Cosmetics billionaire Leonard Lauder has given the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art an astonishing, collection of Cubist art that he assembled over four decades, the museum announced. The enormous gift, estimated to be worth US$1 billion, includes 78 works by Picasso, Braque, Gris, and Leger, and "will transform the museum," the gallery said.Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 4:34am
Police investigating a multimillion euro art heist say they are following up several tips from the public, a day after thieves grabbed seven paintings from the walls of a Rotterdam gallery and vanished into the night.17 Oct 2012 - 8:50pm
Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum yesterday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse, potentially worth hundreds of millions of euros.
Police haven't said how they pulled it off, but an expert who tracks stolen art said the robbers knew what they were after.17 Oct 2012 - 5:46am
Several paintings have been stolen from a museum in the Dutch city of Rotterdam that was exhibiting works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Vincent van Gogh.
State news agency NOS said a Matisse painting called “The Reading Girl” was taken during the heist, which according to the police took place late on Monday, or in the early hours of Tuesday morning.16 Oct 2012 - 6:04pm
Britain has placed a temporary export ban on Pablo Picasso's painting Child With a Dove (above), which had been on loan to a public gallery since 1974 before its aristocratic owners decided to put it up for sale.19 Aug 2012 - 11:39am
Paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists such as Joan Miro (including Femme 1968, left), Pablo Picasso and Chu Teh-chun. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, de Sarthe Gallery, 8/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House St, Central. Inquiries: 2167 8896. Ends Sept 815 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm
Nine NeoDemocrats to run in New Territories
Nine members of the NeoDemocrats, set up by a group of disillusioned young Democratic Party radicals, will team up to run in the New Territories East constituency in the Legislative Council election in September. Gary Fan Kwok-wai, a spokesman for the NeoDemocrats, will head their slate of candidates.8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Fifty-five works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) on loan from Paris' Musee National Picasso (including Dormeuse aux persiennes (Sleeping Woman with Shutters) ). A Le French May programme. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 222 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Fifty-five works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) on loan from Paris' Musee National Picasso (including La lecture de la Lettre). A Le French May programme. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 2214 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
My four year-old daughter refers to Pablo Picasso as 'Pigasso'. It's not a problem with her enunciation because even I say Pigasso when I'm speaking to her. That's because her first exposure to the great artist came from a children's storybook, When Pigasso Met Mootisse, by Nina Laden. Laden illustrates the characters and their environment in the styles of Picasso and Matisse.10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
The opening night of Art HK 12 witnessed an incredible turnout. It was hard to tell whether people came to appreciate or to acquire, but it's perhaps telling that an official T-shirt bore the statement 'Money creates taste'.3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Pablo Picasso once said: 'It isn't up to the painter to define the symbols. Otherwise, it would be better if he wrote them out in so many words.'
True. Yet someone new to his work may be overwhelmed by the famous Spanish artist's many hidden symbols, surreal characters and distorted shapes.29 May 2012 - 12:00am
'All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up'
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Artist / Superstar29 May 2012 - 12:00am
Visitors hoping for a colourful souvenir of Hong Kong's biggest exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso are walking away with nothing more than a photocopied leaflet.
While a colourful brochure is normally a must at art exhibitions, organisers of the Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris exhibition at the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin have not finished producing it.23 May 2012 - 12:00am
Pablo Picasso holds a Siamese cat and in another photo seems unfazed by having his son's finger in his mouth as he watches a bullfight - two images from the Spanish artist's private collection.19 May 2012 - 12:00am