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Brian Howard fans, you’ll have to wait longer to dine at a restaurant from the former chef at Comme Ca at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Howard planned to open Sparrow & Wolf in the former home of The Attic in the Arts District. Howard planned to open Harvest & Larder and Grazing Pig Charcuterie with Corey Nyman in the space dubbed the Arts District Plaza.
Donald Trump has been such a well of inspiration for cartoonists that a gallery is dedicated to the Republican presidential candidate at Mexico City's Caricature Museum. By calling Mexican migrants criminals and rapists, and vowing to deport millions back to their homeland, he has inspired a plethora of cartoonists from Mexico and other nations who contributed to the exhibit. Among the cartoonists, there are some recurring themes: the bouffant hair, brick walls, fresh feces and Nazi symbols.
Barcelona's Picasso Museum unveiled an exhibition on "Cubism and War" on Thursday depicting how one of the most influential artistic styles of the 20th century survived World War I. Born around 1907 with Picasso's ground-breaking painting "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", Cubism could have run out of steam during the conflict as the Spanish artist and others who had settled in Paris suffered shortages and destruction. "The movement had hardly begun and it could have been cut off by the war but they kept it alive, they didn't let it get frozen and die," curator Christopher Green told AFP.
Acclaimed Iraqi artist Dia Al-Azzawi, who exhibits almost 550 of his works in Qatar this week, says his country faces a bleak future and the assault on Mosul is "a scenario of destruction". "I am the cry, who will give voice to me?" showcases paintings, sculptures and drawings for the next six months across two Doha museums. It is potentially the largest ever solo exhibition by an Arab artist and is the first major retrospective of Al-Azzawi's work.
A larger-than-life mural showing Pope Francis as a sneaky graffiti artist painting peace signs on a wall near the Vatican was taken down by Rome's "decorum cops" on Wednesday just hours after it went up. The mural showed the pope on a step ladder playing a game of tic-tac-toe by painting circular peace signs in place of zeros as a Swiss Guard in a billowing uniform acts as a lookout against witnesses or police. Street artist Mauro Pallotta, who signs his work "Maupal", painted it on paper in his studio and pasted it up with glue and lacquer on a corner near the Vatican overnight.
BANGKOK (AP) — Aside from his kingly duties — and they were immense — Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej took time during his 70-year reign to compose music (and jam with some of the world's jazz legends), build sailing craft (and win an international yachting race), paint surrealistic oils and have some 20 patents registered for an assortment of inventions.
The Christie's auction house in New York will offer for sale one of Claude Monet's celebrated "haystack" paintings, valued at an estimated $45 million, which should reconfirm collectors' appetite for Impressionist art. With wealthy Chinese collectors expressing keen interest in such works, the painting -- part of a series of haystack pictures painted by Monet during the winter of 1890-91 from his French home in Giverny -- will first be presented next week in Hong Kong. It will then be shown in London before returning to New York in early November.
Julia Child’s kitchen is enshrined in the Smithsonian, for instance — but what about beer? According to a press release, Brew will be designed in collaboration with beer and food experts and feature interactive exhibits and activities — including, yes, drinking. "America has large-scale museums dedicated to so many important aspects of human culture but, surprisingly, no epic museum dedicated to beer — until now,” says Brew co-founder Matt Sherwin.
She was a black South African girl from the back of beyond who dreamed of singing opera after hearing a British Airways advert on television. Fifteen years later Pretty Yende is one of opera's fastest rising divas, a star of Milan's La Scala, New York's Met and a top billing at London's Covent Garden. The singing "sounded so supernatural I thought it could never be human", Yende said of the "Flower Duet" from Delibes' opera Lakme which was used in the now classic airline advert.
US music legend Bob Dylan, whose poetic lyrics have influenced generations of fans, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the first songwriter to win the award in a decision that stunned prize watchers. The 75-year-old was honoured "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition", the Swedish Academy said. The choice was met by gasps and a long round of spontaneous applause from journalists attending the prize announcement.