Finding a purpose: Johnny Depp plays a troubled genius in Minamata

BERLIN (Reuters) – A broken, washed-up genius is roused from drink-sodden seclusion for one last flaring of creative brilliance: actor Johnny Depp hinted that at some level he was... Read more »

Banksy plays with violence and innocence in Valentine’s Day graffiti

A suspected new mural by artist Banksy is pictured in Marsh Lane in Bristol, Britain, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden LONDON (Reuters) – British street artist Banksy is thought... Read more »

Investing in the art world is now just a click away

FILE PHOTO: Scott Lynn, CEO and founder of Masterworks, poses next to a Banksy artwork in New York, U.S., February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska NEW YORK (Reuters) – Owning... Read more »

Lost portrait and unpublished letters of Charles Dickens to go on display

LONDON (Reuters) – A lost portrait of Charles Dickens and 25 of his unpublished letters will go on display for the first time after a major acquisition from a... Read more »

Chanel walks models through a tranquil cloister garden in Paris

Gerard Wertheimer, co-owner of fashion house Chanel, arrives to attend Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection show in Paris, France, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau PARIS (Reuters) – Chanel... Read more »

‘Parasite’ director Bong says ‘language barrier’ broken after Oscar nod

SEOUL (Reuters) – “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho said he was surprised and overjoyed when the film won six Oscar nominations on Monday, a historic first for South Korea’s film... Read more »

‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho says ‘language barrier’ broken after Oscar nod

FILE PHOTO: 25th Critics Choice Awards – Show – Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 12, 2020 – Director Bong Joon-ho accepts the Best Director award for “Parasite”. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni... Read more »

Bulgarian Mutafova, one of world’s oldest actresses, dies at 97

FILE PHOTO: Bulgarian actress Stoyanka Mutafova, 95, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Sofia, Bulgaria February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/File Photo SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarian Stoyanka Mutafova, one... Read more »

‘Ultraman Buddha’ art in Thailand prompts police complaint

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A group of Buddhist hardliners in Thailand filed a police complaint against a young female artist on Wednesday over paintings that depict images of the Buddha... Read more »

Francisco Toledo, artist and activist who injected life into Mexican traditions, dead at 79

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Francisco Toledo, who shook up the 1960s Mexican art scene with his fresh approach to painting, sculpting, printing, tapestry weaving and preserving the cultural heritage... Read more »