NEW YORK (AP) ? In one photo, a woman is on all fours, presumably picking something up, her posterior pressed against a glass window. Another photo shows a couple in bathrobes, their feet touching beneath a table. And there is one of a man, in jeans and a T-shirt, lying on his side as he takes a nap.
Boston Symphony Orchestra names new music director BOSTON (AP) ? Andris (AHN'-driss) Nelsons has been named music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Richter painting breaks record for living artist at N.Y. auction
By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 1968 oil painting by German artist Gerhard Richter sold for some $37 million at Sotheby's contemporary art auction on Tuesday, a new record for a work by a living artist. The sale took in $293,587,000, at the low end of the pre-sale estimate of $284 million to $383 million, with 83 percent of the 64 lots......
Romanian artist takes his art on the street
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) ? Romanian artist Vasile Muresan, known as Murivale, thinks art belongs on the street. The white-bearded painter can often be seen sitting on the colorful canvases that he displays in the street, while he is followed by the street dogs who are his companions and also inspire his work.
Vatican to have pavilion at Venice Biennale modern art exhibit
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - For most people, the relationship between contemporary art and the Vatican - home of some of the world's greatest old masterpieces - is like oil and water - they just don't mix. The Vatican's "culture minister," Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, wants to change that perception and so fo......
Ballet gala brings out the chiffon and sequins
NEW YORK (AP) ? Fashion takes a back seat to nothing ? not even seriously chilly weather ? at New York's fanciest dance gala.
Choreographer: No signs Jackson was ill in 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? An associate choreographer who worked on Michael Jackson's planned comeback concerts testified Monday that she didn't see any signs that the pop superstar was ill or might die in the final days of his life.
Another hitch in Lepage's Ring Cycle at Met Opera NEW YORK (AP) ? The revival of Robert Lepage's staging of Wagner's Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera ended with another hitch.
Makeup artist says Jackson was pushed to rehearse
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Michael Jackson's longtime makeup artist testified Thursday that she overhead an executive for concert promoter AEG Live insist that the singer rehearse despite signs of Jackson's declining health.
Makeup artist describes Jackson's pain, artistry
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Michael Jackson's longtime makeup artist tearfully described to jurors on Thursday the singer's struggles with back pain and insomnia after suffering injuries during his career.