Impressionists fetch $368m as spring auctions kick offLed by a $66 million van Gogh and one of Monet's iconic water lilies which sold for $54 million, Impressionist art achieved strong prices on Tuesday as Sotheby's kicked off the…
An American Icon in ParisEve Jackson takes us to Paris' Grand Palais where the giants of the American art world have come together for an exhibition on American Icons. We also take a trip to the French…
Craftsmen passionate about their tradeThey spend their days assembling, smoothing, engraving and polishing. Master craftsmen love what they do, and so do their customers, fascinated by that inimitable savoir-faire.…
SPAIN - FRANCE
‘Pop-Up’ Pompidou Centre opens in SpainA ‘Pop-Up’ version of France’s famous Pompidou Centre opened its doors in the Spanish city of Malaga on Saturday, marking the birth of a new concept the Paris museum hopes will…
Unprecedented Velázquez exhibition opens at Paris’s Grand PalaisOne of the most comprehensive exhibitions of works by Spanish Golden Age master Diego Velázquez ever shown opened at the Grand Palais museum in Paris this week.
Paris museum lifts photo ban after minister's Instagram gaffeThe Musée d’Orsay in Paris lifted its long-standing ban on photographing its paintings on Wednesday, after an Instagram picture posted by France’s culture minister set off a…
Afghanistan’s far-flung ‘first daughter’, artist Mariam GhaniWhat links Kabul with Alaska, Norway’s oil capital and St. Louis, Missouri?
EYE ON AFRICA
Paul Kagame visits UNESCO HQ in ParisPresident Paul Kagame visits UNESCO headquarters in Paris, sparking protests for and against the Rwandan strongman. During the visit, Kagame spoke to FRANCE 24. Also, the ICC…
Stolen Picasso worth millions discovered in New YorkA Picasso painting, snatched more than a decade ago from a storeroom in Paris, has surfaced in New York and will be returned to the French government, US officials said Thursday.
French electrician goes on trial over 'stolen' Picasso worksA former electrician and his wife who kept 271 works of art by Picasso in their garage for close to 40 years went on trial in France on Tuesday accused of possessing stolen goods.
Gauguin painting sells for record $300 millionA painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Paul Gauguin has been sold for $300 million (€265 million), believed to be the highest price ever paid for a piece of art.
INSIDE THE AMERICAS
Colorado's 'green rush'This week, Colorado weighs up the pros and cons of its move to legalise cannabis, one year on. Next, we look at the story of Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor who was found dead…