Gaza man feels duped after selling Banksy mural for $175


GAZA - A Palestinian man was lamenting his misfortune on Wednesday after selling his bombed-out doorway to a local artist without realizing that the image painted on it was by Banksy and could be worth a small fortune.


Digging deep, Belgian coalfield shows where Van Gogh emerged 29 Mar 2015

MONS, Belgium - It is fitting tribute to the role the Belgian coalfield around Mons played in Van Gogh's emergence as an artist that the city has made a rare show of his early works a focus of its year as European Capital of Culture.

Painting in Dutch royal collection was Nazi loot: official report 31 Mar 2015

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch Royal Family owns a painting by a Dutch master that was looted during by the Nazis during Germany's occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two, according to a report published on Tuesday.


Spanish 'pop-up' Pompidou art center opens in Malaga 28 Mar 2015

MALAGA, Spain - France's Pompidou Center on Saturday brought dozens of its 20th and 21st century artwork to one of Spain's most popular coastlines, opening in the Andalusian port of Malaga the first of several international outposts.


Shakespeare's Globe theaters sets stage for new funding for culture 27 Mar 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - - William Shakespeare's Globe theaters is taking on a new role as a financial trail-blazer by seeking to tap into a form of funding dominated to date by social enterprises and charities.


Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker 27 Mar 2015

ROME - Italian police have recovered a painting by Spanish master Pablo Picasso that a retired frame maker in Rome said he had been given nearly 40 years ago.


Sweden's Tomas Transtromer, Nobel prize-winning poet, dies at 83 27 Mar 2015

STOCKHOLM - Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer, a winner of the Nobel prize for literature, has died of a stroke at the age of 83, members of the Swedish Academy that confers the award said on Friday.


Chicago artist marks centennial of Armenian killings with Guernica-size work 24 Mar 2015

CHICAGO - One hundred years after the mass killing of Armenians, a Chicago artist has created a monumental painting to honor the victims and celebrate a culture that nearly vanished.


Broadway veteran Chita Rivera returns in new musical 'The Visit' 25 Mar 2015

NEW YORK - Chita Rivera, the veteran stage star who shot to fame as Anita in the 1957 production of "West Side Story," is returning to Broadway as the world's wealthiest woman in the new musical "The Visit."

Christie's aims for auction record book with $140 million Picasso 25 Mar 2015

NEW YORK - Records look set to tumble at the big spring art auctions with Christie's' announcement on Wednesday of a Picasso oil poised to set the mark for the most expensive work of art in auction history.