Where ‘Great Gatsby’ writer lived, a museum with an Airbnb

As she sat in the house where Great Gatsby writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, once lived, a visitor contemplated the famous Jazz Age couple. “I tried to imagine how maybe Scott would tell a joke and Zelda would laugh,” said Farong Zhu, a Fulbright scholar from China who translated Zelda’s only novel, […]

Malevich painting sells for record $85.8 million at Christie’s

An amalgam of hard-edged geometric shapes painted in 1916 by Kazimir Malevich became a repeat auction champion on Tuesday. The painting, ‘Suprematist Composition,’ fetched $85.8 million, a record for Malevich, the leader of Russian avant-garde a century ago. Estimated at $70 million, the work was offered during Christie’s Impressionist and modern art sale in New […]

Modigliani’s reclining nude sells for $157.2 million at auction

An Amedeo Modigliani painting of a nude fetched $157.2 million on Monday in New York. The 1917 ‘Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)’ depicts a reclining naked woman from behind, one leg bent, looking calmly over her shoulder at the viewer. Estimated at a season-high $150 million, it was the star lot of Sotheby’s auction […]

Art exhibition captures poetic forms in day-to-day objects

An old family radio, a typewriter, a cane chair, old mugs and several other humble items of day-to-day use are the inspiration behind an ongoing exhibition at the Lalit Kala Akademi here. Titled ‘Yesterday Once More’, the exhibition presents works of young artist Jasleena Singh, who has always had a love for the realist elements […]

Witness Kalaripayattu like never before with this performance in Delhi

Dedicated to the Bhuthas (five elements) — earth, water, fire, air, and ether — Kalaripayattu is the world’s most ancient martial art. An upcoming show in the Capital offers an interactive performance that will combine theatre and dance on traditional and contemporary music beats. Led by Philippe Pelen Baldini and Thierry Moucazambo, the performance titled […]