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White glove result for AstaGuru’s Modern Indian art sale

April 2, 2021 11:20:28 pm

The highest fetcher at the auction that had on offer an impressive compendium of 30 eminent artworks by leading modernists, was a 1971 work by master abstractionist V S Gaitonde

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Kolkata-based gallery Experimenter presents ode to life in pandemic at Art Dubai

April 2, 2021 2:35:00 pm

Titled, '8:01', the show featuring artists like Ayesha Sultana, and Biraaj Dodiya, is the only Indian showcase at the six-day long (March 29- April 2) art fair at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

In Dubai, an art show’s return reflects city’s new normal

April 1, 2021 10:30:36 pm

After being canceled in March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Art Dubai returned this week to the sunbaked desert metropolis it calls home, becoming one of the first in-person international art fairs of 2021

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Pagglait is a charming tale of self-reckoning

April 1, 2021 6:20:20 pm

Even though Pagglait is crafted as a tale of self-reckoning, Umesh Bist refrains from using personal loss as a pass to freedom from a possible self-erasing relationship

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From Naxal-hit Malkangiri to Puri beach, budding sand artist sculpts success story

April 1, 2021 2:31:10 pm

Born and brought up in a farming family with limited resources to make ends meet, Muka Kabasi's life changed after he joined a sand art school run by renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik.

Graffiti or homage? Hi-tech imaging sheds light on Holy Sepulchre wall crosses

April 1, 2021 12:47:10 pm

"This unique phenomenon always baffled us: Is it graffiti of the pilgrims, or rather, something else?...," said Amit Re'em, Jerusalem regional archaeologist for the Authority

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Game Of Thrones stage production in the works

March 31, 2021 2:07:10 pm

The play, which will bring back several beloved 'characters from the original show, is set during a pivotal moment in Westeros history, The Great Tourney at Harrenhal, a contest that took place just 16 years before the events in' Game of Thrones

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Museums sold more art during pandemic; why go back?

March 31, 2021 8:49:42 am

On average, the museums expected to lose 35 per cent of their budgeted income in 2020 and 28 per cent of normal operating income this year. Twelve percent said they had a “significant risk” of closing permanently by this fall

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Largest purple-pink diamond ever to go on sale at Christie’s Hong Kong auction

March 30, 2021 9:40:40 pm

It is the diamond's exceptional rarity, extraordinary optical transparency, brilliant colour, and enormous size that make it an immensely important, and an eternal masterpiece of nature

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Mountbatten’s Indian bracelet, jewelled elephants auctioned in UK

March 29, 2021 10:20:11 am

The Indian heirlooms up for auction included a diamond set and enamelled gold bracelet made in India, that once belonged to Queen Victoria

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US court sides with photographer in fight over Warhol art

March 28, 2021 10:30:12 pm

A federal appeals court has sided with a photographer in her copyright dispute against a foundation that has marketed a series of Andy Warhol works of art based on her pictures of Prince.

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Belgium shows restored masterpiece but stolen panel rankles

March 27, 2021 11:40:29 pm

Restorers didn't want to give the copy the same makeover as other panels that have been cleaned up so far

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‘Pain into beauty’: Argentine sculptor turns pandemic waste into art

March 27, 2021 9:15:01 pm

Marcelo Toledo, who has made jewelry for the musical "Evita" on Broadway and unique pieces for Barack Obama and Madonna, was among the first in Argentina to contract COVID-19 a year ago, which left him hospitalized for eight days with pneumonia

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World Theatre Day 2021: From Neena Gupta to Adil Hussain, actors express love for the stage

March 27, 2021 3:10:57 pm

World Theatre Day 2021: Celebrities took to social media to express their gratitude towards the stage

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How two friends made art history buying a $70M digital work

March 26, 2021 10:30:50 pm

The March 11 auction at Christie’s in London immediately made Beeple’s artwork one of the most expensive pieces ever sold by living artists, joining a well-known swimming pool painting by David Hockney and an iconic stainless steel rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons

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Jaya Asokan to take over as the Director of India Art Fair in its 13th edition next year

March 26, 2021 6:00:35 pm

Inaugurated in 2008, the fair sees participation of art galleries from across the world

Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Street scene in Montmartre’ goes under hammer twice at auction

March 26, 2021 2:11:53 pm

The painting, which depicts a man and woman strolling arm in arm past a ramshackle fence with a windmill in the background, came from the collection of a French family

Exhibition spanning 15 years of Banksy opens in Brussels

March 26, 2021 10:25:59 am

Artworks on display include Love Rat, Donuts Strawberry and The Flower Thrower, a 2019 triptych screenprint on recycled cardboard. Made in 300 copies, it is the only one with the original frame.

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Onir to direct documentary film about contemporary art world

March 25, 2021 7:40:59 pm

The cinematic study will look at both origins and departures from academic and pedagogic lineages, and simultaneously offer insight into contemporary art practices of diverse artists

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Old letters of Princess Diana touching upon her personal life sold at an auction

March 24, 2021 11:20:58 pm

The letters were auctioned with the intention to show the real, wonderful, and not-too publicised side of the Princess

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Artwork from world’s largest canvas painting sells for $62 million in Dubai

March 24, 2021 4:15:50 pm

Painted on one large canvas on the ballroom floor of the Atlantis hotel in Dubai over seven months of the coronavirus pandemic, the canvas was split into 70 lots for sale

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Banksy painting raises $23 million for UK health charities

March 24, 2021 12:13:08 pm

Christie’s said the sale price was a world auction record for Banksy. The auction house said it will donate a “significant portion” of the buyer’s premium to health organizations

One Good Thing: An artist preserves Wuhan’s COVID memories

March 23, 2021 8:50:09 pm

Her first post-pandemic artwork, Reception, grew out of the experience of accompanying a mother and daughter to a hospital in early February. The two had developed COVID-19 symptoms after the father died at home from the disease and, desperate, took to social media for help

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Graffiti artist Daku’s latest mural is a take on Chennai’s water crisis

March 23, 2021 7:10:50 pm

The work has been done for the St+art India Foundation, which has also shared the artwork on its page

Allen v Farrow: Riveting four-part documentary that exhorts it’s time to amend the notion of genius

March 23, 2021 5:30:03 pm

The documentarians refuse to peddle ambiguities that have long shrouded the discourse. Instead, much like their previous works, make their stand known even though this time they are pitted against judicial absolution.