France will receive nine new artworks by the late Pablo Picasso after his daughter Maya agreed to donate them to the country, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, confirmed earlier media reports.
Paris/France – ‘It is an honor for our country to welcome these new artworks by Picasso. They will enrich and deepen our cultural heritage’, wrote Le Maire on his Twitter account.
BFM TV and Le Figaro newspaper had earlier reported that Picasso’s daughter had decided to make the donation as part of a tax arrangement with the French state.
Over the past decade the world has watched as China has expanded its economic presence in the Gulf region, becoming the biggest trading partner and external investor for many Middle Easter countries. PARIS, France – Yet what many forget is that China’s relationship with the Arab World dates back to antiquity – to the time […]
Christie’s estimates the world could fetch as much as $30 million, and is being sold under the terms of an agreement between the current owner and the heirs of Jewish collectors who once owned it. PARIS, France – A watercolor by Vincent van Gogh, seized by the Nazis during World War II and not publicly […]
France will give back to Benin artworks that were taken from the former French colony’s Royal Palace of Abomey, which has since become a UNESCO World Heritage site, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday. PARIS, France – Macron said that 26 works will be given back to Benin at the end of October in […]
Expo Dubai visitors hoping to see the 3 – D twin of Michelangelo’s David in all its glory at Italy’s pavilion may be disappointed as only the statue’s head is visible to the public in a display slammed by some Italian media as self – censorship. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The head and neck […]
In the fall of 2018, art historian John Richardson fell critically ill and died the following March, at age 95. He left behind a distinguished record as a critic, curator and biographer and questions about the face of one of the art world’s longest awaited volumes, his fourth and final book on Pablo Picasso. PARIS […]
Think Monique Lhuillier and two fabulous categories instantly come to mind. First are the brides with their frothy gowns. Second are the many celebrities who have walked red carpets in various beaded and flounced dresses from Lhuillier. Both are celebrated in a monograph entitled Monique Lhuillier dedicated to the tulle and lace draped world of […]
Arriving at the Palais Garnier is an almost ecclesiastical experience on any given day, but especially so on the night of the opening gala for the Opera National de Paris’ dance season. On Friday, guest ascended the grand marble staircase, a piece of theater in itself, which along with its 30 meter – high vault, […]
The ancient coffin of Priest Psamtik, buried thousands of years ago and unearthed by archeologists in an Egyptian necropolis, has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to be displayed at the Egypt Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Paris/France – The coffin of priest Psamtik, ‘the son of Pedisoir’, is one of the colored wooden coffin […]
Strong – hearted and focused may not be the words to describe five – year – olds, but that couldn’t be said for Shehanah Daifallah Al – Enezi when she began falconry. Now nine, the Saudi falconer has made a name for herself not only because of being young in a daring sport but also […]
A drawing newly attribute to Vincent van Gogh that has never been displayed publicly before is going on show at the Amsterdam museum that bears the Dutch master’s name. The ‘new’ Van Gogh, ‘Study for ‘Worn Out’, from November 1882, is part of a Dutch private collection and was known to only a handful of […]
Life – sized carvings of camels and horses hewn into rock faces in Saudi Arabia could be around 7,000 years old, according to new research that suggests they are significantly older than previously thought. Paris/France – The 21 reliefs, which were only recently discovered, are heavily eroded and were initially estimated in 2018 to be […]