Art investment: These are the top 10 most bankable SA artists

2020-02-28 06:01

Who these top 10 artists are, is revealed in a new report by New World Wealth entitled 2020 Art Ratings - the most bankable artists in South Africa. New World Wealth is a global market research group based in Johannesburg.

WATCH | Dr Esther Mahlangu adds her Ndebele touch to a bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom

2020-02-26 04:30

Famous in the motoring world for working on the 1991 BMW 'art car' , South African artist Dr Esther Mahlungu has put her Ndebele tribe mark on yet another car, this time a Rolls-Royce Phantom.

A journalist has spent more than 2 years taking photos of the colourful ceilings found inside Mumbai's taxis

2020-02-16 08:21

Rachel Lopez has captured more than 500 photographs of Mumbai's vibrant taxi ceilings, and she shares all of the designs on Instagram.

PICS: These breathtaking body painting designs from an African festival will leave you inspired

2020-01-14 13:31

The annual Equatorial Guinea Bodypainting Festival is a hub of the world's best body paint artists.

This artist purposely ruined R1.3 million worth of Chanel purses, Rolex watches and other designer items - the reason will intrigue you

2020-01-03 16:34

An artist has purposely destroyed £70 000 (over R1.3 million) worth of luxury items from Hermes handbags, to Chanel purses and Rolex watches to create the perfect pictures.

Shifts in the local art market

2019-12-17 12:19

Economic uncertainty has dampened demand on the international art market, which has been discernible at art auctions here in South Africa. Despite this, the local art market remains healthy.

Iraqi protesters are transforming a Baghdad tunnel with breathtaking anti-government murals

2019-12-12 09:32

Iraqis are transforming parts of Baghdad to protest against government corruption and a lack of basic facilities.

An artist sold a banana duct-taped to the wall for R1 million. On Sunday, someone tore the fruit off the wall and ate it.

2019-12-09 17:11

This week, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan displayed a piece of art titled "Comedian" at a gallery in Miami. Then someone ate it off the wall.

This photographer spent 9 years searching the forgotten corners of the internet for strange and beautiful photos

2019-11-10 11:18

Doug Battenhausen collects beautifully amateurish photos that he gets from defunct photo accounts on Flickr, PhotoBucket, and Webshots.

Investing in your passions

2019-10-31 15:22

Growing up, Mandla Sibeko always knew that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. Today he has made FNB Art Joburg the first black-owned art fair in the country.

 

A mom hilariously recreated her daughter's childhood drawing with makeup: 'I still look the same'

2020-02-27 12:31

Denise Esktrand used makeup to recreate the portrait her daughter made more than 10 years ago. The spot-on photo is going viral.

WATCH: Investing in the art world is now just a click away

2020-02-16 17:00

Masterworks, a two-year-old startup, offers investors a chance to own shares in fine art, hoping to bring this high-end market to the masses.

A building in Spain that looks like a giant fish made for one of the world's best architecture photos

2020-02-03 17:27

The surreal shot of the Hemisferic science museum in Valencia won the Judges' Prize in the Art of Building Photographer of the Year contest.

'Pre-school Picasso' shakes up German art world

2020-01-09 18:00

Mikail Akar doesn't flinch as the cameras click around him. Born in 2012, the German artistic prodigy has spent half his life in the limelight.

Emerging artists to look out for

2020-01-03 08:34

Young, black female artists are all the rage in the emerging art market.

See if you can spot what's wrong in these photos of crowds

2019-12-16 12:53

Photographer Pelle Cass takes hundreds of photos in a single spot and then combines them in interesting ways. See if you can spot what's wrong in these photos of crowds.

Burger King taped fast food to the wall to troll Maurizio Cattelan's R1 million duct-taped banana

2019-12-11 09:47

After a banana took the world by storm at Art Basel Miami Beach, Popeyes and Burger King joined in on the fun with parodies of the duct-taped fruit.

A photographer captures giant flocks of birds at the perfect moment so they look like mesmerizing, moving sculptures

2019-12-07 09:55

Flocks of feathered fowl in fantastical shapes are the subject of Catalan photographer Xavi Bou's spellbinding project.

14 breathtaking photos of Turkey's rainbow-coloured neighbourhoods

2019-11-02 12:51

Photographer Yener Torun captures visually pleasing shots of candy-colored buildings that stand out among traditional Turkish architecture.

The wildest costumes at Burning Man over the years

2019-10-27 08:49

Burning Man is an annual art event and pop-up community in the Nevada desert. Clothing is optional, but bikinis, body paint, and feathers are on-trend.

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