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Banksy canvas sells for $1.4 million — before self-destructing

Oct 7, 2018

Banksy canvas sells for $1.4 million — before self-destructing

Art prankster Banksy has struck again. A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers Friday, moments after being sold for £1.04 million ($1.4 million). In an Instagram post Saturday, Banksy claimed the dramatic artistic payoff had been years in the ...

New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist

Sep 19, 2018

New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist

The Kennedy assassination, Watergate, 911 and the war in Iraq: all these landmark events in U.S. history fueled public suspicions about the elites and fostered conspiracy theories that inspired artists, and are now the focus of a new exhibition at New York's Met Breuer ...

Art museums fight Facebook over nudity

/ Jul 29, 2018

Art museums fight Facebook over nudity

For four centuries, the opulent, exuberant nudes of Peter Paul Rubens have been known to shock and delight in sometimes equal measure. Now his baroque paintings are jolting the internet. Belgian museums are uniting in protest against Facebook because they cannot promote Flemish masters, including ...