Modern, surrealist art auction aims to fetch USD 100M
Modern, surrealist art auction aims to fetch USD 100M

Two dozen modern and surrealist art works amassed by a private collector, including important paintings by Joan Miro and Rene Magritte, are expected to fetch at least USD 100 million when they go on auction in London next year.

Veteran artist captures Lord Shiva's cosmic dance on canvas

Kolkata: In a new series of paintings, veteran artist Uma Bardhan has captured the different motions of creation, destruction and salvation as reflected in the 'Tandav' dance of Lord Shiva.

Picasso auction in US nets $4.6 mn
Picasso auction in US nets $4.6 mn

A ‘Picasso through the eyes of a connoisseur’ auction in New York brought in $4.6 million for close to 100 works by the Spanish painter.

40,000 year old paintings excavated in Asia may rewrite history of art

A recent excavation project disclosed that art may not have originated in Europe but also along the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Prized Possessions
Prized Possessions

Rama Sreekant

Be it Burmese rubies or a handmade gold-finished golf set, luxuristas give us a sneak peek of their one precious piece of luxury.

Andy Warhol`s Marilyn Monroe work fetches USD 41 million

Two works by iconic pop artist Andy Warhol including a painting of screen icon Marilyn Monroe have, fetched USD 100 million.

EC seeks report on Narendra Modi`s speech on Mamata Banerjee`s paintings

Taking suo motu cognisance, the Election Commission Monday sought a detailed report from the district administration in West Bengal`s Hooghly on BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi`s speech raising questions about Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s painting being sold at an exorbitant price.

Paintings vandalised in India on exhibition in Pak

Nearly five months after many paintings by Pakistani artists were vandalised in Ahmedabad, 42 of them have finally returned home and are being exhibited at a gallery here.

US professor helps authenticate Van Gogh painting

A professor with Rice University in the US state of Texas has helped to authenticate a painting by Vincent van Gogh in an Amsterdam museum with digital sleuthing, the varsity said Thursday.

Picasso paintings fetch over $6 mn at auction

Two Pablo Picasso paintings belonging to his granddaughter Marina`s personal collection sold for more than 5 million euros ($6.6 million) at an auction here Thursday.

Works of Husain, Pakistani artists to be auctioned at Sotheby`s

Works of Indian contemporary artists, including two paintings by late M.F. Husain, and Pakistani painters will go under the hammer at Sotheby`s in London for its Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art sale June 11.

Paintings return to England for first time in 230 years

A world-class collection of oil paintings returning from Russia to England is like the treasures of the Forbidden City returning to Beijing, the exhibition curator said.

Mamata to raise money for panchayat polls by selling her paintings

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she was against extortion and would raise funds for panchayat elections from sale of her paintings.

Tagore converted his writings into paintings: Scholars

All of Rabindranath Tagore`s creative works like poetries, paintings and music were interconnected with a fundamental rhythm.

Goya comes to Delhi: Historic prints freeze frames of war

18th century Spanish artist Goya captured the horrors of Napolean`s invasion of Spain on canvas, drawings and etchings.

Man held in Picasso theft to plead not guilty

The attorney for a New Jersey man accused of snatching a Picasso drawing off the wall says his client will plead not guilty.

In exile, Husain wanted to destroy his paintings: Son

Forced to live away from India, MF Husain at one time wanted to destroy all his paintings, says his son Owais Husain.

Bali, Andes paintings soar in Latam art auction

A sensuous scene in Bali and Andean-inspired landscapes scored artist records at Christie`s Latin American sale but demand was weak for works by Botero.

2,000 Tagore paintings be digitised

Nearly 2,000 paintings by Tagore are being digitised and the process is almost complete.

"I am no painter," says Mamata after selling works for a crore

Although Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee`s collection of 95 paintings were sold out within three days for a staggering price of more than a crore, she refuses to be acknowledged as a painter.