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Panic as Polish gas pipeline explodes

At least three people are dead and thirteen injured following the explosion of a gas pipeline in a village in western Poland.<br>At least 12 homes were set on fire after work on a new adjacent pipeline was believed to have started the blaze. A special commission has been set up to investigate the …

Is painting the new installation art?

Painting Now, a new exhibition at Tate Britain, seeks to showcase the vitality of a time-honoured technique<p>Far from being an artistic practice on the decline, painting is alive and kicking among contemporary artists, a show opening at Tate Britain aims to demonstrate.<p>Painting Now shows work by five …

Why Francis Bacon deserves to beat The Scream's record-breaking pricetag

Is Bacon's three-panel portrait of Lucian Freud about to fetch the highest price ever for a painting at auction, beating the $120m paid for Munch's masterpiece?<p>If any artist is worth a lot of money it is Francis Bacon. Looking at his paintings in Tate Britain, I am hit in the face by their …

Quintenz Gallery

As the holiday season approaches with the inevitable flurry of friends, family, hot drinks, and gifts, let us introduce you to an unmissable art gallery for those vacationing in Aspen this season.<p>Originally founded to specialize in vintage American photography, Quintenz Gallery & David Floria now boast original work by Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Edward Weston, among many others.<p>We’re especially looking forward to their Kris Cox show, <i>’</i><i>Aries, Yin, Metal, Rabbit,’</i> which opens just …

Did the Nazis steal the Mona Lisa?

With the recent discovery in Munich of €1bn (£860m) worth of art looted by the Nazis, and the forthcoming release of a feature film, starring George Clooney, based on the exploits of the Monuments Men, it is a fitting time to recall how fortunate we are that so much art survived the second world …