A 25-year-old American, who paid €100 for his raffle ticket, said he had been looking for a picture to hang on his living room
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Thursday 12 December 2013
Man in the Opera Hat will be used to raise money to protect the ancient Lebanese city of Tyre
Thursday 05 December 2013
Picasso's grandson has launched an online raffle in association with Sotheby's, giving art lovers a chance to win the 1914 gouache for 100 euros
Saturday 30 November 2013
The name Jordan conjures up one image, for most: the artist now known as Katie Price. An artificial re-engineering of our contemporary ideal of woman. For me, it conjures up another Jordan, whose artifice again helped reshape views of femininity, albeit in a very different way.
Sunday 24 November 2013
London’s young art enthusiasts were keen to adopt the fashion tips of the Spanish painter
Sunday 17 November 2013
Elusive Cornelius Gurlitt tells a German magazine he hid the paintings out of ‘love’
Thursday 14 November 2013
They are among gifts of significant cultural, scientific or historic objects handed over to offset inheritance tax
Saturday 07 September 2013
Muses have never had it easy. Stuck between the human and the transcedent for the (usually) male artists they inspire, and the object of intense envy, they cannot be too domestic nor put their own artistic ambitions first (Yoko Ono struggled with this while with John Lennon).
Tuesday 27 August 2013
When do you know you've read a great book on a great artist? When it persuades you to love a body of work you've never previously cared for but thought you ought to "get"? Or when it offers a riveting account of a life spilling over with intimate (prurient) detail, perhaps because one believes this will make the work "come alive"?
'The pecking dead': Panicked Russians contact authorities to report eerie behaviour of 'zombie pigeons'
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Birds seem extremely lethargic and seemingly fearless
Sunday 18 August 2013
Nearly 40 per cent of Norwegians are in favour of demolishing the complex
Tuesday 13 August 2013
A court in Bucharest has opened and adjourned the trial of six Romanians accused of stealing seven famous pieces of art from a Dutch museum.
Friday 05 July 2013
Recently, I had a fantastic, almost spiritual, experience with a slaphead in a framing shop. I love watching people work at the best of times, but there was something really amazing about watching this bald craftsman getting his hands on a print and thumbing it into a stained-cherry-wood rectangle. It was quite emotional.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
Compotier et tasse, a cubist painting from 1909, had been offered for private sale in New York
Saturday 15 June 2013
He was in the right place at the right time – so why is Chagall regarded as an also-ran of Modernism?
Monday 10 June 2013
Art lovers on a budget will get the chance to buy an original work by Picasso for a few hundred pounds at an auction later this month.
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