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Rejected Broadway posters on sale to help theater community

April 20, 2021 1:10:26 pm

One highlight is an alternative poster for “The Lion King.” Disney, of course, went for Frank Verlizzo’s stark animal mane stamp that has become iconic. But now people can mount an unpublished design of his which uses paw prints from King Mufasa and newborn Simba to illustrate both the past and the future.

Sale of Chinese painting shows art value rising in pandemic

April 19, 2021 10:30:08 pm

The Slave and Lion painting is considered a groundbreaking work that inspired Xu Beihong's later paintings and one of the most important oil paintings in Chinese art history.

Argentine artist channels ‘hand of God’ with Maradona portraits

April 16, 2021 10:30:18 pm

Bagnasco, 39, has been using his phone to copy photographs of Maradona, who has cult-like status in Argentina, where he was nicknamed 'D10S,' a play on the Spanish word for 'God' that incorporates the number '10' shirt he wore as a player

A Teacher: Hannah Fidell’s show is a necessary addition to the MeToo narrative

April 16, 2021 6:20:35 pm

With A Teacher, Hannah Fidell (creator and director) is dissecting themes she had first explored in her 2013 film of the same name: grooming, unequal power dynamics, and abuse

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Kerala-based organisation to launch India’s first Heritage Olympiad

April 16, 2021 3:30:32 pm

The Olympiad has been conceived with an aim to integrate heritage education in schools and make it more accessible to a younger audience

Sotheby’s sale of digital-only artwork fetches $16.8 million

April 15, 2021 10:30:54 pm

Last month, an NFT artwork sold for $69.3 million at Christie’s, in the first sale ever by a major auction house of a piece of art that does not exist in physical form

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Artist gives nature a ‘cosmic’ twist in big NY garden show

April 14, 2021 10:30:17 pm

Most of the artworks are outdoors and are big enough to enjoy while remaining socially distanced. Visitors will want to wear their walking shoes; the show features multiple galleries, installations and gardens. Elaborate flower displays complement some of the works, which are scattered over the 250-acre botanical garden in the Bronx

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A clash of wills keeps a Leonardo masterpiece hidden

April 12, 2021 10:50:59 am

The Louvre was so eager to include “Salvator Mundi” in its anniversary exhibition that the curators planned to use an image of the painting for the front of its catalog, officials said

From stage to canvas: K-pop stars prepare for London art exhibition

April 11, 2021 3:15:02 pm

Mainly known for their music, the WINNER bandmates will showcase their art, alongside fellow K-pop singer Henry Lau, at the START Art Fair, held at the Saatchi Gallery and coinciding with the famed Frieze Art Week.

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In 2020, I missed the joy of performing before a live audience: Danish Husain

April 10, 2021 5:50:24 pm

"While physical theatre allows us to raise the level of performance through the use of high-quality production aspects like stage, lightning, instruments, etc., the digital mode suffers in this aspect. With laptops, handheld cameras, and makeshift props at home, one can raise the bar only so much."

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Questions arise on the renovation plans for Goa’s Kala Academy

April 10, 2021 4:20:24 pm

While the 50cr renovation project is underway, what will become of the city's most loved public space and what are the changes involved

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A play in Bengaluru explores the missing voices of women in classic and mythological literature

April 10, 2021 9:10:47 am

Desdemona Rupakam represents the kind of work that is emerging in a world unhinged by the pandemic

Digital art gets physical home, buyers in New York gallery

April 9, 2021 10:30:12 pm

Digital artist Beeple made headlines when his video artwork Everydays: The First 5000 Days sold for over $69 million at Christie's. The video was an example of a digital asset called a non-fungible token, which exists only online and have exploded in popularity recently

Spanish government stops auction of a possible Caravaggio

April 9, 2021 1:09:51 pm

"Let's see if it is a Caravaggio, or was painted by a follower of Ribera, as previously attributed," Culture Minister Jose Manuel Rodriguez Uribes told reporters

Art Basel Hong Kong to host fair in hybrid format this year

April 8, 2021 6:16:21 pm

While most galleries will be travelling to Hong Kong for the show, over 50 galleries will participate remotely through satellite booths that will allow each exhibitor to present their own small, curated exhibition.

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Starting today, Delhi Contemporary Art Week will see the coming together of seven art galleries under one roof

April 8, 2021 10:31:44 am

The Delhi Contemporary Art Week (DCAW), that begins at Bikaner House on April 8, brings together under one roof seven art galleries from across Delhi

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Vandals damage famous Norwegian baby statue in Oslo park

April 7, 2021 3:49:10 pm

The bronze Sinnataggen sculpture is considered a national treasure and is arguably the most famous work by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, who died in 1943 and has also designed the Nobel Peace Prize medal.

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Delhi Art Week brings together museums, art institutions and 37 galleries to put art back in the spotlight

April 7, 2021 11:22:17 am

At a time when the art industry is adapting to the rules of the Covid protocols and making an effort to bring the audience back, attempts are also being made through DAW to encourage engagement from the art aficionados

Samurai dance teacher moves online as Tokyo Olympics bans foreign spectators

April 6, 2021 10:30:05 pm

Minamoto, who has studied martial arts for 35 years, is known for his invention of Bugaku, or "warrior dance", a unique type of performance art that combines the styles of samurai swordplay with the song and dance of classical Japanese drama

Training opens ‘a window of hope’ for Albanian rug-weavers

April 5, 2021 9:40:32 pm

Albania once had 13 former state-run factories that produced carpets, rugs, fez hats, folk costumes and other handicrafts. Kukes, a town northeast of the capital, Tirana, alone employed more than 1,200 women as weavers. When the country’s communist-era ended in 1990, the local factory closed

Vast archives at JFK Library help bring Ernest ‘Hemingway’ to life

April 5, 2021 2:51:37 pm

As a child, Hemingway’s mother treated him and one of his sisters as twins, often dressing them in identical outfits, sometimes as boys, sometimes as girls. He explored gender fluidity both in his books and in life, letting his hair grow as his wives cropped theirs short

Robot artist sells art for $688,888, now eyeing music career

April 4, 2021 7:00:03 pm

Sophia is the most famous robot creation from Hanson Robotics, with the ability to mimic facial expressions, hold conversations and recognise people.

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Around Town: Here is a selection of cultural events to be found in and around the Capital

April 4, 2021 12:06:24 am

From dance shows to book events, here's what the city has in store for you

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CCTV shows couple in Seoul daubing over $500,000 graffiti artwork

April 3, 2021 4:40:12 pm

The 240cm by 700cm untitled artwork is estimated to be worth as much as $500,000 and was painted by JonOne in 2016 in front of an audience in Seoul