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Art Basel opens with Picasso painting on sale for €28m
Art Basel, the world’s premier art fair where the superrich shop for Picassos, opened to invited guests and the press in the Swiss city on Tuesday.
Scholar: World’s most expensive painting could be fake
Da Vinci’s iconic painting ‘Salvator Mundi’, the world’s most expensive piece of art after it sold for $450 million two years ago, could be a fake – and worth less than $1,200, according to a report.
Contrary to popular belief, 'Wheatfield with Crows' was not Vincent van Gogh's last painting
The ominous imagery of Vincent van Gogh's 'Wheatfield with Crows' (1890) practically paints the image of the Dutch artist's final days on earth. Blackbirds haunt the darkening sky above the dust-ridden farmland — a literal murder of crows who portentously circle above the famed painter's one-eared head. "This is the last picture that Van Gogh painted before he killed himself," wrote John Berger in the opening pages of his magnum opus, 'Ways of Seeing'.
Rembrandt painting featuring artist's 'fingerprints' to go on sale in London
Two fingerprints almost certainly belonging to Rembrandt have been discovered on a small painting portraying Jesus, which is to be auctioned in London next month.
Ancient alien discovery: 15th century painting is ‘proof of alien visit’
A painting dating back to the 15th century could be proof that aliens have been visiting the Earth for some time, conspiracy theorists claim.
Iranian child wins first place at FAO's Painting Competition 2017
Eight-year-old Iranian student Soheil Ahmadipour by drawing a happy and active rural life where men and women work together to make the best use of land, water and soil, and produce most of their needs won the First Award of the FAO’s Painting Competition on the occasion of World Food Day 2017.
Da Vinci’s Christ painting sells for record $450mn
A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci was sold for a record 450 million US dollars (380 million euros), including fees, at auction on Wednesday, obliterating previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.
Farshchian's latest works to be unveiled
Latest works by Iran's painting and miniature virtuoso Mahmoud Farshchian is set to be unveiled in a written collection on September 21.
Francis Bacon's final Pope painting comes to light after 45 years
A Francis Bacon painting valued at £60m is to be seen in public for the first time for 45 years when it goes under the hammer next month.
Turquoise domes rooted in Iranian traditions
By Sadeq Dehqan & Hamideh Hosseini
Research: Cave painting sites may have been chosen for their acoustics
New research suggests the sites of cave paintings created by Paleolithic peoples many have been chosen for their acoustic qualities.
Experts say painting bought for $25 in 1899 could be original Raphael
Experts from the BBC examining the amazing art collection at the National Trust for Scotland's Haddo House in Aberdeenshire discovered two very important paintings, including a piece that is 'probably by' Raphael.
Rembrandt's first masterpiece makes US debut
Completed when he was just twenty-three years old, Rembrandt's 'Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver' has long been recognized as the artist's first mature work, his first masterpiece.
Spain arrests seven suspects over theft of Bacon paintings
Spanish police said they had arrested seven people suspected of involvement in the theft of five paintings worth €25 million ($27.8 million) by renowned British artist Francis Bacon.
Parker installs PsychoBarn on Metropolitan Museum roof
A large-scale sculpture by acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American architecture — the classic red barn and the Bates family's sinister mansion from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film 'Psycho' — comprises the fourth annual installation of site-specific works commissioned for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.

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