ARTICLES RELATING TO ART

PICS: This man spent 25 years carving breathtaking giant caves in a high desert

2016-02-01 13:27

A man has spent 25 years of his life creating some of the most breathtaking man-made caves in the depths of New Mexico’s high desert.

This photograph of a potato sold for almost R18m

2016-01-27 13:59

A photograph of a humble potato has reportedly been sold for €1m, equivalent to almost R18m.

For the love of art

2015-12-24 07:30

2015 saw an immense amount of money being spent at art auctions. finweek takes a look at some of the works that were sold and the artists who created them.

NUDE WARNING: Sultry painting fetches record R2.4bn

2015-11-10 09:16

Amedeo Modigliani’s painting of a sultry nude has fetched $170.4m, the second-highest auction price for any artwork. (Warning: Story contains images of nudity)

‘Respect for the President’s penis now!’

2015-10-05 08:00

A new art show that opened in Joburg this week has set tongues wagging.

Shaping beauty out of scrap

2015-09-11 14:21

Chenjerai Mutasa and Isaac Mukonde are Zimbabwean artists who bring to life the junk that we toss out. Using old car parts, wire, driftwood, metal and stone — mostly accrued from the scrapyard — they build beautiful and imaginative sculptures.

Stern painting used as notice board fetches R17.5m

2015-09-10 09:21

An Irma Stern painting, originally auctioned off to pay for Nelson Mandela's treason trial legal fees, has been sold for a record R17.5m.

Taiwan boy punches Italian masterpiece

2015-08-25 15:58

A 12-year-old boy has punched a hole through a $1.5m centuries-old Italian oil painting after he tripped and fell into the piece.

Tutu art unveiled as the Arch returns to hospital

2015-08-18 15:55

A series of bright artworks featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu were unveiled at Cape Town’s City Hall just as the national icon was readmitted to hospital for a third time in recent months.

'Art treated us well'

2015-07-16 14:46

With both parents who are professional painters, it is no surprise that their children have both chosen art as their careers and are making waves in the traditionally stern art world with their playful paintings.

 

Turkey police recover stolen Picasso in Istanbul

2016-01-30 20:12

Turkish police have recovered an original painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in an undercover operation in Istanbul, state-run Anatolia news agency reports.

How do you pick a winning artist?

2016-01-19 15:39

Is buying art as simple as buying a car? Finweek contributor Johan Myburg explores ways to pick a winning artist, before their works become unaffordable.

Dream Car contest: Is your child a car artist?

2015-11-18 10:27

Cars fly on fairy dust, run on magic juice and have 20 wheels.... Toyota has announced its 'Dream Car' competition for children. Is your child an aspiring car artist?

5 South African street artists you should know about

2015-10-28 14:41

These artists prove that galleries aren’t the only place for artistic brilliance.

New home for Art in the Park

2015-10-02 07:26

Reserch conducted at the 53rd Art in the Park exhibition this year found that for the event to thrive it needed a new home and new attractions to increase foot traffic and drive art sales.

Oakland Zoo to auction paintings by its animals

2015-09-10 16:00

The Oakland Zoo is to auction abstract paintings by its animals to raise funds.

Where to eat on First Thursdays

2015-09-03 11:02

It's a night not to be missed.

'Eerie' link between SA, Chinese art prices

2015-08-20 07:49

Volumes of SA art sold at auction have declined, but average prices paid were exactly the same as during the last half of 2014, an index shows.

SA artwork worth millions used as kitchen notice board in London flat

2015-07-22 17:13

A South African painting worth millions has been discovered in a London flat, where it was being used as a kitchen notice board - and it also has an interesting history which includes Nelson Mandela.

Queen puzzled by artist's blue pony painting

2015-06-25 19:24

Queen Elizabeth II may have been at a loss for words when German President Joachim Gauck presented a portrait of her as young girl sitting atop a blue pony - but the British press had a field day.

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