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The Olympics miss: Why street art should be embraced not snubbed updated: Fri Aug 03 2012 14:32:00

Hackney Wick is nestled next to the Olympic site, separated only by a waterway known as the Lee Navigation. It is a half industrial, half artistic enclave, little known to Londoners, but which has, in recent years, become rich in street art from a cast of artists who have been integral to regenerating east London and informing its cultural identity.

'World's greenest buildings' get seal of approvalupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 06:27:00

A rigorous green certification system is recognizing the next phase of eco design, which its founders describe as "the world's greenest buildings."

Collector donates US$167.5M in art to Hong Kong museumupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 04:32:00

A huge trove of artwork from the world's premier collection of Chinese contemporary art has been donated to a new visual culture museum in Hong Kong.

Art records fall led by Rothko in New Yorkupdated: Wed May 09 2012 08:33:00

One week after Edvard Munch's "The Scream" shattered art auction records, Mark Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" has broken the price ceiling for a work of contemporary art.

Six new spots for architecture loversupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 09:38:00

The Eiffel Tower. The Colosseum. The Taj Majal. The Pyramids.

Saudi comedians with a digital messageupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 10:12:00

Saudi Arabian comedians are using YouTube and social media to poke fun at social issues.

How to rebel, Saudi styleupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 10:12:00

At first glance, it looks like a standard road sign to Mecca, the Saudi Arabian pilgrimage site for millions of Muslims every year.

The boom of the Turkish art marketupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 14:30:00

The auctioneer rattled off prices and artists' names with breathtaking speed, punctuating every sale with the announcement "Saa ... saa ... saa -- TIM!" meaning sold in English.

Turkish art market thrivingupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 14:30:00

Who says no one is buying art in this unstable world economy? CNN's Ivan Watson reports on the Turkish art explosion.

Monet and Klimt paintings woo buyers at London auctionupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 07:50:00

It's the time of year when hammers are poised at the world's major auction houses and the strength of the art market for the coming year is tested.

Decoding Western art's buried messagesupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 08:46:00

Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" encouraged amateur "symbologists" everywhere to scan their favorite paintings for secret codes -- but the practice has been going on for centuries.

Taking time out in happening Tel Avivupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 10:24:00

Jerusalem may be steeped in thousands of years of history, but the much younger Tel Aviv in Israel is increasingly a draw for culture lovers.

London's Frieze art fair plans expansion to show art through historyupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 07:04:00

After rumblings across the financial markets in the last few months, art dealers from around the world have gathered in London for the city's premier contemporary art fair Frieze in hopes of shifting an estimated $350 million USD (according to art insurers Hiscox) worth of art.

One thing we owe to Steve Jobs updated: Thu Oct 06 2011 14:12:00

With all the tributes to Steve Jobs, one thing tends to get forgotten: the man helped us write. Jobs was the first to give us a real choice of fonts, and thus the ability to express ourselves digitally with emotion, clarity and variety. He made Type Gods of us all.

Steve Jobs was 'out of place and time'updated: Thu Oct 06 2011 14:12:00

Friends and colleagues of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs talk about his life and the legacy he leaves behind.

Changing the world through artupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 17:11:00

At 12 years old, Jeff Hanson was struggling to see the world around him.

Changing the world through artupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 17:11:00

A visually-impaired teen is using his paintings to help others. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield has the story.

Ai Weiwei's friend on the artist's workupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 08:23:00

CNN's Monita Rajpal talks to Hamish Fulton about the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and his detention.

10 business e-mails you shouldn't sendupdated: Wed May 25 2011 07:10:00

Imagine a tiny boat afloat on a thrashing sea, water pouring through a gaping hole in the hull.

Apple unveils Final Cut Pro Xupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 07:47:00

Apple has unveiled Final Cut Pro X, the newest version of its popular video-editing software.

Catlanta draws on social media to spur scavenger hunt for street artupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 10:59:00

The hunt begins as soon as word hits the internet. Then they're off, prowling the urban landscape, smartphones in hand, in search of the coveted kitties by the street artist known as Catlanta.

Best April Fools' pranksupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 17:32:00

CNN's Phil Han takes a look at some of the best April Fools' Day pranks.

'Motion-controlled' e-mail and other April Fools' Web pranksupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 17:32:00

Search giant Google on Friday debuted a "motion-controlled" e-mail system that lets users write digital messages by moving their bodies instead of typing on keyboards, which Google says are "outdated" and "inefficient."

Art market opens in Londonupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 11:30:00

CNN's Jim Boulden talks to Jussi Pylkkanen, President of Christie's Europe about the business of fine art.

Picasso sells for $40 million in austerity-proof art marketupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 11:30:00

A 1932 painting by Picasso sold for $40 million at auction Tuesday -- over $10 million more than the highest pre-sale estimate.

Impressionist paintings wagered on Super Bowlupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 05:38:00

Impressionist painting and football are words you don't often hear in the same sentence.

Google's Art Project exploredupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 13:54:00

CNN's Ayesha Durgahee checks out Google's virtual tour of galleries round the world.

Google offers virtual tours of the world's top art museumsupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 13:54:00

With Google's Street View, Web surfers can pinpoint and zoom into many parts of the world -- in some places, right down to street level.

Street artist Banksy to be unmasked via eBay auction?updated: Tue Jan 18 2011 09:07:00

UK artist Banksy, he of the guerilla techniques and ever-increasing popularity, is about to be unceremoniously identified to the highest bidder in an eBay auction, which ends Wednesday.

Banksy's Disney 'execution' tops $120,000 at auctionupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 07:40:00

Baloo, Mowgli and King Louie of the Apes from Disney film "The Jungle Book" all feature in a print by anonymous graffiti artist Banksy that sold for over $120,000 at auction Tuesday.

Why the world is heading to Miami to buy Cuban artupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 04:38:00

One of the few Cuban commodities you can buy in the United States is art -- and the place to get it is Miami.

Qatar's investment in arts and cultureupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 03:20:00

The chief curator at Doha's new modern art museum, Mathaf, on Qatar's commitment to Arabic art.

Nudity courts controversy in Qatar's new museumupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 03:20:00

With exhibits showing nudity and politically radical ideas, Qatar's brand new modern art museum may raise a few eyebrows in the traditionally conservative Middle East.

Manga, hip hop and high fashion: The world of Takashi Murakamiupdated: Sun Dec 05 2010 08:14:00

The Asian art scene is increasingly a force to be reckoned with, but one man can claim to have put Japanese contemporary art on the map.

Megabucks sex up Middle East art explosionupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 12:26:00

It's not just oil they talk about in the Middle East, these days. With millions of the region's dollars being spent in an explosion of art collecting, they could just as easily be talking about oil paintings.

Beyond the gondolas: A guide to contemporary Veniceupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 12:44:00

When people think of Venice, three things come to mind: gondolas, art and sinking buildings. The watery city, a treasure trove of Renaissance art and architecture, is not normally associated with cutting-edge cool.

Van Gogh, Kahlo speak from beyond the grave at Frieze art fairupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 09:04:00

A verbal tussle between the ghosts of Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh has become a talking point among contemporary art fans.

Art dealers encouraged by early sales at London's Friezeupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 04:59:00

At seven o'clock on the opening day of London's premier contemporary art fair, Frieze, there was a scrum for champagne. People were celebrating.

Gap founders' modern art collection on display in San Franciscoupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 07:12:00

Better known for affordable denim than modern art, Gap founders Don and Doris Fisher amassed a collection of over 1,000 works by artists like Andy Warhol over 35 years.

I.M. Pei returns to the Louvreupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 08:44:00

Exclusive: Icon meets architect I.M Pei at the Louvre to talk about his famous pyramid.

Sculptures visible from spaceupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 09:53:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on artist Andrew Rodgers unveiling a man-made addition to Turkey's Cappadocia region.

South Africa's booming art marketupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 08:48:00

In recent years, African artists have seen their work increase in value as they attract global investors.

Who's buying South African art?updated: Fri Jun 18 2010 08:48:00

MPA visits the Circa art gallery in Johannesburg, a building that not only showcases art but is a work of art itself.

Famous paintings stolen from Paris museumupdated: Sun May 23 2010 05:17:00

Thieves steel five famous paintings worth millions of dollars from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.

Green monastery is heavenly for Benedictine sistersupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 09:36:00

Green living is a spiritual calling for a group of Christian women in the upper Midwest. Call it a heavenly approach to being good stewards of the Earth.

Why African art is having a renaissanceupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 09:26:00

African art has long been about more than just tribal masks and traditional carvings, and now contemporary African artists are being recognized globally.

Inside the Joburg Art Fairupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 09:26:00

Inside Africa visits the Joburg Art Fair and meets with the continent's rising art stars.

CNNMoney: Green homes face a red lightupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 04:00:00

Lots of people, especially those trying to battle high utility bills, believe in energy-efficient homebuilding.

Feng shui factor in billion-dollar estate battleupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 01:56:00

The practice of feng shui figured prominently in the fight over the estate of one of Asia's wealthiest women, Nina Wang.

North Korea's latest export: Fine artupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 19:10:00

Tucked in a quiet corner of Beijing's trendy art district, known as 798, a gallery offers an unusual collection of artworks. The oil paintings, ceramics and natural stones are staid compared to many of the avant-garde exhibits in the other galleries of the sprawling art district. But then again, these are works by artists who may not know much about the international art world: They live in North Korea.

Sotheby's $180 million take buoys hope for contemporary art marketupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 20:42:00

A recent sale of Impressionist and modern art at Sotheby's auction house exceeded sales estimates and raised the hopes of industry insiders that a rebound is under way.

CNNMoney: Art auction lifts hope for industry reboundupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 18:52:00

A recent sale of Impressionist and modern art at Sotheby's auction house exceeded sales estimates and raised the hopes of industry insiders that a rebound is under way.

Fortune: On the block: Lehman art for under $2,000updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 15:38:00

The first batch of artworks from the collection that once filled the corridors of Lehman Brothers' offices will be hitting the auction block on November 1. And while the works by David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg may be small potatoes for museum curators, the collection provides the opportunity for aspiring patrons of the arts to pick up brand-name artists for under $2,000. Bankers looking for an elegant office decoration -- and one with a conversation-starting provenance -- should check out the catalogue at Brad Pitt Buys $1 Million Paintingupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 18:28:00

The star picks up a rainbow-colored rendering of a racecar by a German artist

Argentina art brushes aside recession fearsupdated: Fri May 29 2009 15:28:00

As with most industries around the globe, the art world has been taking a hit, as collectors pare down purchases on expensive pieces.

Argentina art sellsupdated: Fri May 29 2009 15:28:00

As collectors around the world pare down, the opposite appears to be happening in Argentina. CNN's Brian Byrnes reports.

Will the art bubble burst?updated: Wed Oct 22 2008 12:29:00

Events in London's art world last weekend sent out contrasting signals as to the future of the global art market. Will Crashing Markets Bring Chinese Art Back Down to Earth?updated: Wed Oct 08 2008 11:20:00

As Sotheby's wraps up a Hong Kong auction, contemporary Chinese artists appear to be among the Asian art world's first casualties of the global financial crisis World's Largest Art Fair Opens in Switzerlandupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 17:00:00

The largest international contemporary art fair opened Wednesday, closely watched for trends in the world market at a time of financial turbulence

Stolen 'Scream' back on display updated: Fri May 23 2008 06:14:00

Edvard Munch's masterpiece, "The Scream," went back on display Friday in Oslo, Norway -- four years after thieves pulled the painting from its frame in a daring armed robbery.

FSB: With record Sotheby's sale, art market keeps boomingupdated: Tue May 20 2008 00:40:00

The sky may be falling on the economy, but the art market is flying high.

First-ever oil paintings found in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 06:09:00

Scientists have found what they described this week as the earliest oil paintings ever discovered.

FSB: Amid art boom, dealers brace for a bustupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 09:16:00

If, like most entrepreneurs, you've been focused on the real estate recession and record-setting energy prices, you might not have noticed a big surprise in the art market: It's still partying like it's 1999.

How to work best with interior designerupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 09:06:00

Architects and remodeling contractors are the folks to call for structural planning, while interior designers work out optimal room size, traffic flow and lighting. When it comes to choosing and coordinating the color schemes, paint finishes, cabinet styles and light fixtures that go into that room, that's where an interior decorator comes in.

FSB: Setting competitive fees for your businessupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 14:31:00

Dear FSB: I have a small interior design firm. Is there a formula I can use to calculate overall client charges to determine how competitive my business is?

Swiss police recover stolen masterpiecesupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 15:47:00

Police have recovered two of the four Impressionist paintings stolen earlier this month in a daring museum heist, police in Zurich, Switzerland said Tuesday.

Two stolen paintings recoveredupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 15:47:00

Police in Switzerland recovered two Impressionist masterpieces stolen earlier this month. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Van Gogh, Monet art goes in $163M heistupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 20:26:00

Swiss police were scrambling Monday in search of three masked men who stole four Impressionist paintings worth about $163 million (180 million Swiss francs) Sunday in a heist police characterized as "spectacular."

Fortune: Building Shanghai's tower of powerupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 05:53:00

Before following his father into the property business, Minoru Mori dreamed of becoming a novelist. So when he returned from an October 1993 visit to Shanghai talking excitedly of a plan to construct the world's tallest building on the impoverished east side of the city's Huangpu River, rivals in Tokyo snickered that Mori had rekindled his interest in fiction.

You be the artistupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 13:57:00

Visitors to the Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, Georgia, use a sledgehammer to help an artist create art.

Group attacks steel with sledgehammer, creates artupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 13:57:00

Why create art with a paintbrush when you can use a sledgehammer instead? Looking Back on Edward Steichenupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 08:00:00

A major retrospective opens on the photographer often hailed as the greatest of the 20th century

Creating a sceneupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 09:41:00

In a gallery in Dubai this month, local Emirate collectors, passing American tourists and Egyptian expats will mingle to admire the Fez-clad, cigarette-smoking youths in the photographs of London-based but Moroccan-born artist, Hassan Hajjaj.

CNNMoney: Rare Rubens reignites interest in old master artupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 21:27:00

While contemporary works like Damien Hirst's $100 million diamond skull have dominated the headlines, a rare old master study by Peter Paul Rubens is quietly generating buzz among art collectors.

Fortune: The Art of the Dealupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 00:01:00

Great wealth generally finds art at some point," observes Marianne Boesky, fresh off the slopes in Aspen. She would know: As a well-known Manhattan dealer and the daughter of infamous financier Iva...

Globalization, technology changing the art worldupdated: Thu Mar 29 2007 20:27:00

Globalization and technology are forcing artists, curators and museum directors to rethink the world of American art.

Fortune: Investors zoom in on photographyupdated: Fri Nov 17 2006 17:21:00

If you had wandered into the New York location of Christie's auction house in 1996, you could have purchased a print of Helmut Newton's "Two Pairs of Legs in Black Stockings, Paris" for about $2,30...

Italy's newest arts district is bornupdated: Tue Oct 17 2006 13:22:00

It's not easy to compete with Florence and the Vatican, but with the overhaul of one gritty neighborhood, Bologna is stepping out of the shadows.

Leonardo, Cezanne among FBI's most wantedupdated: Tue Nov 15 2005 19:03:00

How did two pricey Van Goghs become Van Gone?

Fortune: Portrait of an A-List Artistupdated: Mon Oct 17 2005 00:01:00

One Sunday morning last April, a somber, well-turned-out crowd of 100 or so gathered in Manhattan's Madison Square Park for a memorial service. It was a sunny day, and in an adjacent playground dad...

Business 2.0: How Adobe is Pushing Quark off the Pageupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

It's good to be king in the enterprise software business. Once a given platform becomes an industry standard, switching costs and network effects make it tough for competitors to dethrone the champ...

Norway hunts for stolen 'Scream'updated: Mon Aug 23 2004 01:46:00

Norwegian police have launched a nationwide hunt for armed thieves who stole two classic paintings by Edvard Munch, including "The Scream," in a brazen daytime heist in Oslo.

Armed robbers steal 'The Scream'updated: Sun Aug 22 2004 07:49:00

Armed robbers have stolen two classic paintings by Edvard Munch, including "The Scream," in a brazen daytime heist in Oslo.

CNNMoney: Pollock painting fetches record $11.7Mupdated: Thu May 13 2004 10:38:00

A pair of auctions in Manhattan grossed close to $170 million Wednesday night, a record evening for modern art sales that also established record prices for a number of American artists, including abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock.

Fortune: Digital Entrepreneurs The programs--from databases to accounting and office suites--you need to make it workupdated: Mon Dec 01 1997 00:01:00

If you're a small business owner, you've got some big clout--and plenty of new software designed to meet your needs. After years of trotting their wares to FORTUNE 500 firms, software companies are...


Not long ago my 16-year-old polished off a chemistry lab report complete with diagrams, graphs, charts, and tables, then walked into the office and declared, "Dad, we need a new printer."


''Desktop publishing.'' What an ambitious locution! Like ''table tennis'' or ''thumb wrestling,'' it promises great activity in a very small space. Rather than legions of writers, designers, typogr...

Money Magazine: Choosing and using an interior designer: More than a matter of styleupdated: Tue Dec 01 1987 00:01:00

Your friends' living room looks as if they had just casually tossed it together but everything landed in the perfect place in the perfect color and in perfect taste. Don't envy their decorating gen...

Fortune: THE BIG PAYOFF IN CORPORATE ARTupdated: Mon May 25 1987 00:01:00

The stock market was never like this. Consider: In a brisk four minutes and 26 seconds of bidding this year, Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers was sold to a Japanese company, Yasuda Fire & Marine Insur...


Art fraud is probably as old as art itself. In the 14th century, Italian stonecarvers copied Greek and Roman busts and other statuary, then purposely chipped their works so they could peddle them a...

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