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Most important Chinese artist based in the West passes away

His Sotheby’s art catalogue

Zao Wou-ki, a name familiar especially to art collectors who competed in bidding for his prized paintings at major auctions, passed away in Switzerland on April 9. The modern art master, who was acclaimed in his adopted homeland of France, was 93.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Rudolf Nureyev still held in awe 20 years after his passing

RUDOLF Nureyev in “Apollon Musagete”

With head held high like that of a ballet dancer on the stage, Rudolf Nureyev parried questions about the effects of age on his future in the ballet world that September day in 1988 in Taipei.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

15 Taiwanese artists to exhibit Chinese New Year prints at BenCab Museum

LIN CHIH-HSIN’S “Auspicious Dragons (Greeting Millennium)”

The Lunar New Year in Chinese society or community traditionally sees the emergence and proliferation of decorative pictures and prints overflowing with auspicious symbols to convey wishes for good fortune, prosperity, longevity and even double happiness.

Posted: January 16th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Remembering Italian classical singer Salvatore Licitra, the ‘fourth tenor’


World-class tenor and operatic star Salvatore Licitra will no longer shine on the stage. His beautiful voice is now just a memory to his many fans and followers. Italian singer Licitra replaced Luciano Pavarotti in “Tosca” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on two hours’ notice on May 12, 2002, receiving critical acclaim for […]

Posted: September 12th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »