ARTICLES RELATING TO ART

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)

SA artist found guilty of exhibitionism after dancing with a rooster tied to his penis

2014-05-05 16:25

A Paris court has found a South African artist guilty of sexual exhibitionism after a performance in Paris that saw him dance with a rooster tied to his penis.

Cape Town Art Fair: 28 Feb 2014 – 02 Mar 2014

2014-02-20 13:07

The best of South African contemporary art all under one roof – 28 Feb – 02 March 2014.

Is my painting valuable?

2014-01-30 11:19

A user has inherited a painting and wants to know if it could be an investment.

Artworks stolen from London gallery

2013-12-11 12:10

Two signed Damien Hirst works of art have been stolen from an upmarket gallery in London.

Aussie hotel is proud of its Justin Bieber graffiti

2013-11-28 13:22

An Australian hotel is declaring itself a graffiti Belieber, despite being at odds with the city government and has even launched their own graffiti art competition.

 

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.

Infecting the City: 10 - 15 Mar 2014

2014-03-07 13:52

It's that time of the year again! Infecting the City, a FREE, art festival will be hitting the streets of Cape Town from 10 - 15 March 2014.

Sotheby's hits high

2014-02-09 09:30

Prices for sought-after art works are soaring as emerging-market buyers fuel demand.

SA Jewish Museum exhibits holocaust survivor’s art

2014-01-14 13:50

The Retrospective journey into the art of Samuel Bak in Cape Town (until 28 Feb 2014).

Urinating robot for art prize

2013-12-02 16:59

The creators of a naked male mannequin who pees into a bucket and a room filled only with conversation are in the running for Britain's prestigious Turner prize for contemporary art.

Berliner admits art forgery, kills himself

2013-11-21 10:47

A Berlin man has committed suicide after confessing to forging and selling a French artist's paintings.

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