'Walkers on water' overwhelm Italian lake installation


SULZANO, Italy A yellow fabric walkway floating on Lake Iseo in northern Italy has attracted twice as many visitors as expected and has been forced to close at night for essential repairs and cleaning.

Paris exhibition displays Chirac-like 18th century Japanese masks

PARIS Three antique Japanese theater masks that bear a striking resemblance to former French president Jacques Chirac will go on display from Tuesday in a Paris museum he set up 10 years ago and that will now bear his name.

Venezuelan protests economic crisis through currency art

CARACAS With Venezuela's highest denomination bill now worth less than a stick of gum, one local designer is protesting his country's economic crisis through currency art.

Jewelry, sneakers and lots of paper towels at 'Whitey' Bulger auction

BOSTON Some of former Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's preferences were made well known during the years he ruled the city's underworld: He didn't like snitches and expected absolute obedience from members of his gang.

Walk on water at Italian lake 'Floating Piers' installation

SULZANO, Italy Ever fancied walking on water? Well now you can, thanks to Bulgarian-born artist Christo's latest art installation providing a floating walkway at Italy's Lake Iseo. | Video

Da Vinci Code's Dan Brown donates 300,000 euros to Dutch library

AMSTERDAM American author Dan Brown has donated 300,000 euros ($335,000) to Amsterdam's Ritman Library, where he researched some of his best-selling novels, to help preserve its ancient works.

France's Sinclair mines family art history for comeback

PARIS Delving into the history of a family art business she once shunned, French celebrity journalist Anne Sinclair is returning to public life by reconnecting with her roots.

Ai Weiwei takes his art to Cambridge in new exhibition

CAMBRIDGE Chinese artist Ai Weiweilaunched his first exhibition in Cambridge on Wednesday, displaying works in the grounds of Downing College.

Stolen marble head of Rome's first emperor returns to Italy

ROME A marble sculpture of the head of Rome's first emperor was welcomed back to the Italian capital on Tuesday, some 40 years after it was stolen and trafficked out of the country. | Video

Artist creates sculptures made of used bullet shells

NEW YORK - In his native Colombia they are a symbol of violence, death and conflict but Miami-based artist Federico Uribe has used bullet shells to create colorful landscapes and life-size animal sculptures. | Video