Reuters : arts and culture
Sculptor transforms Rome’s dead trees into art  12h18 21 octobre
Andrea Gandini, a 22-year-old Roman sculptor, is making a growing name for himself by turning the Eternal City’s dead tree stumps into much-admired pieces of art.
Gojek CEO quits to join Indonesian cabinet, replacements named  09h54 21 octobre
Gojek CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim said on Monday he had resigned to join Indonesia’s new cabinet, and the ride-hailing and payments company said two senior executives would jointly take over running operations of the 10 billion firm.
At home of Mona Lisa, a retrospective on da Vinci’s life and work  15h22 20 octobre
France’s Louvre museum, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, is putting the final touches to one of the biggest ever exhibitions of the Italian master’s work with the presence of the world’s most expensive painting agonizingly unresolved.
Fate of Japan’s imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old  10h13 19 octobre
When Japan’s youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded as the debut of a future monarch on the world stage.
Why does art matter? Banksy asks, offering originals for the right answer  12h56 18 octobre
British street artist Banksy is selling a Union Jack stab vest, riot helmet ’disco balls’ and a ’designer handbag’ made from a brick to randomly selected buyers who can answer the question: Why does art matter? .
Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize  11h56 17 octobre
The Swedish Academy has defended its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke, saying he had made provocative comments but had not supported bloodshed.
Invisible’ Bosnians born of wartime rape use art to find their voic  13h00 15 octobre
Ajna Jusic, the first baby to be registered as born of rape during the Bosnian war in the 1990s, describes to a packed Sarajevo theatre the discrimination and bullying she endured as a child with an unknown father and a mother branded a whore in a deeply patriarchal society.
Koons unveils giant ’Bouquet of Tulips’ tribute to victims of 2015 Paris attacks  17h01 04 octobre
American artist Jeff Koons unveiled in Paris on Friday his sculpture Bouquet of Tulips, a tribute to the victims of militant Islamist attacks in the French capital in November 2015.
Charmed lives and comebacks: Eddie Murphy returns in ’Dolemite Is My Name’  16h02 04 octobre
Sure, Eddie Murphy hasn’t been around for a while, and his new movie Dolemite Is My Name is getting rave reviews. But don’t call it a comeback.
Paris mounts first Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition in three decades  15h53 04 octobre
An exhibition showing the works of painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, famed for his portrayal of Paris’s cafes, brothels and cabarets at the end of the nineteenth century, opens next week in the French capital.
Banksy’s chimp-depicting ’Devolved Parliament’ sells for over 12 million  14h13 04 octobre
A large Banksy painting depicting primates sitting in Britain’s parliament sold for more than 12 million on Thursday, a record price at auction for a work by the secretive British street artist, according to Sotheby’s.
Gauguin, Gauguin, Gone - Tahiti painting to be auctioned in Paris in December  16h59 03 octobre
A painting by French post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin is to be sold in Paris in December in an auction expected to fetch at least 5 million euros ( 5.48 million).
Banksy takes aim at British life in suburban ’homewares’ shop  14h43 02 octobre
Banksy has set up a homewares store in a south London suburb, displaying politically-provocative pieces such as the Union Jack stab-proof vest he designed for British rapper Stormzy.
Monkey business? Banksy’s primates in parliament up for auction  17h13 27 septembre
A Banksy painting of primates sitting in Britain’s parliament goes under the hammer next week and is expected to fetch up to 2.5 million.
Long-lost Italian painting could fetch 6 million at French auction  15h02 25 septembre
A long-lost painting by a 13th century Italian master discovered in the kitchen of an elderly French woman has been valued at up to six million euros and will be sold at auction next month.