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Antarctica of 1959 Revealed in Black and White by Robert McCabe

NEW YORK (REUTERS).- Cold, white and forbidding the images spring from the glossy pages as they once did from the window of a plane carrying a young photographer into the icy wastelands of Antarctica. "DeepFreeze! A Photographer's Antarctic Odyssey in...

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Puts Little Seen Modern Art Masterpieces...

TEHRAN (REUTERS).- Artists like Monet, Picasso and Warhol were considered revolutionary in their day, but their works were not much appreciated by the leaders of Iran's Islamic revolution and many were kept out of view for decades. Now, one of the grea...

WWII Nurse in Iconic Times Square Kissing Sailor Photo Dies at...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS).- A nurse famously photographed being kissed by an American sailor in New York's Times Square in 1945 to celebrate the end of World War Two has died at the age of 91, her family said on Tuesday. The V-J Day pictur...

WWII Nurse in Iconic Times Square Kissing Photo Dies

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS).- A nurse famously photographed being kissed by an American sailor in New York's Times Square in 1945 to celebrate the end of World War Two has died at the age of 91, her family said on Tuesday. The V-J Day picture of the white-cl...

Archaeologists and Art Restorers Find Oldest Paintings of Apostles

ROME (REUTERS).- Archaeologists and art restorers using new laser technology have discovered what they believe are the oldest paintings of the faces of Jesus Christ's apostles. The images in a branch of the catacombs of St Tecla near St Paul's Basilica...

New Book: Internet, Technology Change High-End Art Dealing

NEW YORK (REUTERS).- When Philip Mold began as a professional art dealer 22 years ago, the buying and selling of high-end artwork was confined to a small group of well-versed art historians who scoured the globe in search of masterpieces. But the timel...

French Engineer Saves Damascus Treasures

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (REUTERS).- When French engineer Jacques Montlucon bought one of the famed, centuries-old courtyard houses of Old Damascus six years ago he had no idea it contained an architectural marvel. But Montlucon, who has restor...

Artist Banksy’s Rat with Suitcase Stolen in Australia

MELBOURNE (REUTERS).- Thieves have stolen a valuable painting of a rat carrying a suitcase, by the anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy, from a meter box outside a house in the Australian city of Melbourne, police said on Thursday. Police said the ...

Show at Brooklyn Museum Unveils Andy Warhol’s Catholic, Abstract Side

NEW YORK (REUTERS).- As a pop art pioneer, Andy Warhol blazed his way to fame with trademark Brillo soap pad boxes and silk-screens of Campbell's Soup cans. But a new museum exhibit shows pop art was just a seven-year phase for Warhol in the 1960s, bef...

Economic Woes of Patrons Takes A Toll on Commissioned US Artwork

NEW YORK (REUTERS).- Economic woes have pinched the pockets of wealthy art patrons, but artists who rely on those commissions say they are surviving, albeit with more specialized works and smaller payoffs. In a time of tight budgets, commiss...

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