Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, considered one of Africa’s foremost artists, inaugurated a retrospective in Besancon on Saturday, his last exhibit in his adoptive France before moving all of his works to a museum he is building in his home country.
With private jets filling the air and lines of luxury limousines on the ready, deep-pocketed collectors from around the world have flocked to Switzerland this week for Art Basel, the biggest contemporary art fair on the planet.
Manuscripts, letters and drawings of the writers William Faulkner, Samuel Beckett and Joseph Conrad start to go on auction in New York next week, in a rare chance to snap up their belongings.
She has led Moscow’s renowned Pushkin Museum for over half a century, helped Russians discover the art of her friend Marc Chagall and battled to bring late impressionist art out of the vaults and into public view.
Australia has been challenged to match France’s promotion of Aboriginal art after the inauguration of a landmark work in Paris.
A single anonymous buyer on Thursday snapped up 48 sections of the Berlin Wall bearing works by international artists for 730,000 euros at auction in Paris, the auction house Pierre Berge & Associes announced.
US author Dan Brown revealed the human tendency for conspiracy was the secret behind his bestsellers at a talk on Thursday in Florence, where tourists are flocking in the footsteps of his mystery-cracking hero.
British writer Tom Sharpe, author of the dark-humoured “Wilt” series about a harassed literature teacher, died Thursday at the age of 85 in northeastern Spain, his publisher said.
Move over Mona Lisa! Paris is about to unveil a new work of art that, just like Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, will be seen by millions of visitors every year.
The year is 2060 and a ramshackle little museum is hosting the first international exhibition ever on “Life in the Former European Union”, a period “when Brussels, not Warsaw, lay at the beating heart of the old continent.”