Pierre Soulages’s Painting “Peinture” to be Auctioned at Sotheby’s

“Peinture,” a masterful piece by Pierre Soulages, will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s auction, “Art Contemporain – Evening Sale,” which will be held on June 5, 2019, in Paris. The painting is estimated to sell for 1,800,000 EUR – 2,500,000 EUR, and will be available in lot 5 at the auction.Pierre Soulages once said, […]

An 18th-Century Figure of the Bodhidharma to Feature at Van Ham’s Upcoming Auction

An exceptional figure of the Bodhidharma from 18th-century will go under the hammer at Van Ham’s auction, “Asian Art,” which will be held on June 12, 2019. The sculpture is estimated to fetch around 80,000 to 100,000 € and will feature in lot 2046 at the auction.This Bodhidharma figure probably belonged to the Qianlong Emperor […]

Huang Junyi’s “Layer Stacking” Gets Top Lot at Ravenel’s Upcoming Auction

Huang Junyi’s painting “Layer Stacking,” will feature at Ravenel’s upcoming auction, “Han Modanqing – Chinese Painting and Calligraphy,” scheduled for June 1, 2019. The artwork is estimated to fetch around USD 22,800-39,100 and will be available in lot 633 at the auction. Huang Junyi (China 1898-1991), revered as a master of Modern art and ink painting, […]

Mahadev Visvanath Dhurandhar’s Paintings to be Auctioned at Saffronart

Indian artist, Mahadev Visvanath Dhurandhar’s two “Untitled” paintings will be offered for sale at Saffronart’s Summer Online Auction that will be held on June 12-13, 2019. The pre-auction estimate of these two paintings is estimated to be $17,395-26,090, and they will be available in lot 4 at the auction.Both paintings are painted with oil on […]

Samuel John Peploe R.S.A.’s Painting “A Street in Paris” to go Under the Hammer at Lyon & Turnbull

The Scottish artist Samuel John Peploe R.S.A.’s painting “A Street in Paris,” will be up for sale at Lyon & Turnbull’s upcoming auction, “Scottish Paintings & Sculpture,” slated for June 6, 2019, in Edinburgh. The painting is estimated to fetch between £40,000 – £ 60,000 and will feature in lot 110 at the auction.“A Street […]

Letha Wilson’s “Cross Country” at GRIMM, Amsterdam

GRIMM gallery in Amsterdam is showing Letha Wilson’s “Cross Country,” on view through July 13, 2019. The show comprises a new body of free-standing sculptures.Through her works, which is a bridge between photography and sculpture, Wilson questions how aphotograph can be physically engaged. Through merging industrial materials like concrete, zinc, aluminum, or steel, the artist […]

Anti-triad officers arrest 13 Hong Kong gang members for attacking mainland investors protesting against alleged gold scam

Anti-triad officers on Tuesday arrested 13 gang members for assaulting two mainland Chinese investors who arrived in Hong Kong to protest against a local company that allegedly cheated the victims and others out of 14 million yuan (US$2 million) in a gold scam.The victims were identified by police as men between the ages of 27 […]

Measles latest: Bulgari sales assistant in Harbour City shopping mall, Tsim Sha Tsui, is newest victim of disease in Hong Kong

A sales assistant in Hong Kong who works at a shop next to the Gucci outlet hit earlier by a measles outbreak has emerged as the latest victim of the disease.The latest case pushed the total number of measles cases in the city to 75 so far this year, up from 15 last year and […]

Hong Kong extradition bill: government looks at allowing prison terms to be served in city

Hong Kong’s security chief says the government will look into the possibility of allowing local criminal suspects transferred to mainland China for trial to serve their sentences in the city, among other concessions to make the controversial extradition bill more palatable.In a television interview on Tuesday, Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu also reflected a […]

Mainland Chinese woman jailed for five years in Hong Kong for her part in a US$137.8 million money-laundering scheme

A mainland Chinese woman was jailed for five years in Hong Kong on Tuesday over a HK$1 billion money-laundering scheme uncovered when police investigated an international phone scam.Liu Sujun, 34, allowed US$136.8 million (HK$1.06 billion) to be transferred in and out of a bank account her brother asked her to open for a company under […]

Transcript: Thomas Lin

The transcript from this week’s MIB: Thomas Lin of Quanta, is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on Apple iTunes, Bloomberg, Overcast, and Stitcher. All of our earlier podcasts on your favorite host sites can be found here. ~~~   VOICE-OVER:This is Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz on Bloomberg Radio. RITHOLTZ: I have an extra… […]

End fossil fuels subsidies, and stop using taxpayers’ money to destroy the world: Guterres

“We need to tax pollution, not people”, and “end subsidies for fossil fuels,” Secretary-General António Guterres told the World Summit of the R20 Coalition on Tuesday, a UN-backed environmental organization, founded by former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. source https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1039241

EPP is ready to compromise, while Barnier’s candidacy is rejected by the Greens

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Shortly before a Brussels meeting of Europe’s leaders, the top candidate of the centre-right, Manfred Weber, appears ready for a compromise. As the lead candidate for the European People’s Party (EPP), Weber said on Tuesday at a press […]

Sturgeon reiterates calls for referendums on EU membership and Scottish independence

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; In the wake of the European elections, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has reiterated calls for both a Scottish independence referendum and a second referendum on Britain’s membership in the EU. Sturgeon issued her latest demands during a meeting with […]

Being overweight as a teen may be associated with higher risk of heart muscle disease in adulthood

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J The risk of developing cardiomyopathy, which often leads to heart failure, increased in adult Swedish men who were even mildly overweight around age 18. The risk steadily increased as weight increased, even among those who started out at a normal weight. Vía Latest Science News — ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/30StuVp

Anime film Children of the Sea’s trailer is heartbreakingly beautiful, looks like nothing else

Studio Ghibli composer and an extremely eclectic director team up for what looks like an unprecedented anime experience. The most anticipated anime movie of the summer is, indisputably, Weathering with You/Tenki no Ko. It is, after all, the first piece of animation Makoto Shinkai has directed since Your Name, and audiences are dying to see […]

Donald Trump ate this double cheeseburger in Japan, so we do too

We try the Tokyo cheeseburger deemed worthy of being served to a burger-loving president. Donald Trump is currently in Japan at the moment, and in amongst trade talks, the U.S. President has met with the newly enthroned emperor, played golf with Prime Minister Abe, and presented the winner of the May Grand Sumo Tournament with a […]

Listen to Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ recreated with weird noises she made on ‘Hot Ones’

The KNOH YouTube account — known for remixing some of our favorite songs by replacing the instruments with unexpected sound effects — is back at it again. If you enjoyed the time KNOH remixed Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” using horse sounds, you’ll want to check out the remake of Billie Eilish’s hit song […]

Seoul fears US-China trade war distracting Beijing from North Korea denuclearisation: Moon adviser

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s special adviser on Tuesday raised concerns that the protracted trade dispute between the United States and China was hobbling Beijing’s involvement in addressing the North Korea nuclear issue.“I personally believe the Chinese leadership could take a more active role in facilitating the resolution of the North Korea issue,” Moon Chung-in […]

Man behind viral Chinese hit Trade War turns up the volume by singing the praises of Huawei and tech firm’s boss

The Chinese lyricist behind the viral hit Trade War has written two more songs praising Huawei and its “ironman” founder Ren Zhengfei.Zhao Liangtian’s anti-US song – set to an old anti-Japanese tune – captured the rising tide of nationalist sentiment and became a viral hit online with lyrics urging Chinese people not to be afraid […]