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.

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.

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.

Why emerging market rich are buying art

2013-11-15 12:09

Emerging market billionaires, driven by vanity, easy money and a quest for safe investments, are taking the contemporary art market to new heights.

Banksy calls World Trade Center design 'disaster'

2013-10-30 17:30

Graffiti artist Banksy is causing another sort of sensation with an essay condemning the design of the new World Trade Center as "a disaster".


Cape Town Art Fair 2013

2013-10-28 08:52

See highlights from the Cape Town Art Fair, South Africa’s new exhibition of Contemporary Art, which was held over the weekend.

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There is increasing investment interest in art, says CEO of Sanlam Private Investments Daniel Kriel at the launch of the exhibition of the SPI National Portrait Award 2013.

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'Fake Banksy' sells better than real Banksy

2013-10-22 22:00

After Banksy put up his art for sale on the side of the road, with little success, three other artists decided to sell fake Banksy art in the same spot for the same price and sold all their merchandise.

4 fridge personality types

2013-10-16 09:00

Your fridge reveals a lot about the way you approach family life.

6 terrifying children's drawings

2013-10-09 16:00

You definitely won't want to display these works of art on the fridge.

Mabulu's Zuma goes for R89k

2013-09-30 21:26

A painting commenting on President Jacob Zuma's perceived role in the Marikana shooting has been sold for R89 000, gallery director Greg Dale says.


Artist Michael Elion created rainbows in the Company Gardens in Cape Town using a water hose and sunlight. This project will be shown during Creative Week in Roodehek street.

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VIDEO: Lady Gaga goes full frontal for art

2013-08-08 13:18

Lady Gaga bares it all in a new NSFW video to promote a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a performance art institute. Watch here.

The Cabin (Doringbaai)

2013-07-16 11:09

The Cabin Restaurant has a breathtaking view of the sea and glorious sunsets in Doringbaai

Artists urged to register firms, brands

2013-06-23 13:48

Artists should register as businesses and brands if they want to be taken seriously and gain access to government incentives and contracts, says a task team.


A new program allows inmates in South African prisons to express themselves through art. Watch a video about their gallery.

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Huge Mandela portrait to mark 95th bday

2013-05-16 14:42

To mark Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday in July, the largest ever portrait of the former president by South African artist Paul Blomkamp is up for sale at R2.75m.

Madonna's painting sells for $7.2m

2013-05-08 18:25

A French painting owned by Madonna has sold at a New York City auction for more than $7m.

New York launches Mandela art event

2013-04-19 10:25

The public is invited to share their own inspirational quotes at a Times Square event in New York tied to a video installation of Nelson Mandela's speeches.

Tilda Swinton performs art of sleeping

2013-03-25 14:01

Tilda Swinton has performed her one-person art piece called The Maybe at New York City's Museum of Modern Art which saw her sleeping in a glass box for the day.

FBI offers $5m reward for stolen art

2013-03-19 09:01

The FBI have released new information about one of the largest art heists in US history, saying they know where the pieces were first taken, and by whom.


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 14:59

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

Fashion site apologizes for now-infamous "racist chair" pic

2014-01-23 10:58

Miroslava Dumo has apologized for an image many find horribly racist, but when did "it's art" start to mean something's not allowed to be criticized?

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.

Tilda Swinton celebrates 53rd birthday with modern art

2013-11-06 21:30

David Bowie and Ralph Fiennes are among those who honoured actress Tilda Swinton at the Musuem of Modern Art on her 53rd birthday.

Artsy kids may be future business leaders

2013-10-28 16:30

Study suggests arts and crafts participation in childhood raises odds of becoming an inventor or entrepreneur.

Artsy kids may be future business leaders

2013-10-28 08:09

Study suggests arts and crafts participation in childhood raises odds of becoming an inventor or entrepreneur.

Investment interest in art grows - Sanlam

2013-10-24 16:05

There is increasing investment interest in art, says CEO of Sanlam Private Investments Daniel Kriel at the launch of the exhibition of the SPI National Portrait Award 2013.

Security guards hired to protect Banksy art

2013-10-21 18:30

A Brooklyn building owner has hired security guards and installed a metal gate to protect a work by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy.

Banksy sells artwork - and no one notices

2013-10-15 08:53

World-renowned graffiti artist Banksy was selling his original artwork on the side of the road in Manhattan and no one even realised it.

UK exhibition pays homage to Mandela

2013-10-03 09:11

A portrait of Nelson Mandela and a portrayal of him playing the role of Jesus at the Last Supper are some of the works on display in London's "We Love Mandela" exhibition.


Hidden Cape Town

2013-09-17 13:15

Cape Town author, Paul Duncan, with photographer Alain Proust, created the book Hidden Cape Town. It details the city's often overlooked artistic and architectural master

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'Walk-in vagina' draws mixed reactions

2013-08-30 08:30

It lets out a high-pitched scream as you enter, then a sneering laugh - it's a walk-in vagina, a conceptual art installation that has South Africans wagging their fingers and scratching their heads.

Dylan portraits to be displayed in London

2013-08-06 12:51

Pastel portraits by Bob Dylan are going on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London later this month.

Celeb e-mails become public art

2013-07-02 11:10

A new art project entitled We Think Alone by Miranda July uses private e-mails from celebs like Lena Dunham and Kirsten Dunst to create virtual portraits.

The Upstairs

2013-06-12 09:35

A vibey bar above one of Durban's most famous restaurants

Ai Weiwei mocks China in new music video

2013-05-22 14:26

Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei has released an obscenity-filled, metaphor-rich music video for his single Dumbass in which he profanely mocks state power.

Jackson Pollock sale breaks art records

2013-05-16 10:16

A painting by Jackson Pollock during his "three year bust of creativity" has sold at Christies in New York for a record-breaking $58.4m.

Tretchikoff painting up for auction

2013-05-02 09:49

One of South Africa's most iconic paintings, The Dying Swan by Vladimir Tretchikoff, will go under the hammer in Johannesburg this month.

Madonna sells art to fund education

2013-04-04 13:27

Madonna is selling an abstract painting by French artist Fernand Leger worth up to $7m, saying she wants to trade something valuable for something invaluable - art for education.

Tretchikoff's Chinese Girl heading back to SA

2013-03-22 17:40

Vladimir Tretchikoff's iconic painting Chinese Girl is heading back home to South Africa, after it had been bought at an auction in Britain for $1.5m.

Marilyn Monroe's 'lips' auctioned off

2013-03-07 19:10

An online-only auction of a trove of Andy Warhol's lesser works has raised $2.3m at Christie's, with a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe's lips coming out on top.

Bob Dylan paintings on show in Milan

2013-02-07 13:16

A little known side of famous US singer Bob Dylan has gone on show in Milan this week - a series of paintings of New Orleans that he produced between 2008 and 2011.

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