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An afternoon with Frida Kahlo

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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.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Elizabeth Taylor’s Van Gogh fetches £10 million

A member of staff poses with an 1889 painting by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh entitled "Vue de l'Asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Remy" during a press preview prior to the "Impressionist and Modern Art Sale" at Christie's auction house in central London on February 2, 2012.  CARL COURT / AFP PHOTO

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.

Posted: February 8th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Singapore’s ArtScience Museum confounds and engages


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 […]

Posted: June 20th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »