An Italian town pulled off an elaborate ruse to fool thieves into stealing a worthless replica of a R49 million painting

2019-03-15 08:24

Police caught wind of the planned robbery and decided to lay a trap for them.

5 top tips for investing in art

2019-03-03 12:11

Investec recently held its art fair in Cape Town. The bank breaks down what you need to know when it comes to buying art.

A man reportedly left a valuable Picasso vase worth R55 000 on a train, and no one can find it

2019-02-28 07:45

The 76-year-old man reportedly stored the 25cm-tall vase inside a large shopping bag while travelling from German city Kassel to Dusseldorf.

Black women are taking selfies in front of the Mona Lisa to challenge continuing beauty and power stereotypes

2019-02-18 17:50

Black women are sharing pictures of themselves in front of the Mona Lisa for the most empowering reason.

A photographer is being accused of having a 'white saviour' complex after making an elaborate photoshoot of a white bride in a Cameroon village

2019-02-10 11:30

Luxembourg-based photographer Awamu Moja made an elaborate photoshoot of a white model in a bridal dress among Baka villagers in Cameroon.

An Ivanka Trump lookalike is vacuuming up crumbs in a new art exhibition

2019-02-06 09:26

A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up.

A Banksy artwork found on the side of a garage in Wales has been sold for more than R1.7 million

2019-01-18 14:07

"Season's Greetings" was purchased by Essex-based Banksy collector John Brandler who promised to keep the mural in Port Talbot.

An art expert says his cat destroyed a painting worth R90,000

2019-01-12 12:00

He speculated that his cat Padme feels no remorse for what happened.

5 reasons to make sure your art is covered correctly

2019-01-06 09:55

There are different risks associated with valuable art collections and it is important to make sure that you have the correct insurance cover, says an expert.

The best place to put million-dollar pieces of art? The bathroom

2018-12-22 13:10

Where does one of the world’s leading collectors of French and Italian bronze sculptures display his most prized pieces? The bathroom, of course.


Two-year-old art prodigy dubbed “pint-sized Picasso”

2019-03-14 15:49

She may still be in diapers but this two-year-old is making a name for herself as an art prodigy.

Meet the hairstylist who's used her career as an artist to weave the most extraordinary stories about black women

2019-03-01 15:11

Her brilliantly intricate pieces take us on her and others' hair journeys and self-expression.

This photo of a dressed-up zebra just fetched R1.7 million - a record price for a South African photograph

2019-02-27 06:15

A photo by Athi-Patra Ruga has set an auction record for the highest price ever achieved in South Africa for photography.

'Words cannot tell how it feels' - Gauteng artist wins top prize at Investec Cape Town Art Fair

2019-02-18 08:46

An artist who hails from Benoni in Gauteng has secured himself the top prize at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

An artist edits herself into iconic photos of celebrities that make it seem like she can travel through time

2019-02-10 11:19

Celine Liu has edited herself into portraits of stars like Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn, to name a few.

Mandala magic!

2019-01-22 10:00

Have you laid your hands on the February issue of Home yet?

A Toto song will play ‘forever’ in the middle of the Namib desert – or at least until the sand eats it

2019-01-17 10:46

The installation in Namibia consists of six speakers attached to an MP3 player, powered by solar power.

Curtain eyebrows, period stains and Rapunzel armpit hair: this macro photography artist will keep you glued to your phone

2019-01-08 11:56

Riveting images. Marius Sperlich is the artist to follow on Instagram. (Content warning: Nudity)

This artist transforms real people into Disney-like cartoons, and the results are unreal

2018-12-22 15:27

She achieves her glossy, computerised style with the assistance of a digital tablet and Photoshop.

Banksy's latest creation depicts a kid licking ash out of the air, and it calls attention to a global health crisis

2018-12-21 10:22

Banksy's "Season's Greetings" is an unorthodox holiday image.

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