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George Floyd, Breonna Taylor sculptures to be auctioned in New York

December 11, 2021 9:40:29 pm

Sotheby's auction house said that the sculptures by artist Chris Carnabucci will be offered for sale at its Dec 9-17 online auction of contemporary art

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‘Harry Potter’ first edition sells for smashing $471,000

December 11, 2021 7:10:57 pm

"Not only is it the most expensive Harry Potter book ever sold, it’s the most expensive commercially published 20th-century work of fiction ever sold," Heritage Auctions Executive Vice President Joe Maddalena said in a statement

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Money Heist murals light up Mumbai and Hyderabad skylines; check out the pictures

December 11, 2021 5:30:57 pm

In Hyderabad, you can see these murals near Necklace Road MMTS station and Ameerpet Metro station. While in Mumbai, they are turning heads at Hill Road, near St Andrew Church and Bandra Reclamation MTNL building.

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Priyanka Gandhi performs traditional dance in Goa; know more about the art form (video inside)

December 11, 2021 2:15:34 pm

The dance form is a take on the original Bivalam Naach of the locals which is only performed by men as part of the Shigmo festival, said folklore researcher Pandurang Faldesai, who has been studying the local folk culture for 35 years

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Artist pays unique tribute to CDS Bipin Rawat with this incredible leaf art

December 11, 2021 12:09:45 pm

"Extremely sad about the demise of CDS, his family, and the soldiers. I wanted to just express gratitude to them through my art," Shashi Adkar told

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Ancient Peruvian mummy goes on show at Lima museum

December 10, 2021 7:30:38 pm

Peru, home to the iconic Machu Picchu, has hundreds of archaeological sites from cultures that developed before and after the Inca Empire, which dominated the southern part of South America 500 years ago.

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The show must go on; ‘Macbeth’ opens La Scala opera season despite Covid

December 10, 2021 5:00:42 pm

Though "Macbeth" is set in the 11th century, director Davide Livermore staged the opera in a modern city, using augmented reality.

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New York Met museum erases Sackler name from art galleries

December 10, 2021 12:00:08 pm

The museum, commonly known as the Met, had already begun in 2019 to refuse funding from the family, now infamous for their role in deepening the US opioid crisis that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans

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Political art by artist Varunika Saraf attempts to spell out the current times through images

December 10, 2021 9:10:46 am

Her ongoing solo presents landscapes inflicted with violence, farmer protests and India's history of resistance

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Museum to fix ‘ripples’ in Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’

December 9, 2021 7:30:32 pm

The oil on canvas painting depicts an Amsterdam civil militia and shows off Rembrandt’s renowned use of light and composition to create a dynamic scene filled with characters.

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Tiaras thought to belong to Napoleon’s wife Josephine sell for $760,000

December 8, 2021 7:00:20 pm

Set with engraved gemstones, the early 19th century pieces are part of matching jewellery sets, or parures, and were offered as part of auction house Sotheby's "Treasures" sale.

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‘Rocky’ on canvas: The art of Sylvester Stallone

December 8, 2021 5:00:58 pm

Long before actor Sylvester Stallone became famous as "Rocky" and "Rambo," the Hollywood star was a prolific painter whose fine art works are now on show.

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How the nutcracker achieved worldwide fame

December 7, 2021 5:00:18 pm

Here's how the traditional nutcracker, created in Germany more than 150 years ago, became an iconic wooden Christmas decoration that's popular around the world.

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A clown and an orchestra: conductor brings love of music to the stage

December 7, 2021 12:00:48 pm

De la Parra's music selection includes pieces by Claude Debussy, Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky among others.


‘Priceless possession’: When Nita Ambani received a ‘unity clasp of her children holding hands’

December 6, 2021 4:30:52 pm

"To depict that the children are her heart, the cast is in the shape of a heart -- something that is noticeable when looked at closely," said casting artist Bhavna Jasra.

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‘Women have always been a central aspect of the Indian musical narrative’: Singer Vidya Shah

December 6, 2021 12:30:20 pm

"It has been my effort and sincere commitment to create conversation and make connections in the contemporary world through my music," the singer said.

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Banksy street murals recreated in Milan’s main train station

December 6, 2021 12:00:46 pm

Banksy’s street art has been recreated by young European artists and installed against backgrounds mimicking their original street setting.

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Charles Dickens letter brings Victorian dinner drama to life

December 5, 2021 9:40:54 pm

The letter is expected to fetch 4,000-6,000 pounds ($5,300-$8,000) at Christie's Valuable Books & Manuscripts sale on Dec. 15.

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Assam-based theatre group helps dwarves stand tall

December 5, 2021 1:20:01 pm

The play is called 'Sound of Smoke'. It holds up a mirror to society, showing how people's everyday activities and relentless infrastructure expansion is affecting the environment.

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Artists Baaraan Ijlal and Moonis Ijlal’s layered works share untold stories

December 5, 2021 12:30:15 pm

'The pandemic only heightened the split character of the city'

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Celebs, fashion, 24k chicken wings at Miami Art Basel

December 4, 2021 7:10:00 pm

There's also an 18 carat gold bagel avocado toast on sale for $2.9 million at Galerie Rother at Art Miami.

Weather vanes: Exhibit looks at artworks with a purpose

December 4, 2021 2:30:08 pm

What makes a weather vane work? The arrow on the structure is a balancing weight, so when the wind blows, it – and whatever object is attached above it – turns in that direction.

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Classical dance, sand art festivals in Puri called off over Cyclone Jawad

December 4, 2021 12:30:31 pm

The Konark Festival has been organised every year since 1986 at an open-air auditorium against the backdrop of the 13th-century monument. This is the first time that it was called off.

Banksy's “Love Is in the Air” is displayed during an auction at Sotheby's in New York, May 12, 2021. (Nina Westervelt/The New York Times)

Cutting a Banksy into 10,000 (digital) pieces

December 3, 2021 10:30:57 pm

If successful, the venture could help fuel a burgeoning category of competition in the art market, with consortia of multiple buyers challenging the preeminence of billionaire collectors at a time when the pandemic has accelerated online commerce.

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Fifth edition of Mahindra Kabira Festival had stalwarts pay obeisance to the saint-poet through their rendition of his timeless poems

December 3, 2021 5:30:34 pm

The grand finale of the festival was a performance by Hindustani classical vocalist Kalapini Komkali. Performing in the style of Zikr, she introduced the audience to how the people of Malwa view and love Kabir