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An untitled art piece from Australian artist Stephen Birch is seen at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. After a $53 million redevelopment, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will......

Kolkata museum raises $ 1.5m at Sotheby's

A range ofmodern and contemporary Indianartwent under the hammerat Sotheby's in New York on July 17 onbehalf of the Kolkata Museum of Modern Art and raised$15,10,560for the museum.Work by painters......

Deshpande, Fadia fund gallery of Indian art

With a gift of $500,000 from the Prashant H Fadia Foundation and the Deshpande Foundation, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, has almost tripled its existing gallery space for......

Tyeb Mehta painting sold for Rs 3.1 crore

Oil on canvas painting 'Gesture' by Tyeb Mehta was sold for Rs 31 million in the auction of Indian contemporary art at the Osian's Auction of Masterpieces and Museum Quality series held in Mumbai......

Indian treasure, found in UK castle cupboard, up for grabs!

A Mughal-era manuscript filled with Indian miniatures discovered locked up in a cupboard inside a rural England castle is now up for sale at Sotheby's upcoming auction in London. Image: The romance......

Indian contemporary art has arrived

Here's hoping that collectors outweigh profiteers in the art market. The desire to reap higher risk-adjusted returns from diversification into assets that offer low or even negative correlation......

Tyeb Mehta's painting fetches Rs 11 crore at Sotheby's auction

Modernist painter Tyeb Mehta's work Blue Painting sold for over Rs 11 crore (1.1 million pounds) at Sotheby's London auction, which grossed Rs 46.4 crore (4.6 million pounds), the highest......

Art collection biz: Past, present & future

It's hardly news any more that in Birth Tina Ambani owned India's most expensive work of art at Rs 10.5 crore (Rs 105 million) till IT-czar Shiv Nadar's wife snapped up Saurashtra for a......

Think of this as Husain's IPO

Emotional chicanery or fiscal prudence? Whatever it turns out to be - artist M F Husain's decision to accept Qatari citizenship will result in the hardening of his prices, writes Kishore Singh.Last......

Heavy taxes hit art business

The financial meltdown and heavy taxes on works of art imported or sold in India has caused many art galleries to shut down in recent times.Speaking on the sidelines of the international symposium......

The World Still Loves Marilyn Monroe!

Proof that we just can't have enough of this iconic sex symbol from 1960s Hollywood.In the relentlessly fickle world of films, sustaining a long career is no mean feat. Then there are some like......

The film Ivory made without Merchant

Why would The City of Your Destination, a film directed by a veteran James Ivory and featuring Anthony Hopkins, who has worked with him twice before, take nearly four years to complete? The short......

Nicole Kidman to quit films?

Why do only the good die young? Or, in this case, retire young?Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman revealed at a recent press conference -- one meant to promote her upcoming film Australia......

Chak De wins best film award

Bollywood blockbuster Chak De! India shot in scenic locations of Sydney and Melbourne has won the best film award at the fifth Australian Indian Film Festival (AIFF).Chak De! India, directed by......

The Ashes through time

In the cloistered hush of the Lord's museum a tiny, unremarkable pottery urn has attained an importance out of all proportion to its size.Standing only 10 cms high, the urn contains the burnt......

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Q. What is interesting and amazing fact about Rome ? ?
:  A. 1. The birth of the Eternal City, Rome, which was founded in 753BC, is celebrated every year by Romans on the 21st of April. Celebrations include...... more

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Q. What is the Tate???
AWASTHI:  A. The Tate is an institution that houses the United Kingdom's national collection of British Art, and International Modern and Contemporary Art. It...... more

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Q. I could never understand the meanings of modern arts even those of MF Hussain. Is MF Hussain really a good painter which I always doubt?
Cyrus Irani:  A. Understand the fact that Husain went on to become the highest paid painter in India. His single canvases have fetched up to $2 million at a recent...... more

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Sanjay Mehta
Q. which city is the city of cosmic dance.
Sanjay Mehta:  A. The Magic CityHeliumMatadorThe newest offering from the Boston-based trio Helium reveals a more cheerful Mary Timony at the helm. While earlier...... more

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Q. anyone know about the place "HANOI" & its speciality?
Sangeetha:  A. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam.Hanoi experiences the typical climate of northern Vietnam, where summers are hot and humid, and winters are...... more

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Warp and woof of a mystery

A priceless, tattered fabric in a museum can speak volumes for the cross-currents of culture which produced it and throw light on the international... ...

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Parmesh Shahani on the lessons of life

Parmesh Shahani, Head, Godrej India Culture Lab As I meet Parmesh Shahani one afternoon at the Godrej India Culture Lab in Vikhroli, the first... ...

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Empowerment through fashion

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Spot the rare gems

| Shrabasti Mallik The exhibition Treasures of Rajasthan aims at promoting artisans from the desert state. Diya Kumari, trustee, Sawai Man... ...

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Museums in Washington Get (Dollar) 2 Billion 'Revitalization' Plan

The Smithsonian Institution announced a major overhaul of its museums in Washington along the south side of the National Mall that could cost $2... ...

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