Bacon's portrait of lover to be auctioned

2013-04-09 16:25:55

A 1962 painting by artist Francis Bacon of his lover Peter Lacy is expected to sell for as much as $40 million when it is auctioned in New York next month, Sotheby's said on Monday.

Art for the ages

2013-04-09 09:55:13

An 18-year-old opera performer represents both the past and future of traditional Chinese opera.Warriors to the Golden Gate  Stitches in time

A crusader for modern Chinese art

2013-04-09 09:38:29

Karen Smith goes to hundreds of exhibitions in China every year, but she has developed one rule: Never go on opening day.A steamy sampling of Chinese art

National Chinese Painting Academic Exhibition

2013-04-08 16:03:40

Works displayed at the National Chinese Painting Academic Exhibition.

A steamy sampling of Chinese art

2013-04-08 09:29:08

A new exhibition in Vermont attempts to demonstrate the same principle, as applied to a particularly Chinese parallel: the communal hot pot.Chinese tones

Stitches in time

2013-04-07 14:24:12

Mississippi quilter Martha Ginn found an eager audience for her craft when she arrived in China late last month.Reinvigorating ink painting

Musicians must borrow, not buy, the rarest violins

2013-04-07 07:45:00

The din inside the Metropolitan Pavilion in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York recently was that of any trade fair, except for the snippets of classical violin music that wove in and out of the roar of voices.

An art world based on social practice

2013-04-07 07:43:26

Known primarily as social practice, its practitioners freely blur the lines among object making, performance, political activism, community organizing, environmentalism and investigative journalism, creating a deeply participatory art that often flourishes outside the gallery and museum system.

Three takes on tango in Beijing

2013-04-07 10:34:37

They always say it takes two to tango, so "they" will get more than they bargained for at a colorful exhibition hosted by the Uruguayan embassy.Photos

University hosts famous musical

2013-04-07 10:04:04

On March 27 the award-winning musical was performed at the University of International Relations, ending its successful run.

Fusion Afoot

2013-04-07 09:25:50

Artists make modern dance a multimedia show with young performers.Phoenix reborn Living master of thangka Snuff and stuff

Beijing gets new colors

2013-04-05 07:44:23

They are young, energetic and creative, and even a bit wild. Sharing the same passion, the group of Beijing-based graffiti artists created a team known as ABS, which stands for active, brilliant and significant.