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Turning 90, Winnie-the-Pooh meets Britain's queen in new story


LONDON Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90 this year and the much-loved children's character returns for a new adventure in which he meets someone else celebrating the same significant birthday -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth. | Video


Pro-EU group unveils Soviet-style mural of Trump kissing ex-Mayor Johnson 25 May 2016

LONDON A giant mural of Donald Trump locked in a kiss with former London mayor Boris Johnson in the style of a legendary Soviet-era image has been unveiled by a group campaigning for Britain to stay in the European Union.


Constable painting seen fetching to $23.5 million at auction 26 May 2016

LONDON, May 26 British painter John Constable's six-foot artwork "View on the Stour near Dedham," will go under the hammer next month where it is expected to fetch around 12 million to 16 million pounds ($17.6 million - $23.5 million), Christie's said on Thursday.


Private collectors display their Banksy art in Rome 24 May 2016

ROME The mysterious British street artist known as Banksy has stenciled on surfaces from London to Gaza, but now a large collection of his work is going on display in a much more conventional setting - a museum in Rome. | Video

Filipino painters used dirty-water pigments to highlight pollution in Manila 25 May 2016

MANILA Polluted Manila river water has inspired a team of Filipino artists to paint watercolors using dirty water pigments to promote awareness of environmental degradation. | Video


Auctioneer Christie's fined for putting undocumented ivory on sale 24 May 2016

LONDON Auctioneer Christie's has been fined 3,250 pounds ($4,750) for selling elephant ivory without the correct documentation, London police said on Tuesday.


New York art students mold clay into faces of city's nameless 18 May 2016

NEW YORK When Amy Pekal signed up for the New York Academy of Art to hone her skills as a sculptor, she never thought she would end up assisting in a police investigation.


South Korean novelist Han wins Man Booker International Prize 17 May 2016

SEOUL South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction on Monday for her novel "The Vegetarian", a dark, surreal story about a woman who gives up eating meat and seeks to become a tree. | Video


Museum shines rare spotlight on China's Cultural Revolution 15 May 2016

CHENGDU, China Tucked away in southwestern China's Sichuan province, a private collector stands virtually alone in exhibiting relics from the 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution. | Video


The man who paints cows 16 May 2016

EAST SUSSEX, UK - British painter John Marshall has spent the last decade restricting himself to just one subject: the humble cow. The paintings are big, around 2 meters and, Marshall claims, each bovine has its unique characteristics.  | Video