French artist rocked by his week inside boulder

Mar 2, 2017

French artist rocked by his week inside boulder

A French artist emerged “a little stunned” on Wednesday from a week entombed inside a 12-ton rock and thanked it for having made him feel “so welcome.” Abraham Poincheval, 44, had difficulty walking as he was helped from the stone onto a chair before ...

French artist spending a week entombed in rock

Feb 26, 2017

French artist spending a week entombed in rock

An artist entombed inside a 12-ton rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like “tripping,” insisting he would stick it out for a week. Speaking through a crack in the limestone boulder late Friday, Abraham Poincheval said he had been buoyed ...

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

Jul 31, 2016

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery on Wednesday in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for Haile King Rubie. It was the first solo show for the 26-year-old painter, whose expressive works are all the more remarkable because he was born ...

Berlin monuments show history set in stone

Apr 29, 2016

Berlin monuments show history set in stone

Some were buried, others were riddled with bullet holes, and yet others dumped in old depots as the glorious periods they commemorated came to an end. But Berlin authorities have now rescued 100 statues and monuments from neglect and disrepair, assembling them in an ...

Copacabana beach residents take issue with risque sand sculptures

/ Dec 4, 2015

Copacabana beach residents take issue with risque sand sculptures

Sand sculptures of curvaceous, full-bottomed women on Copacabana beach may be one of Rio de Janeiro’s wackier tourist attractions, but now they’re under fire from a resident’s association claiming the risque creations promote prostitution. Jassim Al-Alawadhi was one of several tourists stopping to take ...

New York's Met showing 150 newly donated Japanese art treasures

Oct 20, 2015

New York's Met showing 150 newly donated Japanese art treasures

An exhibition of 150 important Japanese artworks is being held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It includes a statue of the Buddhist deity known as Fudo Myoo by sculptor Kaikei, who lived in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. The ...

Anish Kapoor's Versailles sculpture is vandalized

Jun 19, 2015

Anish Kapoor's Versailles sculpture 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. ...

Designer creates 'furniture farm' in rural England

May 24, 2015

Designer creates 'furniture farm' in rural England

Deep in the English countryside, rows of trees are being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape with years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs, 100 lamp shades and other items such as mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a ...