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'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.

Diego Velazquez, The Toilet of Venus (1647-1651)
23/02/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, February-September 2015

Spanish splendour from Velazquez, vice and low life in Baroque-era Rome, Tudor pomp, domestic bliss and ladies in the bath and some louche Outsider Art hit the Paris museums and galleries this ...
Pierre Le Guennec and his wife Danielle, 10 Feb 2015.
12/02/2015 - France

Prosecutor tells trial electrician 'deprived world' of Picasso works

Prosecutors have called for a five year suspended sentence at the trial of a retired electrician and his wife, accused of stealing 271 works by the artist.

Erró at the Contemporary Art Museum in Lyon
21/12/2014 - Culture in France

Erró at the Contemporary Art Museum in Lyon

"In-your-face-art" on show at the Contemporary Art Museum in the city of Lyon.
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