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 ...

British street artist Banksy takes aim at Gaza's privations

Feb 27, 2015

British street artist Banksy takes aim at Gaza's privations

The eminent but anonymous British street artist known as Banksy has posted a minidocumentary on his website, banksy.co.uk, showing squalid conditions in the Gaza Strip six months after the end of the war between the enclave’s Islamist Hamas rulers and Israel. Israel was criticized ...

Feb 18, 2015

Germany's 'Dr. Death' opens corpse museum in Berlin

German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, who has been dubbed “Doctor Death” for preserving and displaying dead bodies as artworks, opens a museum Wednesday in Berlin to showcase the grisly exhibits. After 20 years of touring the world with his show, and frequently courting controversy, ...

Expert denies authenticating 'lost' Leonardo

Feb 12, 2015

Expert denies authenticating 'lost' Leonardo

Assertions that an eminent scholar had authenticated a portrait by Leonardo da Vinci tantalized art lovers with the prospect of a new masterpiece and inflated a backroom bidding war worth tens of millions of euros. Only Carlo Pedretti, longtime director of the Leonardo center ...

Philippine art village survives Japanese founder

Feb 10, 2015

Philippine art village survives Japanese founder

by Kenichi Iinuma

A retired Japanese nuclear engineer who died of cancer in late December had been promoting a project to create a village for artists on a Philippine island known for witchcraft and mystery. Many young people on Siquijor are unemployed due to the island’s dependence ...

Feb 2, 2015

Bronze statues may be last remaining by Michelangelo

Two sculptures that languished in obscurity for more than a century may be the only surviving bronze works by Michelangelo, researchers announced in Britain on Monday. The international research team led by Britain’s University of Cambridge and the Fitzwilliam Museum uncovered new evidence linking ...