Art

The book "Soumission" (Submission) by French author Michel Houellebecq is displayed in a bookstore in Paris January 7, 2015.
Croatia Festival To Stage Houellebecq Play Despite Security Concerns
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival will go ahead and stage a play by French author Michel Houellebecq, reversing a decision to cancel it after police voiced concerns for security because he has stirred controversy over his critical views of Islam. More
Bruce Jenner arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009.
‘Transparent’ Creator Reveals Bruce Jenner Loves The Show
Kim Kardashian revealed to Jill Soloway the whole Kardashian clan, including stepdad Bruce Jenner, watch and love the show. More
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Argentina's President Seeks Arts Legacy With Concert Hall
With less than a year to go in her presidency, Cristina Fernandez has sought her place in Argentina's cultural history, unveiling Latin America's largest arts complex, housed in Buenos Aires's historic former Post and Telegraph Palace. More
Photographers take photographs of  'Coloring Book', a sculpture by Jeff Koons, in the Annenberg Courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts, in London  May 17, 2011
Koons Sculpture Raises 12 Million Euros At Cannes AIDS Auction
A huge sculpture called "Coloring Book" by American artist Jeff Koons sold for 12 million euros ($13.2 million) at a star-studded charity auction near Cannes that raised more than 33 million euros for AIDS research. More
Singer Maria Olafs representing Iceland performs the song "Unbroken" during the second semifinal of the upcoming 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 21, 2015.
Vienna Shakes Off Fusty Image As Eurovision Carnival Hits Town
Vienna hopes the final of the Eurovision Song Contest will show a new liberal and light-hearted side to the opulent Austrian capital when the jamboree of glitter, capes and power ballads hits town this weekend. More
Part of a time-lapse projection of the New York skyline through the years is seen inside the Sky Pod Elevator on the way up to the One World Observatory observation deck on the 100th floor of the One World Trade center tower in New York, during a media to
NYC's One World Observatory Offers Panoramic Views, Painful Memories
New York's One World Trade Center on Wednesday treated invited guests to a sneak peek at the panoramic views from the observation deck atop the newly opened tower, which rises nearly a quarter of a mile (400 meters) above the streets of Lower Manhattan. More
Musicians line-up in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall to take part in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) 28th annual auditions for Music Under New York in Midtown Manhattan May 19, 2015.
Musicians, From Opera To Blues, Seek To Play New York Subways
It may not be the lights of Broadway but subway stations aren't a bad gig either, according to scores of musicians who auditioned on Tuesday to play in New York City's bustling underground terminals. More
Artist Atif Ateeq prepares the multi-media installation titled "Hands Up" that addresses law enforcement's relationship with minorities at Flux Factory in the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens, New York May 13, 2015.
New York Exhibit Taps Into Dialogue On Race And Policing
A multimedia installation opening in New York on Friday aims to encourage a conversation about law enforcement's treatment of minorities by simulating a disorienting confrontation with police. More
An employee poses with an oval shaped ruby and diamond ring and a rectangular cut sapphire and diamond ring from the Lily Safra collection during an auction preview at Christie's in Geneva May 10, 2012.
Sapphire Sets Record At Christie's, Spanish Royal Brooch Stranded
Rare colored gems led by a record-setting sapphire found new owners at Christie's on Wednesday, but a heavily publicized brooch from Spain's royal family was left on the block. More
A man pauses to look at Pablo Picasso's "Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O')" (Women of Algiers)
With A $180 Million Picasso, Art Market Enters A New Frontier
When Picasso's "Les Femmes d'Alger (Version O)" set a record on Monday as the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, it was by a wide margin of nearly $40 million, fetching just under $180 million. More
Artist Yoko Ono interacts with the exhibit "Apple" at the Museum of Modern Art exhibition dedicated exclusively to her work, titled “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971”, in New York May 12, 2015.
NY's MoMA Explores Yoko Ono's Influence Through Her Early Art
Artist Yoko Ono's career has spanned more than five decades and the Museum of Modern Art is celebrating her achievements with an exhibition of her early works showing how her ideas influenced the development of art in New York in the 1960s. More
A Christie's employee hold up the winning paddle number for Pablo Picasso's "Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O')" (Women of Algiers) at Christie's Auction House in the Manhattan borough New York May 11, 2015.
Picasso Painting Sells For $179.4 Million, Smashing Art Auction Record
A Picasso oil painting from 1955 smashed the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction when it soared to $179.4 million at Christie's on Monday. More
Director of the movie George Miller (C) poses with cast member Tom Hardy (R) and actor Mel Gibson at the premiere of "Mad Max: Fury Road" in Hollywood, California May 7, 2015.
Mel Gibson Appears At ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Red Carpet Premiere With Star Tom Hardy And Director George Miller
The original "Mad Max" star has shown his support to the new film's younger cast. More
A man stands near a sculpture called "Torso of the Discobolus" at the Prada Foundation in Milan, May 6, 2015.
Prada Mixes Fashion, Art and Wes Anderson Bar in Milan
Prada -- the Devil's favorite fashion brand, as the film and book would have it -- is launching a giant multi-disciplinary arts complex on the edge of Milan that it hopes will attract tens of thousands of visitors a year. More
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