Aug 19, 2015

China fashion exhibition is New York smash hit

A New York exhibition exploring Chinese influence on Western fashion has become a summer smash hit, attracting a record 670,000 visitors in a sign of China’s growing clout in America. Spread across 16 galleries, “China: Through the Looking Glass,” is the most visited show ...

'Face of War': Putin portrait from bullet shells

Aug 9, 2015

'Face of War': Putin portrait from bullet shells

A young Ukrainian artist has captured global attention by creating a striking portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin out of 5,000 empty bullet casings collected in the separatist east. Daria Marchenko’s “The Face of War” — a remarkably realistic and politically tinged depiction of ...

Jul 21, 2015

College librarian in China admits he replaced art with fakes

A former chief librarian at a Chinese university admitted in court Tuesday to stealing more than 140 paintings by grandmasters in a gallery under his watch and replacing them with fakes he painted himself. For two years up until 2006, Xiao Yuan substituted famous ...

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

Jul 10, 2015

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

One man has become a behind-the-scenes force in the international art world after securing the return of art looted by the Nazis to the descendents of its original Jewish owners. The return of “Seated Woman” by Henri Matisse to the Rosenberg family was his ...

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 ...