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War artefacts from 712 AD on display in Mumbai


September 21st, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) An exhibition of over 1,000 items on warfare and related antiques has been opened in Mumbai. The exhibition has been organised by the Lodha Foundation.Swords, spears, ... Read more...

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Asian art seeing a resurgence in global market


September 18th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Asian modern and contemporary art is witnessing a resurgence in the international market with buyers expressing confidence in its viability as a safe investment option ... Read more...

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Fake modern Indian art market fattens on budget buyers (With Images)


August 6th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) After faking art works of contemporary Indian masters like S.H. Raza and F.N. Souza, the underground copy market has turned its attention to India's top ... Read more...

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Tyeb Mehta work sells for $2.1 mn at Christie’s South Asian auction


June 12th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) An untitled painting of Mahishasura by Tyeb Mehta was sold to an Asian institution for $2.1 million (Rs.120 million) at a Christie's South Asian Modern ... Read more...

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NGMA gets a new parallel address on Google Art Project


April 10th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) has officially moved to a new parallel address in cyberspace from where visitors can walk through its new-age ... Read more...

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Rare Indian, Asian art at Christie’s sale (With Images)


March 15th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) More than 1,800 Asian art works - including a large collection from India - estimated at $48 million will be auctioned by Christie's at the ... Read more...

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US pianist Van Cliburn’s art collection on sale


February 24th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Music, art and antiquities will be the theme of a Christie's auction May 17 when the London-based auction house offers 150 exceptional works from ... Read more...

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Cuban makes statues using tobacco leaves


February 6th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 6 (IANS) A Cuban sculptor uses tobacco leaves to create wonderful pieces of art, and has made life-size as well as miniature sculptures of Winston Churchill, Che ... Read more...

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Coin minted in 1789 auctioned in Australia


July 5th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS/EFE) A coin minted in Spain in 1789 for Britain, and which was in circulation during the first years of the British colony in Australia, has been ... Read more...

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Art work worth $150 mn stolen from Beijing palace


May 11th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) A thief, believed to have hidden inside the heavily fortified Forbidden City palace in Beijing, reportedly took off with art work worth over one billion yuan ... Read more...

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Chicago Art Institute revives its India link


January 21st, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The world famous Art Institute of Chicago, where celebrated Indian philosopher Swami Vivekananda delivered a historic address in 1896, is reviving its links with India ... Read more...

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Yale to return Machu Picchu pieces


November 21st, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) Yale University will return to Peru all the pieces from the Machu Picchu archaeological site that it has had in its possession since 1912, Peruvian President Alan ... Read more...

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Khadi empowered Indians to seek freedom: Meira Kumar


September 27th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Sunday said that it was khadi and the charkha that empowered the "humblest and simplest" people of India to wage a ... Read more...

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Lest we forget


August 8th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashJerusalem, Aug.8 (ANI): It wasn't a museum that I wanted to visit. I knew it would be gut wrenching, and it was.The holocaust museum in downtown Jerusalem is a ... Read more...

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National Archives seeks private collections


July 5th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The National Archives of India Monday urged private collectors to donate collections of papers that have a bearing on Indian history and culture. In a statement, the ministry ... Read more...

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Raza’s ‘Saurashtra’ a seminal masterwork: Christie’s (With Images)


June 12th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Eminent painter Syed Haider Raza's "Saurashtra", which fetched a record $3.4 million (over Rs.16 crore) at a Christie's auction in London, is a "seminal masterwork" and ... Read more...

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Long-lost collection of US silent movies found in New Zealand


June 8th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 8 (DPA) A long-lost collection of silent movies has been discovered in New Zealand and is being returned to the US, the government said Tuesday. They include the only known copy ... Read more...

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Tagore’s paintings under threat in Nepal


May 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 10 (IANS) As the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore begins in India, some of his legacy lies unrecognised and unappreciated in neighbouring Nepal, in ... Read more...

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Padma Bhushans have strings attached, says veteran Bengal artist


March 27th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 27 (IANS) At 74, veteran Bengal artist Suhas Roy is willing to explore new ventures and collaborations in Nepal and elsewhere. However, what the creator of the acclaimed "Radha" ... Read more...

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New Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Possibly Discovered, Thanks To Fingerprints


January 3rd, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Boston, Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new Leonardo Da Vinci painting has supposedly been unearthed. If it is so, it would be the first painting of the Renaissance man to ... Read more...

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Cuba art auction falls short of expectations


November 13th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 13 (EFE) An auction of 69 lots of Cuban plastic and decorative art raised some 400,000 euros (about $600,000), less than half the expected total, organisers said here. Wednesday's auction of ... Read more...

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A unique story of parallel evolution in moths unraveled


September 2nd, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A new revision of the taxonomic relationships among one group of moths, the subfamily Dioptinae, sheds light on the diversity of tropical moth species and presents a unique ... Read more...

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PM condoles artist Serbjeet Singh’s death


August 29th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday condoled the death of artist Serbjeet Singh, calling him "a painter of Himalayan landscapes". "An artist without any formal training, he became ... Read more...

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Buy book detailing Apollo 11 lunar mission for $1,000


July 27th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): Always wanted to walk on the moon as an astronaut? Well, now a new coffee-table book gives you the chance to bring the moon to your home, but ... Read more...

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Jeff Koons unveils his works on cartoon character Popeye in London


July 1st, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 1 (ANI): American artist Jeff Koons will be holding a major solo show featuring work from his Popeye series in London.The work will go on public display at the Serpentine ... Read more...

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Laws needed to prevent Mahatma memorabilia auction: Ela Gandhi


March 20th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) Hurt by the recent auction of her grandfather Mahatma Gandhi's memorabilia in New York, renowned human rights activist Ela Gandhi has stressed the need to enact ... Read more...

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Dollhouse decorated by Charlotte Bronte goes under the hammer


January 21st, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A dollhouse, believed to have been decorated by Jane Eyre author Charlotte Bronte, is going up for auction.The little house, which comes complete with its miniature furniture ... Read more...

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Charlotte Brontes doll-house to go under the hammer


December 11th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A doll-house decorated by Charlotte Bronte, the author of iconic romantic novel Jane Eyre, is set to go under the hammer next year.Described as "unique" by art ... Read more...

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DNA extracted from discarded shark teeth


August 19th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Extracting shark DNA posed problems, not the least of which was carrying out biopsies on live and rather uncooperative specimens. Now, two Macquarie University marine scientists, Heidi Ahonen ... Read more...

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Masterpieces of Himalayan bronzes at Christie’s


August 17th, 2008 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) The Asian Art Week at Christie's here will bring together 330 works of great quality, rarity, and provenance, with a pre-auction estimate of over $17 million. The ... Read more...

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Iraqs ancient tablets to be recreated in 3D


May 30th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 30 (ANI): An Italian team of researchers is using a technology, normally used in reconstructive surgery, to create 3D (three dimensional) reproductions of Iraqs precious and fragile cuneiform clay ... Read more...

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Van Gogh’s final masterpiece expected to fetch


November 14th, 2007 - 1:53 am ICT by admin
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