Saturday, September 23, 2017

Ai Wei-Wei critical of China at opening of Swiss exhibit

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ai Wei-Wei denounced China’s crackdown on lawyers and free speech on Wednesday but saw little hope that the upcoming Communist Party Congress would lead...

New Banksy works mark Basquiat show at London’s Barbican

LONDON (Reuters) - Two murals by British street artist Banksy have appeared at London’s Barbican center to mark an exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a U.S....

A museum dedicated to street art opens in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - A museum for graffiti and art for public spaces will open in Berlin on Saturday and designs by local and international street artists will be...

Drones destroy child’s drawing in Banksy protest at UK arms fair

LONDON (Reuters) - Military drones destroy a child’s picture in British graffiti artist Banksy’s latest work, the highlight of an anti-war art show in London which protests against...

Nancy Hatch Dupree ‘Grandmother of Afghanistan’ dies in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - Nancy Hatch Dupree, a historian from the United States who helped set up the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University, has died in the country whose...

German police recover stolen artworks worth 2.5 million euros

BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities have recovered a cache of stolen artworks by neo-expressionist painter Georg Baselitz worth 2.5 million euros ($2.97 million) after the thieves tried to...

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November with no limits on art

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - More than 600 artworks from around the world will go on display at the Louvre’s gallery in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 11, a project...

Judge delays sentencing of accused mobster tied to Boston art heist

HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday delayed sentencing an accused octogenarian mobster who authorities believe may hold clues needed to solve the largest art heist...

Laughing in crisis, Venezuelan acts out dissident Ortega’s tale

CARACAS (Reuters) - Laughing at their own tribulations, Venezuelan theatergoers have been enjoying a new satire about a senior official who broke with President Nicolas Maduro and fled...

Real life ugly beasts inspire new book by ‘Gruffalo’ author Donaldson

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - An African safari has inspired a new book by Julia Donaldson in which the creator of children's favorite "The Gruffalo" homes in on an unsightly...

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Cavalli’s Paul Surridge searches for new sensuality in Milan

MILAN (Reuters) - British designer Paul Surridge debuted in Milan with his first collection for Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, showing tight-fitting designs...

Protests could derail St. Louis’ bid for second Amazon hub: sources

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede...

NFL condemns Trump’s comments on football player protests

(Note: Strong language in paragraphs 2 and 5) By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s call for National Football...