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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 »

National Museum of Mexican Art Honors Susan Crown for Outstanding Public Service

National Museum of Mexican Art Honors Susan Crown for Outstanding Public Service

Distinguished Philanthropist to be honored with Arthur R. Velasquez Public Service Award at the Museum's Gala de Arte on May 3, 2013 - Philanthropist and businesswoman continue reading »

Joaquin Sorolla’s “Niñas en la Playa” Painting Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction

Joaquin Sorolla’s “Niñas en la Playa” Painting Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction

Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla's "Niñas en la Playa" is set to be auctioned by Sotheby and is expected to fetch close to $4 million. This is the first time the painting is on the market being previously owned by the artists family. continue reading »

Cuban Author Zoe Valdes Wins Spain’s Azorin Novel Prize

Cuban Author Zoe Valdes Wins Spain’s Azorin Novel Prize

Cuban author Zoe Valdes has been named this year's recipient of Spain's Azorin Novel Prize for "La mujer que llora" (The Weeping Woman), a work about a lover and muse of Pablo Picasso. continue reading »

Barcelona Celebrates Picasso Museum’s 50th Anniversary

Barcelona Celebrates Picasso Museum’s 50th Anniversary

Barcelona's Picasso Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of the Spanish master's work and documents belonging to Jaume Sabartes, personal secretary and friend to the artist, and the moving force behind the museum. continue reading »

Artist Leo Villareal Helps Create San Francisco’s ‘The Bay Lights’ Project

Artist Leo Villareal Helps Create San Francisco’s ‘The Bay Lights’ Project

Being called the "world's largest LED light sculpture," the new Bay Bridge light display has turned the Golden Gate Bridge's older sister into a massive work of art. continue reading »

Spanish Artist Domingo Zapata Takes Payment in Form of Pizza for the Poor

Spanish Artist Domingo Zapata Takes Payment in Form of Pizza for the Poor

Spanish artist and Hollywood darling Domingo Zapata sold several of his painting for ‘dough’ as in pizza dough. continue reading »

Paleontologists Discover Fossilized Remains of Giant Arctic Camel

Paleontologists Discover Fossilized Remains of Giant Arctic Camel

Canadian paleontologists have discovered the fossilized remains of a giant camel that lived in the Arctic some 3.5 million years ago, when the area was a boreal forest during an epoch of global warming. continue reading »

Museo de Arte de Ponce Celebrates the Talents of Sculptor Jorge Diaz-Torres with New Exhibit

Museo de Arte de Ponce Celebrates the Talents of Sculptor Jorge Diaz-Torres with New Exhibit

Puerto Rico’s Museo de Arte de Ponce has invited sculptor Jorge Diaz Torres to present five pieces of work that will ‘create dialogue with the museum’s permanent collection,’ as part of its ‘Arte en Respuesta’ program. continue reading »

Spanish Paleontologist Questions Beginnings of Modern Humans

Spanish Paleontologist Questions Beginnings of Modern Humans

Recent discoveries show that early humans were in Western Europe at least 1.4 million years ago and raise questions about the accepted view of how modern humans originated, a Spanish paleontologist said here. continue reading »

Mexican Masterpieces Exhibition at Mona Lisa’s Home the Louvre, Opens this Week

Mexican Masterpieces Exhibition at Mona Lisa’s Home the Louvre, Opens this Week

In Latin art news, the Louvre is hosting a Mexican masterpiece exhibit that opens to the public on Thursday March 7, 2013. The exhibit titled "Mexican Art at the Louvre: Masterpieces from the 17th and 18th Centuries" will run through June 3 and feature 10 works by master like Jose Suarez and Cristobal Villalpando. continue reading »

Remains of Poet Pablo Neruda to be Exhumed in Chile

Remains of Poet Pablo Neruda to be Exhumed in Chile

The remains of poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed next month by order of the judge investigating whether the Chilean Nobel laureate was murdered, an attorney involved in the case told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Mexican Artist Juandres Vera Plans to Create Living Merry-Go-Round

Mexican Artist Juandres Vera Plans to Create Living Merry-Go-Round

Mexican artist Juandres Vera plans to create a merry-go-round of goodies at the Living Arts Festival to display the 3D paintings of artists from different countries and living statues in Bangkok. continue reading »

Montreal Museum Hosts Exhibit on 3,000 Years of Peruvian Culture

Montreal Museum Hosts Exhibit on 3,000 Years of Peruvian Culture

From February 2 to June 16, 2013, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will present for the first time and exclusively in Canada, the exhibition Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon: Identities and Conquest in the Early, Colonial and Modern Periods. continue reading »

More Than 800 Stolen Ibero-Roman Coins Recovered in Spain

More Than 800 Stolen Ibero-Roman Coins Recovered in Spain

A set of 867 Ibero-Roman coins stolen from a collector in Madrid nearly a year ago has been recovered, the Spanish National Police said Wednesday. continue reading »