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26th August 2016

Ahmad al-Mahdi is the first defendant to plead guilty to coordinating the destruction of nine religious monuments and a mosque door in the ancient city of Timbuktu. At the opening of his trial for war crimes in The Hague, Mr al-Mahdi was the first defendant to plead guilty at the international read more ...

19th August 2016

A series of contemporary artworks have been denied entry to the Texas state and have been seized by customs at Texas Airport, it has been reported. Made from decommissioned assault rifles (AK-47), the artworks were created by British artist and military veteran Bran Symondson. The artworks were read more ...

16th August 2016

A 18th century portrait of the 5th Earl of Carlisle by Sir Joshua Reynolds is to be relocated to Tate Britain. The art piece, which is currently residing in Castle Howard, a lavish and magnificently grand home in North Yorkshire, has been accepted for the nation in lieu of £4.7 million inheritance read more ...

11th August 2016

A 500-year old engraving by German Renaissance master Albrecht Durer that many experts feared had been lost forever, has been found on sale at a flea market in France, with a price tag of just a few euros. The copperplate engraving, named Mary Crowned by an Angel, can be dated back to 1520, with read more ...

29th July 2016

China is the world's largest marketplace for fine art, new research has revealed.  A study carried out by Artprice.com shows the Asian nation accounted for more than one-third (35.5 per cent) of sales in the first half of 2016. A total of $2.3 billion (£1.7 billion) was spent on art in China in read more ...

13th July 2016

Paintings by survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb drop during World War Two are set to be returned to Japan, after staying in the UK for decades. The works were donated to a Manchester teacher by a school principal from the Japanese city during the 1950s, with the works eventually finding their read more ...

04th July 2016

The New Zealand Art Gallery has launched a global search for at least 100 missing paintings by 19th century artist Gottfried Lindauer. The global hunt aims to locate as many works as possible by the Czech artist, who is best known for his striking portraits of Maori chiefs. It comes ahead of a new  read more ...

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