Jun 18, 2015

New sculpture at Versailles is vandalized

Vandals have sprayed yellow paint on a controversial sculpture on display in the gardens of France’s famed Palace of Versailles that has become known as the “queen’s vagina.” “Damage to the work ‘Dirty Corner’ was discovered Wednesday morning. It was lightly sprayed with paint. ...

Romantic street art replaces love locks on Paris bridge

Jun 11, 2015

Romantic street art replaces love locks on Paris bridge

Panels of street art have been installed on Paris’s Pont des Arts to replace the hundreds of thousands of “love locks” that weighed down the bridge’s balustrade until the city began removing them last week. The temporary exhibition on the theme of love, assembled ...

Van Gogh painting fetches $66 mn at New York auction

May 6, 2015

Van Gogh painting fetches $66 mn at New York auction

A Vincent Van Gogh painting fetched more than $66 million at a New York auction on Tuesday, the most paid for a work by the Dutch post-impressionist artist since 1998. According to the Sotheby’s auction firm, Van Gogh’s “The Allee of Alyscamps,” which depicts ...

Mar 6, 2015

Arts book publisher Bijutsu Shuppan-sha files for court protection

Bijutsu Shuppan-sha Co., a publisher of art books and magazines, including the widely acclaimed Bijutsu Techo magazine, has filed for court protection from creditors after being in business for more than a century. According to credit research agency Teikoku Databank, the Tokyo-based publisher had ...

Mar 5, 2015

Remains of ancient civilization uncovered in Honduran jungle

Archaeologists working in the dense jungle of Honduras have found dozens of artifacts at a site where they believe twin cities from an ancient civilization once thrived, the head of the country’s anthropology institute said on Wednesday. The artifacts unearthed at the site, in ...