France unveils statue to Asterix creator

A statue of French comic book legend Rene Goscinny, the creator of Asterix and the cowboy Lucky Luke, was unveiled in Paris on Thursday. The life-sized bronze of the writer close to his former home features him holding some of his most famous creations, including Asterix, the plucky Gaul who refuse

Bonhams Mideastern art in London

LONDON - Bonhams first dedicated sale of Middle Eastern and South Asian Art to be held outside of Dubai features works of art by artists from Iran, numerous other Arab countries, India, and Pakistan. The sale will take place at Bonhams main saleroom in New Bond Street, London on 3rd June. With thi

Modern Middle Eastern art show opening in London

LONDON - Works by 21 artists from the Middle East goes on show Friday at London's Saatchi Gallery, with Iranians strongly represented. "Unveiled: New Art From The Middle East" runs to May 6 at the leading modern art gallery and also features work by Palestinian, Lebanese and Iraq artists

Gaza artist exhibits on war-scorched walls

GAZA CITY - Ghoulish blue figures reach skyward towards an elusive red spiral in an abstract rendering of Gaza life hung in the ruins of a cultural centre bombed and torched during the Israeli offensive. The paintings hang in the scorched depths of the Red Crescent cultural centre in Gaza City, whi

London exhibition shows Iraqi artists persevering

LONDON - Iraq's artists give proof of their resilience despite the ongoing conflict in an exhibition that opened in London this week. "Riding on Fire: Iraqi Art Under Occupation" at the Artiquea Gallery in south-west London is showing 42 works produced by 21 Iraqi artists since the 2003

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