Arts coverage from Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO - Writer, director and executive producer David Mamet takes part in a panel discussion of HBO's "Phil Spector" during the 2013 Winter Press Tour for the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

David Mamet has written a new play about film producer Harvey Weinstein, the Pulitzer Prize winner said in an interview published on Friday.

Arts16 days ago

An assistant holds a 102.34 carat white diamond at Sotheby's auction house in London, Britain February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A flawless diamond, the size of a large strawberry, is expected to fetch a world record price when it comes to market at Sotheby's in London this month.

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The 1877 painting "Les Choristes" (The Chorus Singers) by Edgar Degas, seen in this picture provided by the French Customs on February 23, 2018, was found during a routine check on a bus at a highway rest area east of Paris on February 16, 2018. The pastel, depicting a line of men singing in the opera Don Juan, was stolen nine years ago from a museum in Marseille.  Douane Francaise/Handout via Reuters

French customs police have found a painting by 19th century master Edgar Degas that was stolen nine years ago from a museum in Marseille in the luggage compartment of a bus near Paris, the government said on Friday.

Arts15 days ago

Pieces of a 130-tonne "fatberg", a ball of fat and waste that was discovered in a London sewer in late 2017, have gone on display at a museum in the city.

Arts16 days ago

A decoration of a figure is seen on a mosaic floor which archaeologists say is 1,800 years old and was unearthed during an Israel Antiquities Authority excavation in Caesarea, Israel February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A 1,800-year-old mosaic of toga-clad men dating back to the Roman era has been unearthed in Israel, archaeologists said on Thursday.

Arts16 days ago

A worker at Bonhams auctioneers poses next to Tutu," by Nigeria's best-known modern artist Ben Enwonwu, ahead of its sale, in London, Britain February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years has been found in a London flat and will be sold at an auction screened live in Lagos, allowing Nigerian art lovers to make bids direct from the West African mega-city.

Arts18 days ago

A Terracotta  Warrior which guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, on loan from China is displayed in The World Museum, Liverpool, Britain February 6, 2017.REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Figures from China's famed Terracotta Army go on display in a museum in Liverpool this week, a decade after the life-sized sculptures were first showcased in Britain to throngs of visitors.

Arts21 days ago

Syrian artist Lina Aljijakli poses with her paintings in the Atelier for Artists in Exile in Paris, France, January 31, 2018. Aljijakli is one of around 150 artists from 20 countries supported by the atelier, an association in Paris that provides work space, supplies and exposure to artists seeking asylum in France.   Picture taken January 31, 2018.   REUTERS/Clotaire Achi

Paris, whose bohemian culture attracted some of the world's finest painters at the turn of the 20th century, is opening its doors to a new wave of talent, driven its way this time by war and poverty.

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The Statue of King Ramses II is seen on the way to the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egypt moved an 83-tonne, 3,200-year-old statue of King Ramses II to the atrium of Cairo's new Grand Egyptian Museum on Thursday in a complex operation undertaken by army engineers and specialist contractors.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO:  Maurizio Cattelan’s “America,” a fully functional solid gold toilet is seen at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, U.S., August 30, 2017.   REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

New York's Guggenheim Museum offered to lend an 18-karat gold toilet to President Donald Trump after the White House asked to borrow a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

World News2 days ago

Belgian police special forces patrol after an area of the Forest commune that had been closed by them in Brussels, Belgium February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Police closed down a street in southern Brussels in a major security operation involving specialist armed units on Thursday after a report of a possible murder.

Full coverage of the Winter Olympics.13 days ago

Biathlon – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Men's 10 km Sprint – Alpensia Biathlon Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea – February 11, 2018 - Arnd Peiffer of Germany finishes. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

German biathlete Arnd Peiffer had a terrible start to his Sunday but his luck turned once he was out on the course at the Alpensia resort and he ended up winning Olympic gold in the men's 10km sprint.

U.S. Legal News16 days ago

A U.S. judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking the return by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan of a Pablo Picasso masterpiece that a German Jewish businessman was allegedly forced to sell at a low price, to fund an escape from the Nazis and fascism.

Business News19 days ago

A car with the Nissan logo badge is seen on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Nissan Motor Co <7201.T> said on Tuesday it will launch the new version of its all-electric vehicle Leaf in seven markets in Asia-Pacific, and explore bringing it to two more, in its latest push to boost sales of electrified vehicles.

Sports News21 days ago

Tennis - Davis Cup - World Group First Round - Serbia v United States - Sportski Centar Cair, Nis, Serbia - February 3, 2018  U.S. Davis Cup team poses for a picture after their win over Serbia. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The United States surged to an unbeatable 3-0 lead to eliminate 2010 champions Serbia in the first round of the Davis Cup on Saturday.

Artsa month ago

Designers aim to meet rising demand for "modest fashion" with a show in the style capital Paris. Amy Pollock reports.

Models in brightly colored pant suits and ankle-length dresses graced a Paris catwalk this week in what organizers said was the city's first show of modest fashion that highlights styles popular with Muslim women.

Environmenta month ago

A street-lamp is seen on the flooded banks of the Seine River in Paris, France, after days of almost non-stop rain caused flooding in the country, January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The Louvre museum in Paris closed its basement display of Islamic art on Wednesday following a sharp rise in the level of the river Seine, which has been swollen by weeks of heavy rain.

Commoditiesa month ago

FILE PHOTO: A Chinese ship is loaded with soybeans at Port of Santos May 19, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo

Brazil's share of soybean exports to China, the world's top buyer of the commodity, grew to the largest on record in 2017 and looks set to expand again this year, helped by competitive prices and the high protein content of its crops.

Artsa month ago

Britain's choreographer Christopher Bruce (C) works at the Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta's dace studio in Havana, Cuba, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta, whose dynamic masculinity on stage exemplified the style of his native Cuba, is breaking more boundaries as his young dance company showcases more foreign choreography in an island-wide cultural revival.

Artsa month ago

Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 fashion collection in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Christian Dior plunged spectators into a surrealist dreamworld on Monday at Paris' Haute Couture week, as models dressed in black-and-white hypnotic patterns took to the runway under sculptures of body parts suspended from the ceiling.

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