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.

Visual art at the National Arts Festival

2015-06-21 15:10

There are worse places to get some respite from the howling Grahamstown winds than the plethora of visual art exhibitions at the National Arts Festival this year. Here are some of the top picks.

Art: As good as gold?

2015-06-14 15:00

‘When we look at the subindices of the media, we see the now decade-old declining dominance of oil,” ­George Herman, a senior ­investment strategist at ­Citadel Investment Services, tells City Press.

Queen's vagina at Versailles raises eyebrows

2015-06-05 22:31

A suggestive sculpture is raises eyebrows at Versailles - just as artist Kapoor planned.

Sotheby's to proceed with sale of 'stolen' Russian painting

2015-05-31 16:00

Sotheby's says it will proceed with the auction in London of a painting by a famous Russian artist Russian which authorities say was stolen.

Woman makes art with her period blood and this time it’s quite beautiful

2015-05-12 15:19

Her goal is to normalise menstruation and remove the “ew” factor.

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.


'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.

Rare ancient Egyptian shroud fetches fortune

2015-06-18 21:10

A rare 3 400-year-old Egyptian burial shroud has fetched millions at auction in Paris.

Witbooi's political pop art

2015-06-07 17:02

Khaya Witbooi makes a kind of political pop art that looks at South African life in living colour

SA art auction rakes in R48m

2015-06-03 15:53

A rare Ernest Mancoba, two Pierneefs and a Jane Alexander are among the art works that have raised a whopping R48m in an auction by Strauss & Co in Johannesburg.

‘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.

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.

Art and fine dining at Winchester Mansions

2015-03-23 12:36

Enjoy a night of wining and dining on excellent food and Cape wines, while surveying the works of talented artists at their monthly 3G Evenings.

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