Billions of dollars of art will be on show in Basel at the annual fair this week and in London ahead of a big series of sales, with experts cautiously optimistic that buyers are set to snap up rare treasures.
British figurative painter Lucian Freud, whose uncompromising portraits made him one of the world's most revered and coveted artists, has died aged 88.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner received the heads of the Argentine Confederation for Medium-sized Businesses (CAME) at the Presidencial Residence in Olivos in the mark of Industry Day.
The art world shook last February when a report by The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) revealed that China had overtaken the United Kingdom to become the world's second largest art market.
German artist Gerhard Richter may have called the prices his works fetch "daft" this month, but that did nothing to dampen collectors' enthusiasm at a Christie's auction in Londo
The heiress daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton is bringing art to Middle America when she opens a new museum this week featuring an immense collection of American art.
French comic-book artist Jean Giraud, alias "Moebius", best known in France for his gritty Wild West character "Blueberry", has died at the age of 73 after a battle with cancer, his publisher said today.
The German Historical Museum in Berlin must return a collection of thousands of rare, handcrafted posters seized more than 70 years ago by the Nazis to the son of the original owner, Germany's federal court said.
A shabby area of Berlin best known for its curb-crawling prostitutes and drug dealers is recovering some of the Bohemian allure of its glory days in the 1920s as low rents and its central location lure art galleries.
Christie's will showcase highlights of its summer season in London with a public exhibition of some of the most valuable lots from an art auction series expected to raise more than 300 million pounds ($470 million).
A Salvador Dali painting stolen last week from a New York City gallery was mailed back in pristine condition, police said yesterday.
Italian art experts say they have discovered about 100 previously unknown sketches and paintings by Caravaggio, the Italian baroque painter whose realistic and dramatic canvases set a new standard for Western art.
With nearly 20 museums, galleries and the National Zoo, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC can be a daunting experience, but new maps on an app may make it less confusing and easier for visitors to maneuver.
London's Tate Modern gallery has unveiled its first dedicated space to live art and installations as part of plans to explore new areas of visual culture like video, photography and performance art.
Should Eric Clapton ever decide to hang up the guitar, he might try his hand at art dealing.
An early work by Jean-Michel Basquiat could set an artist's record in November when it is expected to sell for some US$20 million, auction house Christie's said.
The Upper House of Congress preliminary approved the reform of the ART risk insurance law, with 41 votes in favour and 19 against. Meanwhile, the "femicide" sentences bill was unanimously approved, passed back to the Lower House.
The Workers Legislation, Budget and General Legislation committees of the Lower House of Congress cleared the workers risk insurance (ART) law reform for debate and will be at the floor on October 24. The bill has already been preliminary approved by the Senate.
A US-born Italian-Bulgarian curator little known outside the art world has topped ArtReview magazine's annual Power 100 list, the first female to do so in its 11-year history
The Lower House of Congress approved the reform of the ART risk insurance law with 139 votes in favour and 82 against. The bill had been preliminary approved by the Senate on October 3.
The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Ignacio de Mendiguren assured that the recently passed of the workplace insurance companies (ART) law helps end the lawsuit industry and provides additional security for small and medium-sized businesses.
A rare, life-size, anonymous portrait of Aztec emperor Moctezuma II and a ground-breaking surrealist painting by Chilean artist Roberto Matta are among the top lots in Latin American art auctions next week in New York.
A rare, life-size, anonymous portrait of Aztec emperor Moctezuma II and a ground-breaking surrealist painting by Chilean artist Roberto Matta were among the top-selling works at a Latin American art auction at Sotheby's.
British video artist Elizabeth Price won the coveted Turner Prize for contemporary art today, delighting critics who had championed her film about a fatal fire in Manchester in 1979, describing it variously as "terrifying" and "exhilarating."
The Dallas Museum of Art has returned an ancient piece of artwork to Turkish officials after learning that the piece was likely looted from an archeological site.
One of the largest contemporary art fairs in the world kicked off, with the 11th annual Art Basel Miami Beach drawing celebrities, art-gawkers and some of the world's top galleries
Vienna's Jewish Museum holds hundreds of books and works of art that may have been stolen by Nazis, a newspaper reported today.
By Andrew Graham-Yooll.- An Argentine week of sorts that brought galleries and artists together at London’s Earls Court exhibition centre and a day of serious scrutiny of Argentine poetry came to an end on Friday last.
Tear gas canisters fired by the thousands on the streets of Caracas are being transformed into sculptures in a competition seeking to give an artistic twist to this year's anti-government unrest in Venezuela.
A book that reproduces Picasso’s painting with a special fabric that releases different aromas when touched seeks to make the Spanish painter’s work available to the visually impared.
Cuban leader Raúl Castro addressed that nation saying Havana and Washington have held negotiations that resulted in the release of prisoners “without resigning to none of our principles.”
The national Rijksmuseum gallery in Amsterdam is close to finalising a 160 million euro deal to purchase two portraits by the Dutch master Rembrandt from the French Rothschild family, museum director Wim Pijbes said today.