Artist

  • Beijing artist, tired of his city's choking pollution, puts up glass jar of clean air from south of France for sale 10-04-2014 11:58 AM

    Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors...
  • Chetnaa Verma wins Glenfiddich 'Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award' 07-04-2014 07:50 PM

    In an exclusive grand-finale held at Gallery Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, Glenfiddich and Bestcollegeart.com announced Chetnaa Verma as the winner of the third edition of "Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award". In a proud moment for the country, Chetnaa Verma emerges as the winner despite a tough competition...
  • 22 absolutely stunning sand sculptures of Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik everyone should see 01-03-2014 03:21 PM

    If you have ever been to Puri in coastal Odisha, you would have come across curious bystanders milling around massive sculptures built right on the shore, exposed to the whims of the sea and the weather. You may have noticed a man pottering about the sculpture, providing finishing touches and...
  • 'Jihad Jane' gets 10 years in prison in plot to kill artist 07-01-2014 12:22 AM

    Philadelphia: A troubled Pennsylvania woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" online and plotted to kill a Swedish artist was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison after telling a judge she had been consumed by thoughts of a Muslim holy war. Colleen LaRose, 50, faced a potential life term. But...
  • Bruno Mars, Rihanna top list of most-pirated artists in 2013 02-01-2014 05:26 PM

    Los Angeles: American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars and R&B star Rihanna are the most pirated music artistes of 2013. According to the figures released by data analysis firm Musicmetric, Mars finished the year with nearly 5.8 million downloads to Rihanna's 5.4 million, reported Rolling Stone. Daft Punk was a distant third...
  • Christie's make a sizzling debut in India, Rs 23.7 crore for painting 21-12-2013 01:10 PM

    International auction house Christie's made a sizzling debut in the country by putting under the hammer 79 art works at over Rs 102 crore, including Rs 23.7 crore for a Vasudeo Gaitonde painting, a record price for a work of an Indian artist. "I believe that the success of tonight's...
  • Delhi: PM holds public darbar at his residence 07-12-2013 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: After a long time, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday held a public darbar at his residence, meeting people from various sections of the society and listening to their grievances and complaints. Singh met 31 groups representing minorities, NGOs, artists, sportspersons and others for about an hour, PMO...
  • Children's Day Quiz: Can you identify these child artists? 14-11-2013 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: On the eve of Children's Day, we have come up with a quiz for our readers. We are posting two photos here which feature two well known Indian film actors. You have to identify them and post their names in the comments section. We are also giving you...
  • Aditi Babel transforming books into beautiful sculptures 12-11-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: It is truly said that books are man's best friends. For many it's a source of knowledge but for some it's an object of art. Creating artist books since January 2010, 30-year-old Aditi Babel from Udaipur is spreading awareness about this new form of art. Drawing inspiration from...
  • Special screening of 'Naiyaandi' for Nazriya 10-10-2013 01:13 PM

    Chennai: Southern actress Nazriya, who accused director A Sarkunam of using a body double to shoot intimate scenes in Tamil romantic-comedy 'Naiyaandi', will watch it at a private screening Wednesday with her father and advocate to decide her next course of action. On Tuesday, Nazriya filed a police complaint against...
  • British artist Graham Ovenden jailed for child sex offences 10-10-2013 01:12 PM

    London: British artist Graham Ovenden was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Wednesday for sexually abusing children after appeals judges ruled a 12-month suspended jail term was too lenient. The 70-year-old, whose major works featuring young girls have been exhibited around the world, was convicted in April of six...
  • Two stage artists arrested for snatching mobile phones and purses of women 28-08-2013 06:16 AM

    Two stage artistes were arrested for snatching mobile phones and purses of women in Delhi, police said on Tuesday. Sumit Gappa and Vasudev Dass, both in their 20s, were caught from the Ber Sarai area of south Delhi on Monday evening. "Two mobile phones they had snatched in the Govindpuri...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices 24-08-2013 02:45 PM

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • Veteran artists of Kolkata sale artworks to raise fund for Uttarakhand floods 23-08-2013 05:08 PM

    By donating the proceeds from the sale of their artworks, a group of 67 acclaimed artists have come together to raise funds for the rehabilitation of Uttarakhand flash flood victims and their families. 'Sahanubhuti', the ongoing exhibition at Emami Chisel Art, has veterans like Jogen Chowdhury, Suvaprasanna, Shipra Bhattacharya, Sanatan...
  • Artist Kanhai Chitrakar passes away, LK Advani pays tribute 17-08-2013 09:05 AM

    Rich tributes were on Friday paid to late Padma Shri awardee Kanhai Chitrakar by art lovers across various fields including senior BJP leader L K Advani who described the painter as a "committed artist". Chitrakar, who pioneered in reviving the artistic form known as Kanhai gold painting using pure gold...
  • Art gallery exhibiting Pakistani artists' paintings vandalised 17-08-2013 02:33 AM

    An art gallery exhibiting works by Pakistani artists was vandalised on Friday by alleged VHP activists, who tore all the paintings and ransacked furniture. Around 20 people were involved in the vandalism at Amdavad-ni-Gufa, witnesses said. "How can paintings of Pakistani artists be allowed to be on display in Ahmedabad...
  • Globally recognised sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik ignored in his state 20-07-2013 09:29 AM

    Puri: Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik, who has been recognised globally for his skills, has been ignored in his own state Odisha. The state government, despite many pleas, has ignored Sudarshan's request for building a sand art museum in Puri. Sudarshan has been struggling to get recognition from his own government....
  • Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik returns land given by Odisha 26-05-2013 04:33 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Saturday said he has returned a piece of land the state government had allotted him in Odisha as he was not allowed to construct on it. Pattnaik said the state government had given him about half an acre of land at the...
  • Delhi: Harassed by in-laws, man commits suicide 22-05-2013 06:00 AM

    New Delhi: A 27-year-old man committed suicide in Delhi on Tuesday, depressed over being beaten by his in-laws and his wife's refusal to return home from her parents' house. Lokesh, a makeup artist got married in 2012 to Sheetal, who works in a tour and travel company. However, differences started...
  • Copenhagen: Sudarsan Pattnaik wins 'The Danish Grand Prize' 21-05-2013 09:46 AM

    London: Internationally acclaimed Indian Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the grand prize at the prestigious Copenhagen International Sand sculpture festival in Denmark for his sculpture on environment. Pattnaik, who is from Orissa, won the prize for his sand sculpture 'Go Green, Save Earth'. He created the 15 feet-high sculpture...
  • After recent deaths, health is new priority in rap 08-05-2013 11:08 AM

    Los Angeles: Hip-hop may need a checkup. The culture that in the 1990s lost its brightest stars to gun violence has in recent years seen a series of notable rappers die of drug- and health-related causes. Since 2011, hip-pop pioneer Heavy D, singer and rap chorus specialist Nate Dogg and...
  • Artists protest against rapes, oppose death penalty 29-04-2013 05:11 AM

    New Delhi: The national capital on Sunday witnessed a rare event as artists and civil society members came together to protest against rising insidents of rapes and to register opposition to death penalty through poetry, discussion and songs. Those present at the event 'Violence no more' included personalities like Shabana...
  • Telugu TV artistes demand ban on dubbed serials in AP 17-04-2013 12:59 PM

    Hyderabad: Telugu TV artists and technicians in Andhra Pradesh are demanding that regional entertainment channels should stop airing dubbed serials as they are deprived of work. The artists and technicians have held protests like fasts in support of their cause and the issue took a serious turn when some of...