Francis Bacon

Poignant works of art show the reality of mental illness

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kim Noble has 21 personalities. Her alter egos include Judy the teenage bulimic, Salamoe the devout Catholic, a little boy who speaks only Latin, and an elective mute.<p>Noble suffers from dissociative identity disorder, a condition in which separate personalities coexist within an individual, …

Art

Gerhard Richter designs Mouton 2015 label

German photorealist artist Gerhard Richter has created the 2015 label for Pauillac first growth Château Mouton Rothschild by painting under …

Artists

Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 Ferrari Sells For $7.5 Million At Sotheby’s Auction

In his long and distinguished Formula 1 career, Michael Schumacher was best known as Ferrari’s top driver, winning five of his seven F1 World …

Auto Racing

So You Just Bought a $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci Painting. Now What?

Auctions<p>From decoy trucks (yes, really) to tax wizardry, here's what happens after you win the most expensive painting in auction history.<p>& ,<p>It’s not …

Salvator Mundi

Donni the cheetah grows up

CLOSE<p>We've watched Donni the cheetah grow up at Cincinnati Zoo. Now find out how he's helping wild cheetahs in their fight for survival.<p><b>May 4, …

Pets

These 10 Paintings Just Sold for Almost $1 Billion

Given the runaway success of one painting in particular, it’s kind of unfair to compare the top 10 lots of New York’s auction mega-week: …

Business

Haas preview the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

<b>Knowledge is power. The phrase is attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, an English philosopher and scientist from the late Renaissance period. Despite</b> …

Auto Racing

Sotheby's updates on auctions results

Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) reports that global auctions last week brought in $852M, boosted by strong demand for contemporary art.<p>"Our flagship sales of …

Business

The Complete Guide for Doing Dublin in a Day

Shares 0<p>How can you possibly do Dublin in a day? The city has 1,300 years of history with well established arts and literary traditions and more pubs …

Ireland

Star Lots of the November 2017 Auction Week in New York

November 18, 2017<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

Art History

9 of the Best Things to Do in London

In 2016, London hit a big first-time tourism mark -- 19 million visitors in a single calendar year. It’s clear travelers are flocking to the capital …

London

Schumacher's Ferrari sets record at auction

People look at former Ferrari German F1 driver Michael Schumacher's Monaco Grand Prix winning Ferrari F2001 car, which is on display with other …

News (South Africa)

There's Always a Billionaire Medici Who'll Buy Your Da Vinci - Bloomberg Gadfly

Salvator Mundi means savior of the world. While it's a stretch to say the sale of the Leonardo da Vinci painting (well, the buyers hope it's by him) …

Business

Artist Matthew Tierney Disregards The Limitations Of Linear Perspective

Silicon Valley-raised, New York-based artist Matthew Tierney is an information nerd. When I spoke with the artist at his recent exhibition at Bryant Toth Fine Arts, our conversation jettisoned from topic to topic, with Tierney thoughtfully ruminating on each subject that came up. A conversation …

Art

Da Vinci sale propels auction houses to $2bn week

in New York<p>Sales at the three big auction houses this week vaulted above $2bn on the back of the record-shattering $450.3m paid for the last Leonardo …

Art History

Sotheby’s Auctions Brings $7,504,000 Ex-Schumacher Ferrari F2001

Whether ex- racing driver Michael Schumacher is Formula 1’s GOAT (Greatest of All Time) is still hotly contested by F1 fans and pundits, but there’s …

Michael Schumacher

Phillips and Sotheby's deliver healthy totals for contemporary art

Closing out a week that saw a record price for a painting of any era and pent-up demand in the Impressionist and Modern category, contemporary …

Artists

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

IDEAS<p>Walter Isaacson is the author of “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.” Isaacson, the CEO …

Creativity

Mum with 20 split personalities reveals what it's like to switch identity five times a day - and the dating disasters it causes

Dawn is stuck in 1997, searching for her daughter Sky, who she believes was taken away.<p>Bonny had the strength to fight for her child through the …

Mental Health

Bizarre pictures painted on rubbish by mysterious brothers who don't know how old they are

Eddie and Charlie Proudfoot rarely leave the house because they don't like meeting strangers.<p>They don't know how old they are, other than they could …

Mental Health

With Andrea Pirlo retiring, who is football's new King of Cool?

Andrea Pirlo, football's undisputed King of Cool, has officially hung up his boots after three seasons at New York City FC and said last call to a …

Soccer

Crawl Artist David T. Cho on Resuscitating Portraiture and the Affordability of Art

You sure can’t put David T. Cho in a corner! The Emily Carr grad creates mostly large-scale oil paintings out of his 1000 Parker Street studio in …

Artists

Leonardo's Salvator Mundi sells for $400m, shattering auction record

Christie’s sells newly discovered painting of Jesus Christ, billed as ‘the biggest discovery of the 21st century’, after 20 minutes of bidding<p>Salvator Mundi, the newly discovered Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII of France more than 500 years ago, has sold at …

Art History

Jan Sawka and the Grateful Dead

Stemmel Auctions will auction Grateful Dead memorabilia and art by the late Jan Sawka, from the collection of Hal Kant and his widow, Jesse. Known as …

Grateful Dead

Kenny Schachter Found the Future at a Shanghai Art Fair (Even If His Kids Got Censored)

Opinion<p>Doing the city's Art021 expo last week was an eye-opening family affair.<p>,<p>Last week there were two simultaneous international art fairs in …

Art

See Diane Keaton’s Dream Home In Her New Book, The House That Pinterest Built

Diane dreamed of having a brick house ever since she was five, when her mother read her <i>The Three Little Pigs</i>. “No matter how hard the Big Bad Wolf …

Houses

American Culture Is At War With Itself In Artist Jim Shaw's New Exhibition At Metro Pictures

When ever a new Jim Shaw exhibition comes through New York it always feels to me like it’s been far too long since I saw the influential artist’s work in person. In reality, it was only two years ago that Shaw was subject of a fascinating solo retrospective at the New Museum. That exhibition, <i>The</i> …

Steve Bannon

16 Historic Figures You Never Knew Died In Really Bizarre Ways

1 of 17<p>Harry Houdini<p>Erik Weisz, known better by his stage name Harry Houdini, is remembered as one of the greatest magicians and escapists of all …

Zachary Taylor

Five Reasons To Visit Bilbao, Spain

Winner of the 2018 European City of the Year, awarded last week by the Academy of Urbanism, Bilbao rose from its post-industrial economic malaise of the 1990s after the collapse of its steel and shipbuilding industries by investing heavily in culture. Culture and food brought me back to one of my …

Spain

The ‘most painted woman in the world’

The French cabaret star Suzy Solidor was once a mainstream recording artist, but is hardly remembered today. Holly Williams looks back at the chanteuse’s story.<p>She is known as ‘the most painted woman in the world’: around 225 artists have captured the captivating likeness of Suzy Solidor, including …

Culture