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Ministry selects 150 leading master craftspeople for annual award

National Nov 12, 2018

Ministry selects 150 leading master craftspeople for annual award

The labor ministry said Sunday it had picked out 150 contemporary master craftspeople, praising them as leaders in their respective professions with outstanding skills. The contemporary masters award ceremony was held in Tokyo on Monday. The list of masters included Masahiro Koizumi, 73, from Kyoto Prefecture, ...

Banksy says incomplete shredding was malfunction

Entertainment News Oct 18, 2018

Banksy says incomplete shredding was malfunction

Banksy posted a video to his website Tuesday implying that the partial shredding of his "Girl With Balloon" at a London auction was supposed to have been complete. The video shows the famously anonymous artist constructing the shredding mechanism inside an ornate frame and pushing ...

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

Art 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 ...