Sep 11, 2015

Art heist in LA replaces Warhol prints with fakes

Nine original Andy Warhol prints were quietly stolen from a Los Angeles movie business and replaced with fakes in an art heist that went undetected for years, police and court documents showed on Thursday. The silk-screen prints worth an estimated $350,000 are from the ...

Aug 26, 2015

Taiwan boy accidentally damages $1.5 million painting

A 12-year-old boy accidentally punched a hole through a $1.5 million centuries-old Italian oil painting when he tripped and fell into the piece during an exhibition in Taiwan. The painting, entitled “Flowers” by Italian artist Paolo Porpora, dates back to the 1600s and is ...

Artist Banksy opens theme park at British seaside

Aug 21, 2015

Artist Banksy opens theme park at British seaside

Graffiti artist Banksy announced the opening of a dystopian theme park in a British seaside town on Thursday, featuring boats filled with migrants and an anarchist training camp. The “Dismaland” theme park is located in a derelict outdoor swimming pool center in Weston-super-Mare, a ...

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 ...