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‘Voices’ auction sets new world record for MF Husain

This superlative composition (lot 14) was created during a significant phase in the artist's career during the late 1950s, a time when he had become an artist of international repute, and amassed global exposure, with regards to his art practice and philosophy. The work is his largest creation from the 1950s.

Banksy’s UK Parliament painting sells for $12mn

The auction took place a year after Banksy himself intervened in a Sotheby's auction, when his artwork "Girl with Balloon" self-destructed as the gavel came down to become the newly titled "Love is in the Bin".

Reinterpreter of Mythologies

At the ongoing 'Contextualising Progressives: Indian Art in the Twentieth Century' exhibition, curated by Pal and Ved Nayar at the India International Centre in Delhi, while sharing anecdotes about the major artists, she seems to be in no mood for a linear conversation, but in fact, bursts, punctuated by her laughter.

Traditional art and culture of Odisha will be displayed in Rajadhani...

NALCO will sponsor high-quality designs on vinyl wrapping sheets to drape the Rajdhani trains. The ECoR has three sets of train rakes of Rajdhani Express.

Ten shortlisted writers will be invited to attend the Jaipur BookMark

The iWrite shortlist will be announced on December 15 on the JBM website.

Asha Bhosle on turning 86: I wake up to music even...

Mumbai: She is a living legend with an active career of six decades and she needs no introduction. Padma Vibhushan-honoured Asha Bhosle turned 86 on...

Banksy donates migrant crisis paintings to charity

Titled Mediterranean Sea View 2017, the works are estimated to sell for between 800,000 pounds and 1.2 million pounds, the Metro newspaper reported on Sunday.

North East Festival back to Delhi with 7th edition

New Delhi: North East Festival is returning to the Capital with its 7th edition. It will be held between November 8-10 at IGNCA, Janpath, New...

10-day Dasara festival begins at Mysuru with pomp

As the state government is the host for the fest, Yediyurappa heralded the cultural events and flagged off the sporting events in the sprawling palace vicinity.

Telangana HC orders against demolition of Errum Manzil

Hyderabad: In a jolt to the Telangana government, the Telangana High Court on Monday directed it not to demolish the Errum Manzil, a heritage structure,...

Union Minister inaugurates temporary art gallery for disabled artists at UNESCO...

The unique gallery has over 125 paintings done by disabled artists across 15 Indian states and showcases their amazing talent with colour and form.

Nearly 1,500 artists to participate in Goa art festival

The eight-day festival which will showcase 100 dynamic projects showcasing visual, performing and culinary arts projects across the state capital, is also expected to unveil slices of yet-undisplayed Goan art

Legendary artist Kamalprabha Devi passes away

Agartala: Tripura's legendary artist Maharaj Kumari Kamalprabha Devi died at Nagaon in Assam on Thursday, family sources said here. She was 105. "Kamalprabha Devi had been...

Preserve Town Hall, showcase legacy: Himachal HC

Shimla: Nearly a year after Shimla's British-era Town Hall was reconstructed in its original half-timbered Tudor style with the Asian Development Bank's funding of Rs...

Ali Rajpura’s new book showcases Sikh-Muslim bond in Punjab

The book, 'Sikha teh Musalmana di Etihasik Sanjh', has depicted the bonding of all 10 Sikh gurus with Muslims in their various forms as companion, disciple and followers.

Indian artist Nalini Malani receives UK National Gallery fellowship

The new Fellowship is a pioneering, peer-to-peer collaboration with a non-London collecting institution, which this year is the Holburne Museum, Bath. The Fellowship is awarded to an artist of international standing and renown, with a major body of work that has significantly contributed to 20th and 21st-century art, the Gallery said.

Kochi Biennale Foundation appoints Adeeb Ahamed as trustee

Ahamed, a native of Thrissur, runs the LuLu Financial Group in Abu Dhabi and is also managing director of its retail arm Tablez and hospitality investment arm Twenty14 Holdings.

Mariah Carey announces her memoir

Written with Michaela Angela Davis for Andy Cohen Books, Pan Macmillan and as an Audible book, the book was announced on Thursday.

Author Preeti Shenoy on good writing and promotion of reading

New Delhi:   As the author of several best-selling books like "Life Is What You Make It" and its sequel "Wake Up, Life Is Calling", Preeti...

Kochi-Muziris Biennale announces first list of artists

Artist Shubigi Rao will be curating the fifth edition of the biennale titled 'In Our Veins Flow Ink and Fire'.

At 86, Picasso fell in love with Switzerland’s Basel

Basel: Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso died at the age of 93 in 1973 but seven...

Book on yoga unveils in Bengaluru

Grand Master Akshar became the latest spiritual guru to unveil his book "Yoga Namaskar", here on Wednesday, to unravel the yogic secrets of the majestic Himalayas.

Bento Box festival takes you on a Japanese odyssey

There are three variants of the Bento Box on offer - Vegetarian, Mixed Meat and Seafood - and I opted for the last named because it is seafood that is at the heart of Japanese cuisine.