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This painter turns the pain of miscarriages into hard-hitting art

Artist Ashley MacLure’s world is filled with fairies, young girls riding giant moths — and anguished, bleeding women. A grimacing young woman rendered in black and white is curled in a fetal position, splashes of crimson staining her bottom. Here she is again, leaning against a bloodied wall, her abdomen nothing but a large oval […]

Each show is a new show for us: Umesh Kamat

The Marathi play, Don’t Worry Be Happy (DBWH), has made news for several reasons. To start with, it recently completed 275 performances and, of late, it has been featuring a new face: Swanandi Tikekar has joined actors Umesh Kamat and Ashutosh Gokhale on the stage. Directed by Adwait Dadarkar and written by Mihir Rajada, the […]

From graffiti to gothic mythology, Rammellzee is remembered in New York

Nearly a decade after his death, a New York retrospective of the rapper, composer, graffiti artist, painter, sculptor and cosmic theorist Rammellzee hopes to reveal to the world his multifaceted, iconoclastic work. While street art has worked its way into everyone’s living room, and a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat can fetch more that $100 million, […]

Picasso’s nude painting fetches $115 million at Rockefeller auction

A Pablo Picasso painting of a teenage nude with flowers fetched $115 million at Christie’s on Tuesday. Painted in 1905 during the artist’s Rose Period, ‘Young Girl with a Flower Basket’ was estimated at $100 million, the highest presale value among more than 1,500 lots of the Peggy and David Rockefeller collection. The painting once […]

Of tiaras, tantrums and heavenly bodies at this hot New York exhibition

Think embroidered papal mantles inspiring a John Galliano masterpiece for Dior, Joan of Arc armor refashioned as sexualised corsetry by Jean Paul Gaultier or the monk habit re-styled as eveningwear by Valentino. There are plenty of tiaras, but few tantrums at New York’s hottest museum ticket this spring, ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic imagination’ […]

Rabindranath Tagore’s paintings are on exhibition in Egypt

Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore were displayed in an exhibition here to commemorate the 157th birth anniversary of the Nobel laureate. The exhibition titled ‘Rabindranath Tagore: Rhythm in Colours’ was inaugurated by India’s Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya yesterday at Ahmed Shawki museum in Giza – originally the house of famous poet Ahmed Shawki. Inaugurating the […]