Arts

Glenn Close heads all-star cast in revival of 'A Delicate Balance'

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NEW YORK - After a 20-year absence triple-Tony winner Glenn Close returned to Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "A Delicate Balance," a production that elicited an uneven response from critics who found it both blistering and boring.

Hitler watercolour fetches 130,000 euros at Nuremberg auction

BERLIN - A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler fetched 130,000 euros ($161,000) at auction in the German city of Nuremberg on Saturday, the auctioneers said.

Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China

LONDON xx - Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully counts Irish rocker Bono among his pals and collectors. He wouldn't be unhappy if some of China's 1.4 billion people also took a shine to his art being displayed at a retrospective in Shanghai later this month.

Artist Pierre Huyghe's retrospective lands in L.A., with animals

LOS ANGELES - Don't worry, the white dog with the pink leg is supposed to be there, as are the bees, fake snow and rocks floating on water.

German auction house putting Hitler watercolor on market

NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov 18 - A 1914 watercolor by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned on Saturday could fetch up to 50,000 euros ($62,685) given strong global interest, a German auction house chief said on Tuesday. | Video

Washington state museum pulls firearms from WWII exhibit over new gun law

SEATTLE - A museum in Washington state plans to remove about a dozen borrowed firearms from a World War Two exhibit and return them to their owners to comply with a new gun law that requires background checks for all gun transfers, the institution said on Wednesday.

Step right up for a revival of bizarre world of 'Side Show' on Broadway

NEW YORK - "Side Show," based on the true story of conjoined twins and 1930s Vaudeville stars Daisy and Violet Hilton, is back on Broadway in a revival hailed by critics as thrilling and beautiful.

Hugh Jackman makes triumphant return to Broadway in 'The River'

NEW YORK - Hugh Jackman made a stunning return to Broadway with a mesmerizing performance in award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth's new drama 'The River.'

Spared in war, Italy's 'greatest picture' saved again by benefactor

SANSEPOLCRO Italy - An Italian Renaissance masterpiece that English novelist Aldous Huxley once described as "the greatest picture in the world" was saved from destruction in World War Two by a British artillery officer who defied orders to shell the town.

Two Warhols fetch $153 million to lead Christie's record-setting art auction

NEW YORK - Christie's held the biggest art auction in history on Wednesday, selling $853 million worth of contemporary and post-war art, led by a pair of Andy Warhol works featuring multiple images of Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando. | Video