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Da Vinci portrait smashes record sale

LEONARDO da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, “Salvator Mundi,” sold for a record-smashing US$450.3 million at Christie’s, more than double the previous price for any work of art at auction. The painting, ...

November 19, 2017, Sunday

New media exhibition explores the digital age

WITH the surge of cyber culture and the application of digital devices, technology has, to a great extent, restructured our understanding toward time and space, work and entertainment, politics and economy. ...

November 19, 2017, Sunday

A football shirt badge of honor

FOOTBALL shirts are not just symbols of team allegiance: the colors, designs and styles are being reappraised as icons of sartorial cool at an exhibition in London. “The Art of the Football Shirt” takes ...

July 30, 2017, Sunday

Queen Elizabeth gift display

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is putting gifts received from world leaders on display at Buckingham Palace, with the eclectic collection including presents from the likes of Nelson Mandela and John F....

July 30, 2017, Sunday

Birthplace of Mozart celebrates opera’s most controversial

AUSTRIA’S Salzburg Festival opened last Saturday, the start of more than a month of classical and dramatic performances featuring some of opera’s brightest and most controversial stars. A highlight of ...

July 30, 2017, Sunday

House of bamboo

Bamboo is getting attention these days as a versatile and sustainable material for housewares, so the timing is good for a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit that explores Japan’s ancient craft of bas...

July 23, 2017, Sunday

More signature X+Q Art on show at L’Avenue

X+Q Art, founded by art duo Xiang Qing and Qu Guangci, unveiled their latest exhibition “Met Happiness” at L’Avenue shopping mall in Shanghai. Featuring a two-floor-high scaffold-like plastic art installation, ...

July 23, 2017, Sunday

Comic-Con’s pop-culture celebration kicks off

CALLING all superheroes, sci-fi fans and all genre lovers: Comic-Con is here. The annual pop-culture celebration kicks off on Wednesday night with a preview of the San Diego Convention Center’s showroom ...

July 23, 2017, Sunday

Death in the Ice explores Franklin’s fateful trip

A new major London exhibition aims to solve a 170 year-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of British explorer John Franklin in the Arctic. “Death in the Ice” retraces his final expedition, to ...

July 16, 2017, Sunday

Fish served up in LED

A Japanese artist has used thousands of fish in illuminated tanks to create a sprawling psychedelic visual art installation, drawing tens of thousands of viewers in Tokyo....

July 16, 2017, Sunday


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