ART & CULTURE

Factbox: Placido Domingo at 70

Placido Domingo appeared at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden late Thursday both as a tenor and in his new guise as a baritone.

Opera Star Domingo Lauded in London as One of a Kind

Spanish singer Placido Domingo marked his 40th anniversary at London's Royal Opera House with a gala concert late Thursday that was greeted with one of the longest and loudest curtain calls the venue has seen in years.

Klimt painting expected to sell for $25 million

A landscape painting by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt that had been stolen by the Nazis is expected to fetch more than $25 million when it is sold at auction next month, Sotheby's said on Thursday.

Bette Midler to auction iconic stage costumes

Bette Midler's famous mermaid stage costume, the Valentino gown she wore to the 1992 Oscars and a collection of headdresses are all going up for auction in November, Julien's Auctions said on Tuesday.

Top 10 getaways without the kids

Now the kids have been back at school for a bit, you might feel you could use a little break from the domestic world with your partner, as long as the grandparents don't mind watching over the children while you jet off for a short holiday.

Prized Painter Richter Calls Art Market 'Daft'

Gerhard Richter is one of the world's most prized living artists, and one of his famous Candle series is expected to fetch 6-9 million pounds ($9-14 million) at auction in London next week.

Dawn Hudson: New Academy Museum on Fast Track

The new Academy museum could open in the old May Company building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as soon as three years from now, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson told TheWrap on Wednesday.

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A visitor looks at a sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in the showroom of Drouot auction house in Paris

More iconic Marilyn Monroe costumes up for auction

A selection of Marilyn Monroe's costumes from films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Bus Stop are going up for sale in December, following sales of $22.8 million from an auction held earlier this year in Beverly Hills.
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LA puts PST time stamp on art world

A city once thought to have less culture than a bowl of yogurt, Los Angeles is challenging that notion with an epic exhibition, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980.
Two Chinese terracotta warriors are shown on display at the Bower Museum in Santa Ana, California

California's Bowers Museum opens tombs of China

The closest one may ever come to being touched by a deity may be at southern California's Bowers Museum when Warriors, Tombs and Temples: China's Enduring Legacy opens this week showing off an ornate case that holds a bone from the Buddha's finger.
Two Chinese terracotta warriors are shown on display at the Bower Museum in Santa Ana, California, in this publicity photo released to Reuters September 30, 2011. The warriors are part of an exhibition called ''Warriors, Tombs and Temples: China

California's Bowers Museum Opens Tombs of China

The closest one may ever come to being touched by a deity may be at southern California's Bowers Museum when Warriors, Tombs and Temples: China's Enduring Legacy opens this week showing off an ornate case that holds a bone from the Buddha's finger.
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