ROME Nobel prize-winning Italian playwright, director and political activist Dario Fo, an acclaimed satirist who poked a finger in the eye of the church and state, has died aged 90, officials said on Thursday.
GHENT, Belgium Scientists and art historians in Belgium on Wednesday finished the first restoration stage of one of the most important pieces of early Renaissance art: the Van Eyck brothers' altarpiece in Ghent. | Video
PARIS The "Secret Wars" exhibition of guides to sabotage, hollow high-heeled shoes, fake moustaches and code-deciphering machines opened on Wednesday in Paris, offering a glimpse into the often fantasized world of secret agents and intelligence services.
HONG KONG Auctioneers showcased a selection of art belonging to the late British rock star David Bowie in Hong Kong on Wednesday, ahead of a $12.5-million London auction next month. | Video
BUCHAREST Romania's government said on Wednesday it would go ahead with the purchase of an acclaimed sculpture by modernist giant Constantin Brancusi despite the failure of a public subscription to raise its share of the price tag.
BRUSSELS An online petition to prevent the removal of an explicit mural in Brussels has gained thousands of signatures, highlighting a wave of graphic street art in the city known for its cartoon-inspired murals.
LONDON, Oct 5 - Pablo Picasso's family, friends and lovers are the subjects of a new exhibition of the artist's work at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
LONDON An "army" of 2-metre-high (6.5-foot) statues has been assembled in the courtyard of a former royal palace in London to welcome visitors to an African art fair.
LOS ANGELES Elvis Presley's purple sunglasses and a signed Beatles LP are among the musical memorabilia that will go under the hammer at a rock and roll auction in Los Angeles next month. | Video
A new exhibition in Paris spotlights racism and segregation through the works of African-American artists and comes amid tense race relations in the United States. | Video