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Degas, Picasso Sculptures Bring Record Prices in New York

Degas, Picasso Sculptures Bring Record Prices in New York

A sculpture by Edgar Degas sold Thursday for $41.6 million at Christie's in New York, the highest price paid at auction for a work by the French artist, while a bronze by Pablo Picasso also broke a record. The Degas sculpture -- "Petite danseuse de quatorze ans" -- is a delicate bronze with a bro

Saudi Film Festival to Screen 69 Films this Year, New Awards are on Offer

Saudi Film Festival to Screen 69 Films this Year, New Awards are on Offer

The Saudi Film Festival announced that 106 movies of the 117 registered by late March have been accepted and that 69 movies were nominated to take part in the Festival’s eighth edition launching on the second of June.

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Returns in New Edition

The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has returned in its 13th edition at the Expo Centre Sharjah from May 11 to 22, under the theme ‘Create Creativity’. Organized by the Sharjah Book Authority, the festival offers children and youth many opportunities, such as updating their home library with

Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ Auction Nabs $195M; Highest for US Artist

Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ Auction Nabs $195M; Highest for US Artist

Andy Warhol's "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" sold for a cool $195 million on Monday, making the iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe the most expensive artwork by a US artist ever sold at auction. The 1964 silkscreen image shows Monroe in vibrant close-up - hair yellow, eyeshadow blue and lips red - on a

Canadian Offices Going to the Dogs as Work-from-home Ending

Canadian Offices Going to the Dogs as Work-from-home Ending

Daisy moseys over to greet visitors, her tail wagging. She's listed as chief morale officer on Tungsten Collaborative's website, and is among the many pets joining their owners returning to Canadian offices after working from home through the pandemic. The 12-year-old Lab sniffs for treats.

Global Plastic Watch: Satellite Eyes Pinpoint Waste From Space to Reduce Ocean Pollution

Global Plastic Watch: Satellite Eyes Pinpoint Waste From Space to Reduce Ocean Pollution

A cutting-edge new tool developed by Minderoo Foundation has identified thousands of waste sites across 25 countries for the first time using advanced satellite data technology and machine learning to measure piles of plastic waste from space. Global Plastic Watch ( globalplasticwatch.org ) is a

'Like Family': Japan's Virtual YouTubers Make Millions from Fans

'Like Family': Japan's Virtual YouTubers Make Millions from Fans

Mayu Iizuka sheds her soft-spoken personality and starts cackling, screaming and waving wildly in a makeshift studio in Tokyo as her avatar appears on a livestream before hundreds of fans. Virtual YouTubers like Iizuka, who voices and animates a character called Yume Kotobuki, have transformed a

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