(AFP) - In a few bright rooms near the Vienna Opera, an army of workers wield needle and thread, transform black felt almost magically into golden armour, and gleefully create blood splatter on fresh white shirts.
(AFP) - Half a millennium after Michelangelo, the Vatican is returning to its ancient tradition of art patronage with a biblical show at the Venice Biennale commissioned to revive the rapport between art and faith.
(Relaxnews) - Michael Landy's bold re-animation of classical art opens at the National Gallery in London, Boris Chaliapin's iconic portraiture for TIME magazine is aired at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, and contemporary conceptualist Cildo Meireles is installed at the Renia Sofia in Madrid.
(AFP) - A blockbuster auction of Contemporary art in New York, including a record $58.4 million for a Jackson Pollock drip painting, fetched nearly half a billion dollars on Wednesday -- the biggest haul ever at an art auction.
(AFP) - Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum is selling a limited number of copies of the Dutch master's sketchbooks for the first time, providing rare insight into his life and the origin of some of his most famous portraits, the museum said on Thursday.