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'Walkers on water' overwhelm Italian lake installation


SULZANO, Italy A yellow fabric walkway floating on Lake Iseo in northern Italy has attracted twice as many visitors as expected and has been forced to close at night for essential repairs and cleaning.

Actor Johnny Depp's Basquiat art to go under the hammer 29 Jun 2016

LONDON Eight works by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat collected by actor Johnny Depp over 25 years go under the hammer this month at auction house Christie's in London. | Video

Banksy's spray painted SWAT Van seen fetching $400,000 at auction 29 Jun 2016

LONDON A SWAT van spray painted by elusive street artist Banksy will go under the hammer at a London auction on Wednesday with an estimated sale price of around $400,000. | Video

David Hockney returns to London's Royal Academy with new art show 29 Jun 2016

LONDON British artist David Hockney will return to the Royal Academy of Arts with a new exhibition of portraits that offers an insight into his life in Los Angeles and his connections to the art world. | Video


Paris exhibition displays Chirac-like 18th century Japanese masks 20 Jun 2016

PARIS Three antique Japanese theater masks that bear a striking resemblance to former French president Jacques Chirac will go on display from Tuesday in a Paris museum he set up 10 years ago and that will now bear his name.


Venezuelan protests economic crisis through currency art 17 Jun 2016

CARACAS With Venezuela's highest denomination bill now worth less than a stick of gum, one local designer is protesting his country's economic crisis through currency art.


Jewelry, sneakers and lots of paper towels at 'Whitey' Bulger auction 16 Jun 2016

BOSTON Some of former Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's preferences were made well known during the years he ruled the city's underworld: He didn't like snitches and expected absolute obedience from members of his gang.


Walk on water at Italian lake 'Floating Piers' installation 16 Jun 2016

SULZANO, Italy Ever fancied walking on water? Well now you can, thanks to Bulgarian-born artist Christo's latest art installation providing a floating walkway at Italy's Lake Iseo. | Video


Da Vinci Code's Dan Brown donates 300,000 euros to Dutch library 16 Jun 2016

AMSTERDAM American author Dan Brown has donated 300,000 euros ($335,000) to Amsterdam's Ritman Library, where he researched some of his best-selling novels, to help preserve its ancient works.


France's Sinclair mines family art history for comeback 16 Jun 2016

PARIS Delving into the history of a family art business she once shunned, French celebrity journalist Anne Sinclair is returning to public life by reconnecting with her roots.