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The Macklowe Collection of art fetches $922.2 million, the highest total ever made by a single private collection at an auction

May 17, 2022 2:10:25 pm

The collection had garnered attention during the divorce proceedings of real-estate baron Harry Macklowe and his then wife Linda in 2018, as they were unable to agree on how much the prestigious collection was worth

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What makes professional football player Ernie Barnes the most expressive painter of sports?

May 16, 2022 5:04:58 pm

His painting The Sugar Shack sold for $15.3 million at Christie's, surpassing his previous sales and making his a story from goal to palette a perfect touchdown

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Ukraine wins the Eurovision Grand Prix and many hearts

May 16, 2022 3:50:23 pm

After the win, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that he hoped that the next year’s final would take place in Mariupol, the Ukrainian port city that has suffered some of the most ruthless attacks of Russian invasion.

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Behind the Art: Café Terrace at Night, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh

May 15, 2022 6:20:32 pm

Van Gogh painted Café Terrace at Night also known as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum in a typical Cloissionist style, the subjects in the composition are painted flat and the artwork is outlined using what seems to be black colour.

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Kochi Biennale opens a window to the UK’s Hayward Gallery

May 16, 2022 1:24:22 pm

Representatives from Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation and KMB will be a part of the selection committee to decide the winner.

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Ernie Barnes’ ‘Sugar Shack’ painting brings big price at auction

May 14, 2022 4:25:00 pm

Barnes, a former football player who died in 2009, was known for his kinetic drawings and paintings of athletes, dancers and other figures

Two-day long Rishikesh Music Festival commences today; all you need to know

May 14, 2022 1:25:06 pm

The line-up of the annual music festival held in the Himalayan foothill area of Rishikesh besides river Ganga includes a mix of established and emerging sub-continental and global artistes

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How a 16-year-old is creating work that presents beauty in the everyday

May 14, 2022 9:10:57 am

Thrissur-based Anujath Sindhu Vinaylal has been winning awards for his art that is also finding its way to important publications

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New Bob Dylan Center explores his creative process

May 13, 2022 12:00:04 pm

The center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is dedicated to the cultural significance of the elusive songwriter, and houses over 100,000 items from the musician's archives.

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Warli painting adorns the wall of Lodhi Colony; all about the artists and this Maharashtrian folk art

May 12, 2022 5:00:45 pm

"In this art form, we use basic figures like triangles, circles, squares and lines," artist Mayur Vayeda shared

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Europe’s first samurai museum opens in Berlin

May 12, 2022 12:00:31 pm

As a new museum on the samurai opens in Berlin, here are five facts about how the legendary warriors and political elite shaped the history of Japan for centuries

Museum honouring Hryhorii Skovoroda destroyed by Russian forces in Ukraine; know more about the revered poet

May 11, 2022 1:20:26 pm

"The occupiers can destroy the museum where Hryhoriy Skovoroda worked for the last years of his life and where he was buried. But they will not destroy our memory and our values!" Oleh Synyehubov, governor of Kharkiv, said in a Telegram post

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Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ auction nabs $195M; most for US artist

May 11, 2022 12:00:37 pm

The Warhol sale unseated the previous record holder and another modern master, Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose 1982 painting “Untitled” of a skull-like face sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby’s in 2017.

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‘He was a true maestro’: Tributes pour in for santoor legend Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

May 10, 2022 6:20:10 pm

Sharing the unseen facets of the musician, Ina Puri, his biographer, said, "He had so much scholarly knowledge but he wore it lightly. He was a wonderful company and had a great sense of humour."

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‘Our cultural world is poorer’: PM Narendra Modi mourns the demise of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

May 10, 2022 2:05:04 pm

"His departure impoverishes our cultural world. My deepest condolences," Mamata Banerjee wrote

Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, who placed santoor on the centre stage of classical music, passes away

May 12, 2022 10:34:11 am

He had been suffering from kidney-related issues for the last six months and was on dialysis. He passed away due to cardiac arrest.

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Centuries-old passion play returns after pandemic break

May 8, 2022 8:00:52 pm

Almost half of the village's residents — more than 1,800 people, including 400 children — will participate in the play about the last five days before Christ's crucifixion.

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PM Modi gifts Rogan painting to the Queen of Denmark; find out more about it

May 6, 2022 9:10:28 am

Rogan painting is basically cloth printing seen in many parts of Gujarat, but mostly practised in the Kutch district

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What makes Ankon Mitra’s installations a study in perfection

May 5, 2022 7:00:00 pm

Architect-artist Ankon Mitra celebrates the quotidian in his latest solo while using origami techniques to fold aluminium sheets, leather, ceramics and even glass, resulting in an absolute spectacle

‘By working with leather, I’m telling stories of my community’: Artist Madhukar Mucharla

May 5, 2022 5:30:40 pm

Hyderabad-based artist, Madhukar Mucharla, who showed his works at the India Art Fair last week, on facing discrimination for being a Dalit, exploring the stories of the community and depicting their suffering by stitching together pieces of leather, traditionally associated with lower castes

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An exhibition in the memory of cartoonist Anirban Bora

May 4, 2022 10:50:20 am

Bengaluru’s prestigious Indian Institute of Cartoonists to exhibit caricatures and cartoons of Anirban Bora, who passed away from COVID last year

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Saffronart to hold an auction of antiquarian books from India

May 3, 2022 3:00:55 pm

More than a century old rare books on India will feature in this books auction. Among them is one that features an ‘Oomraojaan Dancing girl of Joogna’

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With interactive, utilitarian art and ‘easy access’, creators aim to ease anxieties around NFTs at India Art Fair

May 3, 2022 1:20:09 pm

Viewers are no longer just spectators admiring the painting from a distance, they find ways to engage with the exhibits intimately

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How viewers can seek guidance at the India Art Fair

May 3, 2022 9:20:59 am

The IAF has several curated walks on varied themes. We attended one walk and here is our experience.

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The India Art Fair has artists questioning gender stereotypes and celebrating femininity

May 1, 2022 3:15:28 pm

Art reflects society but also attempts at bringing a change. Among its numerous other highlights, the India Art Fair (IAF) 2022 also has several artists questioning gender stereotypes. Here is a look at some of the works intended at that.