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Marto's work in Francois Compaore's pilaged house. During the failed coup attempt there were fears fighting could break out between the presidential guard and army.
30/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso elections

People will hold the new government to account, whatever the result, says apolitical Ouagadougou street artist

Franco-Burkinabe illustrator and artist Marto has been wryly watching from the sidelines over the past year as Burkina Faso was rocked by a popular uprising, failed coup attempt and landmark ...
A gallery of busts from the 19th century at the Museum of Mankind (Musee de l'Homme) in Paris, 14 October 2015.
16/10/2015 - France

Paris’ Museum of Mankind reopens after a 6-year closure

The Paris’ Museum of Mankind will reopen to the public this weekend after a six-year closure and 92 million-euro renovation.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), Le verrou (the lock).
24/09/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2015-January 2016

There’s sex next door to the Senate, over 100 Warhols at the Paris modern art museum, Picassomania at the Grand Palais, Wilfredo Lam at the Pompidou, the Louvre looks into its crystal ball and ...
'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.
One of Monet’s series Nymphéas (Water Lilies)
07/05/2015 - FRANCE

Monet Water Lilies fetches 47 million euros at New York auction

One of French impressionist artist Claude Monet’s iconic Water Lilies painting fetched a record price earlier this week at a New York auction.
One of the carriages on the impressionist train
18/04/2015 - FRANCE

Impressionist train to carry tourists to Monet's Normandy garden

Art lovers visiting France can now take "impressionist trains" to Claude Monet's former home in Normandy thanks to a service launched by the SNCF rail network this weekend.
Drawings showing lions in the replica of the Chauvet Caves, Vallon Pont-d'Arc in the Ardeche region, 8 April 2015.
10/04/2015 - FRANCE

Giant replica of prehistoric cave ready to open in south-east France

After two and a half years' work, involving 35 companies, hundreds of workers and a budget of 55 million euros, a replica of the famous prehistoric site, the Chauvet Caves, was inaugurated by French ...
La Promenade by Pierre Bonnard.
30/03/2015 - France

Bonnard paintings fetch almost a million euros each at French auction

A collection of about 100 paintings, sketches and memorabilia from French painter Pierre Bonnard fetched 5.5 million euros at an auction in Fontainebleau near Paris on Sunday.
The Origin of the World, 1866, by Gustave Courbet
05/03/2015 - France - United States

Court to rule that Facebook can be judged in France in vagina painting case

A Paris court was to rule on Thursday on whether US-based social-media site Facebook is answerable to French law.
Chinese museum of Empress Eugenie, Fontainebleau chateau.
02/03/2015 - France - China

Priceless Chinese artefacts stolen from Fontainebleau chateau

Fifteen chinese artefacts were lifted from Fontainebleau chateau - south of Paris - early on Monday morning.