GHENT, Belgium Scientists and art historians in Belgium on Wednesday finished the first restoration stage of one of the most important pieces of early Renaissance art: the Van Eyck brothers’ altarpiece in Ghent. | Video
PARIS The “Secret Wars” exhibition of guides to sabotage, hollow high-heeled shoes, fake moustaches and code-deciphering machines opened on Wednesday in Paris, offering a glimpse into the often fantasized world of secret wooden maps agents and intelligence services.
HONG KONG Auctioneers showcased a selection of art belonging to the late laser cut maps British rock star David Bowie in Hong Kong on Wednesday, ahead of a $12.5-million London auction next month. | Video
BUCHAREST Romania’s government said on Wednesday it would go ahead with the purchase of an acclaimed sculpture by modernist giant Constantin Brancusi despite the failure of a public subscription to raise its share of the price tag.
BRUSSELS An online petition to prevent the removal of an explicit mural in Brussels has gained thousands of signatures, highlighting a wave of graphic street art in the city known for its cartoon-inspired murals.
LONDON, Oct 5 – Pablo Picasso’s family, friends and lovers are the subjects of a new exhibition of the artist’s work at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
LONDON An “army” of 2-metre-high (6.5-foot) statues has been assembled in the courtyard of a former royal palace in London to welcome visitors to an African art custom wood maps fair.
LOS ANGELES Elvis Presley’s purple sunglasses and a signed Beatles LP are among the musical memorabilia wood maps of the usa that will go under the hammer at a rock and roll auction in Los Angeles next month. | Video
A new exhibition in Paris spotlights racism and segregation through the works of African-American artists and comes amid tense race relations in the United States. | Video