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Contemporary Artist Juliáo Sarmento Brings His Art to Mexico

Contemporary Artist Juliáo Sarmento Brings His Art to Mexico

Contemporary artist Juliáo Sarmento is bringing his art to an exhibit in Mexico for the first time. Sarmento will bring 50 of his pieces to Mexico City. continue reading »

Spanish Gallery Honors Picasso on 40th Anniversary of Death

Spanish Gallery Honors Picasso on 40th Anniversary of Death

Monday marks the 40th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death, and to honor the artist an art gallery in Spain is holding an exhibition. Madrid's Leandro Navarro continue reading »

Good Friday Traditions Fill Spanish Streets

Good Friday Traditions Fill Spanish Streets

Strict religion mixes with art and cultural traditions in the streets of Spain on Good Friday, with thousands of faithful Catholics flocking to processions while just as many are continue reading »

Mexico City Museums Open at Night to Draw Visitors

Mexico City Museums Open at Night to Draw Visitors

More than one-third of Mexico City's museums opened their doors in the evening to provide an opportunity to people who are unable to visit during normal operating hours. continue reading »

Salvador Dalí Retrospectives in Paris are Museum’s Biggest Attraction Ever

Salvador Dalí Retrospectives in Paris are Museum’s Biggest Attraction Ever

The two big retrospectives devoted to Salvador Dali at the Pompidou Center in this capital have become the most-visited exhibits in the museum's history. continue reading »

Hedge Fund Honcho Buys Damaged Picasso for $155 Million

Hedge Fund Honcho Buys Damaged Picasso for $155 Million

Pablo Picasso’s ‘Le Reve’ that was damaged by its owner casino mogul Steve Wynn, sold to hedge fund honcho Steven Cohen for a record $155 million. The sale represents the most an American has ever paid for a painting let alone a damaged one. continue reading »

Nick Cave’s “Heard” has Horses Dancing to Latin Beats in Grand Central (VIDEO)

Nick Cave’s “Heard” has Horses Dancing to Latin Beats in Grand Central (VIDEO)

From now through the end of the month, a wondrous new performance piece from performance artist Nick Cave can be seen in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall in New York City. continue reading »

Google Art Project Preserving Sao Paulo Street Art

Google Art Project Preserving Sao Paulo Street Art

Google’s online platform, Google Art Project, that preserves art including urban art that might disappear at the drop of a hat has added street art from Sao Paulo, Brazil. continue reading »

Brazilian Chocolate Master Diego Lozano Creates Easter Sculpture Exhibit

Brazilian Chocolate Master Diego Lozano Creates Easter Sculpture Exhibit

Brazilian Chocolate Master Diego Lozano has prepared a massive chocolate sculpture exhibit for Easter for the residents of Rio De Janeiro to enjoy. continue reading »

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir’s Performance Based on Octavio Paz Poem (VIDEO)

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir’s Performance Based on Octavio Paz Poem (VIDEO)

Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre has inspired millions by bringing together "virtual choirs," singers from many countries spliced together on video. Now, for the first time ever, continue reading »

Scientists Uncover Pre-Columbian Structures Using Technology

Scientists Uncover Pre-Columbian Structures Using Technology

Mexican experts have discovered structures more than 1,000 years old hidden under vegetation and sediments in the El Tajin archaeological site by using remote sensing technology, authorities on the subject said. continue reading »

Peru Calls on Sotheby’s to Halt Auction of Pre-Columbian Artifacts

Peru Calls on Sotheby’s to Halt Auction of Pre-Columbian Artifacts

The Peruvian government has taken another step to block the auction of a pre-Columbian art collection with a request to Sotheby's that it suspend the sale scheduled to begin Friday in Paris. continue reading »

Mexican Gov’t Protests Antiquities Auction in France

Mexican Gov’t Protests Antiquities Auction in France

The Mexican government has lodged a protest with French authorities over the planned auction later this week of antiquities at the Paris branch of Sotheby's, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Booming Art Scene

Brazil’s Booming Art Scene

The annual TEFAF (European Fine Art Foundation) report which gauges the art world has just come out and Brazil’s booming art scene got a lot of attention. continue reading »

Picasso Ceramics Garner Over $2 Million at Sotheby Auction

Picasso Ceramics Garner Over $2 Million at Sotheby Auction

A collection of 100 ceramic pieces made by Pablo Picasso was auctioned Tuesday in London for a total of 1.4 million pounds ($2.2 million), almost three times more than the maximum estimated price. continue reading »