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Art

'Crucified Putin': Latvian artist nails Russian president’s effigy to cross
The statue of a crucified Russian President Vladimir Putin has appeared at an art exhibition in the center of Latvia's capital, Riga, local media report. Visitors are allowed to put nails into the installation, but not everyone is keen to do so.

15.05.2015 12:48

Picasso painting sets new auction record at $179.4mn
A Pablo Picasso painting has set a new world record for a piece of art at an auction. One fortunate bidder has spent $179mn with premium and commission to grab sole possession of Women of Algiers (Version O).

12.05.2015 00:12

Snowden freed: NYPD releases illegally installed bust for art show
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has found a new home. Well, his likeness has anyway. A 100-lb bust that was secretly erected in a New York park will be on display at a Brooklyn art show. Police ticketed the artists for their installation.

07.05.2015 19:29

Dazzling photomicrography revealed in Nikon’s annual contest (VIDEO)
Nikon has posted the scary and awesome photomicrography works that won the judges’ hearts at the 2014 Small World in Motion competition. If you too have a flair for the arts, hurry up – there’s still time to submit your 2015 entries before today finishes.

30.04.2015 06:18

'Before' & 'After' images of Nepal's key landmarks show scale of devastation (PHOTOS)
A number of Nepal's iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites and landmarks, including the Dharahara Tower built for a queen, have been destroyed following the earthquake that hit the country Saturday morning, killing over 3,300 people.

26.04.2015 09:03

5 arrested in China for digging 50-meter tunnel to steal antiques
Five people have been arrested in China’s northern Hebei province after being caught digging a tunnel into a pagoda to steal antiques. Three others escaped.

24.04.2015 05:49

Fluffy troops: Hermitage gives away members of historic ‘cat guard’ (VIDEO)
St. Petersburg locals and visitors have had the opportunity to acquire a personal guard from the ranks of a historic feline regiment that has been protecting one of the world’s greatest museums for centuries.

18.04.2015 17:22

'I have been controversial': Guenter Grass, Germany’s Nobel-winning author, dies at 87
The German Nobel Prize winning writer, Guenter Grass, has passed away at the age of 87 in the German city of Lubeck. His innovative art and striking personality have been shrouded in controversy, his strong political statements spurred most heated debate.

13.04.2015 16:27

Police in Gaza seize ‘$175’ Banksy painting amid ownership dispute
Palestinian police in Gaza have seized a door with a painting on it by British graffiti artist Banksy after its original owner said he had been tricked into selling it cheap for just $175.

09.04.2015 20:02

Statue at liberty: Martyred Snowden bust goes virtual overnight
A visual art collective protested the removal of a secretly installed statue of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden overnight by projecting a hologram of the bust atop the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park.

07.04.2015 15:37

Palestinian 'duped' into selling priceless Banksy mural for £118
​A Palestinian man claims he was tricked into selling a Banksy mural worth thousands of pounds for a mere £118. The work had been painted on the door of his bombed-out house.

01.04.2015 08:48

'The living walls': Russian artist breathes life into abandoned & shabby buildings (PHOTOS)
Dilapidated buildings and ramshackle structures in Russia and beyond are now wearing expressive faces, thanks to a talented young Russian artist. Comical looks and scary expressions breathe life and humor into what was once urban decay and desolation.

21.03.2015 11:09