By Ino Manalo
Frida Kahlo has been described as a “female Van Gogh.” While the title may be dubious and even sexist, the point is made that, like her Dutch counterpart, the diminutive Mexican’s global reputation is partially the product of media hype which—in Frida’s case—arose only in the 1990s. Before that she was pretty much unknown. Today, she is at the center of a thriving backyard industry in her country, her face gazing out of T-shirts, bags, and many other products of which she may or may not have approved.
A painting by Vincent van Gogh owned by the late Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor has sold for more than £10 million, Christie’s auction house announced on Tuesday.
By James P. Ong
Singapore’s newest destination is a memorably shaped, three-story, 6,000-sq m building designed by Israel-born architect Moshe Safdie located in Marina Bay Sands. There is still a friendly debate on whether the shape of the building is an interpretation of a lotus, a giant hand or a flower. Called the ArtScience Museum, it has also received [...]