Noel Coward is known as one of Britain's finest playwrights but in his private life he swapped his trademark cigarette for a paintbrush.Read the full story ›
The annual Festival of Lights in Lyon features the work of artists and designers from all over the world.Read the full story ›
A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler has sold for 130,000 euros (£102,870) at auction in the German city of Nuremberg.
The private buyer, who is from the Middle East, attended the sale in person according to Kathrin Weidler, head of the auction house. She said there had also been inquiries from Asia and America.
The painting, entitled 'Standesamt und Altes Rathaus Muenchen' or 'Civil Registry Office and Old Town Hall of Munich', is one of about 2,000 works that Hitler painted between about 1905 and 1920 as a struggling young artist.
Art collectors have the chance to get their hands on a 100-year-old watercolour of Munich registry office by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.Read the full story ›
A giant statue of Christmas tree, which caused outrage among Parisians for its resemblance to a sex toy, has been damaged by vandals.Read the full story ›
A Chinese artist working in Japan has amassed a large online following by creating unsettling illusions on people's skin.Read the full story ›
A drawing by the Renaissance master has sold for more than any other Botticelli work.Read the full story ›
A painting revealed to be a genuine van Dyck portrait during an episode of the Antiques Roadshow has failed to sell at auction.Read the full story ›
A reported "six-figure" deal to keep a Banksy mural which targets the issue of Government surveillance at its current site is nearly complete, an art dealer has claimed.
Robin Barton, from London art gallery Bankrobber, said he was approached by the owner of the Grade II listed building, on which the Spy Booth artwork is painted, after he was "shocked at the level of vitriol" following reports that the piece may be sold and removed.
The creation shows three 1950s-style agents, wearing brown trench coats and trilby hats, using devices to tap into conversations at a telephone box.
Scientists using infrared imagery have discovered a portrait of a bow-tied man beneath Picasso's masterpiece.Read the full story ›