Arts

Arts coverage from Reuters.

Arts3 hours ago

Naief Abou of German art logistics company Roggendorf Master Packer unpacks the damaged sculpture "Waescherin" by an unknown artist during a media tour in a depot of German art insurer AXA Art that stores damaged art in Cologne, Germany, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

What happens to artworks which are too badly damaged to be restored once the insurer has paid out the claim?

Arts5 days ago

A Sotheby's employee poses with a bust of Kate Moss in solid 18-carat gold during a photocall for 'The Midas Touch' collection at Sotheby's in London, Britain, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

From a sculpture of model Kate Moss to an elaborate elephant liqueur set, an array of items made with gold will go under the hammer next week in auction house Sotheby's first ever sale dedicated to the precious metal.

Arts7 days ago

A member of Sotheby's staff reaches for a pearl and diamond pendant once belonging to Queen Marie Antoinette of France on display at Sotheby's in Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

Held in private collections for more than 200 years, jewelry that once belonged to France's ill-fated Queen Marie Antoinette has gone on display in Dubai ahead of its planned auction in Geneva next month.

Arts5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An employee walks with Banksy's "Girl and Balloon" 2009,  at Bonhams auction house in London March 23, 2012.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

The woman who bid more than 1 million pounds for a painting by the mysterious British artist Banksy which shred itself into pieces at the moment of the sale has gone ahead with the purchase, auction house Sotheby's said on Thursday.

Arts12 days ago

U.S. artist Tom Sachs poses with a Swiss 'passport' as part of his installation 'Swiss Passport Office'  at the Frieze Art Fair in London, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Ever wanted to hold a Swiss passport in these uncertain times?

Science & Space13 days ago

People watch a live performance of Exit the King at the National Theatre while wearing Smart Caption Glasses, designed by Epson, in London, Britain, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

For all his adult life keen theatergoer Tim Hardy, who is partially deaf, has watched plays with a torch in his hand and a script on his lap so he can follow what's being said on stage.

Arts14 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Dmitri Rybolovlev, President of AS Monaco Football Club, arrives to attend AS Monaco training. La Turbie, France, March 29, 2018..  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo

Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian billionaire and owner of Monaco soccer club, has sued Sotheby's for at least $380 million, alleging the auction house helped his former art adviser to defraud him.

Arts21 days ago

Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, arrives at the opening of 'Oceania' at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Britain September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Meghan Markle attended the opening of London's new "Oceania" exhibition on Tuesday evening in what was her first royal solo outing since marrying Britain's Prince Harry in May.

Arts22 days ago

Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries.

Arts23 days ago

Exiled Syrian artist Najah al-Bukai poses with a ball-pen drawing that stems from the haunting memories of the torture Bukai says he went through and witnessed when imprisoned twice in Syrian government jails, in Yerres, near Paris, France, September 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The characters drawn in black-and-white ball-pen by Najah al-Bukai look broken, left in pain and despair by the torture the exiled Syrian artist says he went through and witnessed when imprisoned twice in government jails.

Environmenta day ago

A zookeeper holds a newly born earless monitor lizard in Prague Zoo, Czech Republic October 16, 2018.  REUTERS/David W Cerny

The Prague Zoo showcased five newly-born earless monitor lizards on Tuesday as part of a European breeding program aimed at boosting numbers of the nocturnal reptiles rarely observed in the wild.

Arts11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An employee walks with Banksy's "Girl and Balloon" 2009,  at Bonhams auction house in London March 23, 2012.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

A painting by mysterious British artist Banksy shred itself into pieces at the moment it sold for more than 1 million pounds at a London auction on Friday.

Business News19 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A commercial truck with a Canada, United States and Mexico flag on its side is seen crossing over the Ambassador Bridge into Windsor, Ontario from Detroit, Michigan U.S. August 29, 2018.  REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo

The United States and Mexico abruptly canceled plans to publish NAFTA texts on Friday, sources said, as signs of renewed efforts by Canada and Washington to settle differences raised hopes a breakthrough could be made to keep the deal trilateral.

World News25 days ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during joint news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea, in an apparent warning to Russia days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the measures.

Technology News25 days ago

Pierre Fautrel, of the team of French entrepreneurs called Obvious, poses in front of the artwork "La Comtesse de Belamy" (2018), created by the Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), an algorithm that learns to generate new images by being fed a database of existing paintings, during an interview with Reuters in Paris, France, September 21, 2018.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Robots can do many of the jobs previously performed by humans, but could they ever replace artists?

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: Actress Janet McTeer poses at the Women In Film pre-oscar cocktail party at Cecconi's in West Hollywood, California, U.S., February 24, 2012.   REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

The life of French actress Sarah Bernhardt arrives on Broadway in a new play that brings a contemporary twist to her career as an woman who broke the rules of male-dominated theater.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: Workers wave CGT labour union flags with an image of revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara during a demonstration against the French government's reform plans in Marseille as part of a national day of protest, France, April 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

Fifty years after creating the Che Guevara poster that still adorns student bedrooms around the world, Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick is delighted at its ubiquity, but concerned at its exploitation for commercial gain.

Artsa month ago

A metal skull, a part of Turkish artist Ahmet Gunestekin's artwork "Chamber of Immortality", is pictured in Istanbul, Turkey September 5, 2018. Picture taken September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

In a disused hangar in Istanbul, Turkish artist Ahmet Gunestekin uses thousands of metal human skulls and twisting, spiky animal horns to re-tell some ancient myths in a towering, fearsome installation.

Artsa month ago

Artist Nick Gentry turns vintage data storage into portraits and sculptures

British artist Nick Gentry is giving a second life to unfashionable and obsolete storage devices, such as video cassettes, floppy disks and CDs, by turning them into art.

Business Newsa month ago

China's domestically developed C919 passenger jet is seen during its second test flight near Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China September 28, 2017. China Daily via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. - RC1B7076A9C0

China will show off its growing military aviation strength at its biggest airshow in November, with fighter jet flypasts and its largest display of weaponry ever, an air force spokesman said on Thursday.

Arts3 hours ago

Naief Abou of German art logistics company Roggendorf Master Packer unpacks the damaged sculpture "Waescherin" by an unknown artist during a media tour in a depot of German art insurer AXA Art that stores damaged art in Cologne, Germany, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

What happens to artworks which are too badly damaged to be restored once the insurer has paid out the claim?

Arts5 days ago

A Sotheby's employee poses with a bust of Kate Moss in solid 18-carat gold during a photocall for 'The Midas Touch' collection at Sotheby's in London, Britain, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

From a sculpture of model Kate Moss to an elaborate elephant liqueur set, an array of items made with gold will go under the hammer next week in auction house Sotheby's first ever sale dedicated to the precious metal.

Arts7 days ago

A member of Sotheby's staff reaches for a pearl and diamond pendant once belonging to Queen Marie Antoinette of France on display at Sotheby's in Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

Held in private collections for more than 200 years, jewelry that once belonged to France's ill-fated Queen Marie Antoinette has gone on display in Dubai ahead of its planned auction in Geneva next month.

Arts5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An employee walks with Banksy's "Girl and Balloon" 2009,  at Bonhams auction house in London March 23, 2012.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

The woman who bid more than 1 million pounds for a painting by the mysterious British artist Banksy which shred itself into pieces at the moment of the sale has gone ahead with the purchase, auction house Sotheby's said on Thursday.

Arts12 days ago

U.S. artist Tom Sachs poses with a Swiss 'passport' as part of his installation 'Swiss Passport Office'  at the Frieze Art Fair in London, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Ever wanted to hold a Swiss passport in these uncertain times?

Science & Space13 days ago

People watch a live performance of Exit the King at the National Theatre while wearing Smart Caption Glasses, designed by Epson, in London, Britain, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

For all his adult life keen theatergoer Tim Hardy, who is partially deaf, has watched plays with a torch in his hand and a script on his lap so he can follow what's being said on stage.

Arts14 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Dmitri Rybolovlev, President of AS Monaco Football Club, arrives to attend AS Monaco training. La Turbie, France, March 29, 2018..  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo

Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian billionaire and owner of Monaco soccer club, has sued Sotheby's for at least $380 million, alleging the auction house helped his former art adviser to defraud him.

Arts21 days ago

Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, arrives at the opening of 'Oceania' at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Britain September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Meghan Markle attended the opening of London's new "Oceania" exhibition on Tuesday evening in what was her first royal solo outing since marrying Britain's Prince Harry in May.

Arts22 days ago

Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries.

Arts23 days ago

Exiled Syrian artist Najah al-Bukai poses with a ball-pen drawing that stems from the haunting memories of the torture Bukai says he went through and witnessed when imprisoned twice in Syrian government jails, in Yerres, near Paris, France, September 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The characters drawn in black-and-white ball-pen by Najah al-Bukai look broken, left in pain and despair by the torture the exiled Syrian artist says he went through and witnessed when imprisoned twice in government jails.

Environmenta day ago

A zookeeper holds a newly born earless monitor lizard in Prague Zoo, Czech Republic October 16, 2018.  REUTERS/David W Cerny

The Prague Zoo showcased five newly-born earless monitor lizards on Tuesday as part of a European breeding program aimed at boosting numbers of the nocturnal reptiles rarely observed in the wild.

Arts11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An employee walks with Banksy's "Girl and Balloon" 2009,  at Bonhams auction house in London March 23, 2012.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

A painting by mysterious British artist Banksy shred itself into pieces at the moment it sold for more than 1 million pounds at a London auction on Friday.

Business News19 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A commercial truck with a Canada, United States and Mexico flag on its side is seen crossing over the Ambassador Bridge into Windsor, Ontario from Detroit, Michigan U.S. August 29, 2018.  REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo

The United States and Mexico abruptly canceled plans to publish NAFTA texts on Friday, sources said, as signs of renewed efforts by Canada and Washington to settle differences raised hopes a breakthrough could be made to keep the deal trilateral.

World News25 days ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during joint news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea, in an apparent warning to Russia days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the measures.

Technology News25 days ago

Pierre Fautrel, of the team of French entrepreneurs called Obvious, poses in front of the artwork "La Comtesse de Belamy" (2018), created by the Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), an algorithm that learns to generate new images by being fed a database of existing paintings, during an interview with Reuters in Paris, France, September 21, 2018.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Robots can do many of the jobs previously performed by humans, but could they ever replace artists?

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: Actress Janet McTeer poses at the Women In Film pre-oscar cocktail party at Cecconi's in West Hollywood, California, U.S., February 24, 2012.   REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

The life of French actress Sarah Bernhardt arrives on Broadway in a new play that brings a contemporary twist to her career as an woman who broke the rules of male-dominated theater.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: Workers wave CGT labour union flags with an image of revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara during a demonstration against the French government's reform plans in Marseille as part of a national day of protest, France, April 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

Fifty years after creating the Che Guevara poster that still adorns student bedrooms around the world, Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick is delighted at its ubiquity, but concerned at its exploitation for commercial gain.

Artsa month ago

A metal skull, a part of Turkish artist Ahmet Gunestekin's artwork "Chamber of Immortality", is pictured in Istanbul, Turkey September 5, 2018. Picture taken September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

In a disused hangar in Istanbul, Turkish artist Ahmet Gunestekin uses thousands of metal human skulls and twisting, spiky animal horns to re-tell some ancient myths in a towering, fearsome installation.

Artsa month ago

Artist Nick Gentry turns vintage data storage into portraits and sculptures

British artist Nick Gentry is giving a second life to unfashionable and obsolete storage devices, such as video cassettes, floppy disks and CDs, by turning them into art.

Business Newsa month ago

China's domestically developed C919 passenger jet is seen during its second test flight near Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China September 28, 2017. China Daily via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. - RC1B7076A9C0

China will show off its growing military aviation strength at its biggest airshow in November, with fighter jet flypasts and its largest display of weaponry ever, an air force spokesman said on Thursday.

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