Arts

'The Kiss' and other Rodin bronzes up for auction in Paris

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PARIS Five small bronze statues by French 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin will be auctioned in Paris next week, including a cast of his celebrated "The Kiss", which is estimated at 1.5 to 2 million euros ($1.70-2.27 million).

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' headed for Broadway debut 10 Feb 2016

NEW YORK Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is coming to Broadway for the first time in a new stage version written by "West Wing" writer Aaron Sorkin, producers said on Wednesday.

New York art gallery, Sotheby's chairman settle fake Rothko case 10 Feb 2016

NEW YORK Knoedler & Co, which before closing in 2011 was New York City's oldest art gallery, has agreed to settle a lawsuit over an $8.3 million sale of a fake Rothko painting, just as its ex-president was preparing to testify at trial.

Scandalous painting inspires new London ballet 'Strapless' 09 Feb 2016

LONDON When acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon first saw "Portrait of Madame X", he was captivated by the painting that caused a social uproar in 19th century Paris. | Video

Big name Dutch art fair follows flush collectors to New York 05 Feb 2016

AMSTERDAM One of the world's largest art fairs is venturing away from its Dutch home base for the first time as economic weakness in Europe and emerging Chinese and Russian markets leave New York an increasingly important source of wealthy collectors.

Yoko Ono opens 'Land of Hope' exhibition in Mexico 04 Feb 2016

MEXICO CITY - - Yoko Ono is seeking to spread a message of peace in Mexico with an exhibition in the capital's Museum of Memory and Tolerance. | Video

Artist marks Year of the Monkey with miniscule sculpture 03 Feb 2016

Taiwanese artist Chen Forng-Shean welcomed the lunar New Year by making a tiny resin sculpture of a monkey so small it can fit on the tip of a pencil. | Video

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With Cara Delevingne as muse, artist Yeo presents new portraits 02 Feb 2016

LONDON Known for his famous subjects, from politicians and royalty to Hollywood celebrities, portrait artist Jonathan Yeo explores different ways of looking at the same person in his latest work -- a series of paintings of model and actress Cara Delevingne. | Video

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Five works from Gurlitt art trove were looted by Nazis, task force finds 14 Jan 2016

BERLIN A task force set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 art works discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups.