‘Proud racist’ artwork has tongues wagging

2015-05-17 15:00

Controversy is brewing around the selection of a work by a major South African artist, Willem Boshoff, for the country’s official exhibition at the Venice Biennale international art exhibition.

New York auction could smash art world records

2015-05-03 11:15

Christie's auction house is hoping to set new world records as New York's spring auction season kicks off.

SA artist for ants becomes a giant success

2015-04-09 07:00

Everyone meet Lorraine Loots, a local artist with a unique twist.

5 hyperlapse videos from Infecting the City you have to see

2015-03-12 11:36

Public arts festival Infecting the City is taking over the Mother City and we just love what we're seeing!


The streets of Cape Town are being transformed into something spectacular during the public arts festival, Infecting the City. See all the pics from Day 2 here. (Photos: Warren Talmarkes, Channel24)

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World art sales hit new record in 2014

2015-02-26 09:54

Global art sales have set a fresh record in 2014 driven by acquisitions from new museums, while China maintained its place at the top of the market.

13 pics from the Cape Town Fringe Festival that will make you want to buy tickets for it right now!

2014-10-02 10:48

The Cape Town Fringe Festival is basically the Mother City’s version of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (WARNING: This article contains nudity)

Homoerotic Tom gets global approval

2014-09-08 21:24

A set of homoerotic Finnish stamps featuring images by gay icon and artist Tom of Finland are a worldwide success.

Modigliani painting sells for €13.5m

2014-06-05 13:34

A painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold at an auction in Paris for €13.5m, a record for the artist's work in France, Sotheby's announced.

Woman gets naked at Robert Pattison premiere in Cannes and we've got the pics!

2014-05-20 12:29

An artist has showed her complete body of work at Twilight heartthrob, Robert Pattinson's premiere in Cannes. (Warning: NSFW)


Statues still cast sinister shadows, says Cape Town artist

2015-05-07 15:34

Beaten to the chase in "vandalising" statues, a Cape Town artist has a novel idea that involves the hands of some of South Africa's more controversial former leaders.

Gaza cops seize Banksy's disputed goddess

2015-04-10 21:01

Gaza police have seized a work by famed street artist Banksy from a man who bought it for $200 from a family that later said it was duped.

Man threatens to urinate on SA artist's work - banned from museum

2015-03-17 21:12

A Dutch court has upheld the right of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum of modern art to ban an artist from entering after he threatened to urinate on works, including those by South African Marlene Dumas.

Global art market reaches €51bn in 2014

2015-03-12 11:00

The global art market has surpassed its pre-recession peak to reach €51bn in 2014, with the market helped by growing numbers of high net-worth individuals.

Day 1 of Infecting the City in pictures

2015-03-10 10:55

Infecting the City has kicked off with a bang in the Mother City. Check out these pics from Day 1.

Johnny Depp invests in a nude portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge

2014-12-09 14:05

Johnny Depp has purchased a nude portrait of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge by street artist Pegasus.

Shia LaBeouf finds his inner art side with new art installation for running

2014-09-26 02:00

Shia LaBeouf is set to take part in a performance art installation called #Metamarathon in Amsterdam.

Vatican to protect Michelangelo frescoes

2014-06-11 22:17

Dust, sweat and carbon dioxide brought into the Sistine Chapel by a swelling number of tourists risk damaging priceless Michelangelo frescoes, the Vatican says.

Iran's domestic art scene thrives

2014-06-02 11:10

Iran's smart set turned out in force for this year's Tehran Art Auction, spending a record amount as the country's modern and contemporary art scene thrives.

Vandalised Rothko painting restored

2014-05-13 19:17

A Mark Rothko painting vandalised at London's Tate Modern gallery 18 months ago went back on public view after the first-ever effort to strip graffiti ink off a major artwork.

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