Pop artist Allen Jones revisits work with Kate Moss in new London show


LONDON British pop artist Allen Jones returns to the subject of supermodel Kate Moss in his latest exhibition in London, which once more puts the female form centre-stage in sculptures ranging from the hyper-realistic to the abstract. | Video

Cuban man arrested in Greece in connection with Havana art heist 25 Nov 2015

ATHENS A 36-year-old Cuban man has been arrested in Greece in connection with the theft of dozens of modernist art works from Havana's National Museum of Fine Arts, Greek police said on Wednesday.


Nicole Kidman named best actress in London stage awards 23 Nov 2015

LONDON Nicole Kidman won the best actress award for her performance as a DNA researcher in the play "Photograph 51" at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday. | Video

Italy art critics, politicians recriminate after $16 million paintings heist 21 Nov 2015

ROME Amid recriminations and wildly diverging theories, Italian politicians and art critics are still trying to comprehend a dramatic robbery which saw 17 paintings including several masterpieces taken from a museum in Verona this week.


U.S. agents recover N.C. Wyeth paintings stolen in Maine 19 Nov 2015

BOSTON The last two of six N.C. Wyeth paintings stolen from a Maine collector in 2013 have been recovered by agents from the FBI, closing the book on what officials say was the most significant art theft in that state's history.

John Grisham's 'Rogue Lawyer' back on top of U.S. bestsellers list 19 Nov 2015

John Grisham reclaimed the top spot on the U.S. fiction bestsellers chart on Thursday with his new thriller "Rogue Lawyer."


Lennon, Thatcher, Henry VIII star in 'Face of Britain' 16 Nov 2015

LONDON What do John Lennon, Margaret Thatcher, Henry VIII and West Indian immigrants in 1956 London have in common? They are all, according to British historian Simon Schama, part of "The Face of Britain".

Three British authors, one Irish on Costa prize fiction shortlist 17 Nov 2015

LONDON Novels by three British authors and one Irish writer have made the four-book fiction shortlist for the 2015 Costa Book Awards, the prize committee announced on Tuesday.


Portrait of Camilla's ex-husband Parker Bowles fetches $35 million at auction 11 Nov 2015

NEW YORK A Lucian Freud portrait of Andrew Parker Bowles - the ex-husband of Prince Charles' wife Camilla - sold for $34.9 million at Christie's on Tuesday as contemporary works by artists from Andy Warhol to Louise Bourgeois drew strong prices and spirited bidding.

A record for Twombly at Sotheby's $295 million contemporary art auction 12 Nov 2015

NEW YORK An untitled "blackboard" work by Cy Twombly sold for a record-setting $70.5 million at Sotheby's on Wednesday, leading the way to a $295 million total at the auction house's sale of contemporary and post-war art.