Van Gogh landscape expected to fetch millions at auction

Van Gogh landscape expected to fetch millions at auction

PARIS (Reuters) - A landscape painting by Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh that went on display in Paris on Wednesday is expected to fetch...
Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull rises again in London

Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull rises again in London

LONDON (Reuters) - An ancient Assyrian winged bull sculpture destroyed by Islamic State (IS) fighters in 2015 and subsequently recast in recycled Middle Eastern...
War gives sense of urgency to collaboration between two Syrian artists

War gives sense of urgency to collaboration between two Syrian artists

BEIRUT (Reuters) - One is the grandson of an Armenian troubadour who fled to Syria in 1915. The other is a descendant of a...
Lebanese cleric's piano playing strikes wrong note for some

Lebanese cleric’s piano playing strikes wrong note for some

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Muslim cleric has been expelled from his seminary in Lebanon after a video of his piano playing, posted online, drew...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Homer’s Odyssey gets modern art treatment at London exhibition

LONDON (Reuters) - Contemporary artists have drawn upon everything from comic books to Campbell’s soup cans for inspiration in recent years, but New York...
Oasis of calm in shattered region, Dubai steps out as art hub

Oasis of calm in shattered region, Dubai steps out as art hub

DUBAI (Reuters) - As traditional centers of modern Arab art in Damascus and Baghdad have imploded amid disastrous wars, the sheeny city-state of Dubai...
Christie's to auction rare watch once owned by Egyptian king

Christie’s to auction rare watch once owned by Egyptian king

DUBAI (Reuters) - A rare gold watch once owned by Egypt’s King Farouk is expected to fetch $400,000 to $800,000 when it auctions this...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Flower power: Chinese artist hails east-west dialogue with petals

LONDON (Reuters) - The sweeping fields of flowers that fill the canvases at Zhuang Hong Yi’s new London exhibition are more than just depictions...
Film maker George Lucas breaks ground on LA narrative museum

Film maker George Lucas breaks ground on LA narrative museum

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Star Wars” film maker George Lucas broke ground on his new $1 billion story-telling museum on Wednesday, saying it will...
Rockefeller's Picasso could be part of biggest art collection ever sold

Rockefeller’s Picasso could be part of biggest art collection ever sold

PARIS (Reuters) - A rare Picasso once owned by Gertrude Stein is part of an art trove belonging to the Rockefeller dynasty that could...

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Trump threatens govt. shutdown in Sept if no funding for wall

Trump threatens government shutdown in September if no funding for wall

WASHINGTON, Michigan (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to shut down the federal government in September if Congress did not provide...
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DUBAI/LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the biggest shareholder in J Sainsbury Plc , is supportive of merger talks between the British supermarket...

Bjork claims maiden European Tour title at China Open

(Reuters) - Sweden’s Alexander Bjork won his maiden European Tour title at the China Open on Sunday, closing with a seven-under 65 to seal...