "Waescherin" by an unknown artist during a media tour in a depot of German art insurer AXA Art that stores damaged art in Cologne, Germany, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

What happens to artworks which are too badly damaged to be restored once the insurer has paid out the claim?

Environmenta month ago

A zookeeper holds a newly born earless monitor lizard in Prague Zoo, Czech Republic October 16, 2018. REUTERS/David W Cerny

The Prague Zoo showcased five newly-born earless monitor lizards on Tuesday as part of a European breeding program aimed at boosting numbers of the nocturnal reptiles rarely observed in the wild.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: An employee walks with Banksy's "Girl and Balloon" 2009, at Bonhams auction house in London March 23, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

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.

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