From weaving to embroidery, the world of textiles -- often largely ignored at Western contemporary art showcases -- is taking centre stage this weekend at the "Frieze London" art fair.
The Bank of England unveiled Britain's new £20 polymer banknote on Thursday, featuring artist J. M. W. Turner and his most cherished masterpiece.
A British bride whose father died four months before her wedding still had him with her on the day after his ashes were incorporated into her acrylic nails, a media report said.
Several dozen people -- rather than the two million feared -- showed up on Friday near a secretive US military base in the Nevada desert, answering a meme-inspired Facebook event to storm the site in search of Aliens.
Two early works by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh were auctioned in the Belgian city of Ghent on Sunday, fetching near estimate prices that the organiser said were bargains.
Cocoons bob in boiling water as silk is rapidly teased out, spinning on reels skilfully operated by women in Vietnam's Co Chat village, where households have been making thread for more than a century.
First there was Tutu, the "African Mona Lisa" sold last year for 1.5 million dollars. Then a second portrait by revered Nigerian painter Ben Enwonwu, called Christine, sold in mid-October, for 1.4 million dollars.
Activists placed hundreds of painted-red women’s shoes on Mexico City’s sun-drenched main square Saturday to call attention to gender-based violence.
Copenhagen's famed Little mermaid statue was found doused with pro-Hong Kong graffiti early Monday.
A Japanese artist whose manga comics about a Uighur woman went viral wants to use the simple power of her work to raise awareness of the "daily suffering" endured by the Chinese mostly Muslim minority, she told Reuters.