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Novelist James Salter has died on June 19 at a gym near his New York state home, his publisher said. He was 90. James Salter...

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E.L. James has released her new novel, Grey, that re-tells the events of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of its antagonist, Christian...

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One of Edgar Degas' most famous works, Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans (Little Dancer Aged Fourteen), is to be sold at Sotheby’s auction in...

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The manuscript of E.L. James's upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey novel, Grey, has been stolen from publisher Random House ahead of its publication. Police has...

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German-born composer and big band leader James Last has died in Florida on June 9 at the age of 86. James Last's manager said he...

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Czech novelist and dissident Ludvik Vaculik, who wrote the Two Thousand Words manifesto during the 1968 Prague Spring, has died at the age of...

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The UK 1st edition of The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien fetched £137,000 ($206,000) at Sotheby’s in London. The 1937 book, a gift from JRR Tolkien...

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Chinese authorities have arrested 175 people in the country's biggest ever operation to recover stolen artifacts. China’s Ministry of Public Security said 1,168 cultural relics...

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Frida Kahlo's garden and studio have been recreated at the New York Botanical Garden. Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life is the first solo New York...

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Walking Horses by Josef Thorak - two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's chancellery - are among several pieces...

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Piet Mondrian’s 1929 oil painting Composition No III, with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black has sold for $50.6 million at a New York auction. The...

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1. Pablo Picasso, Women of Algiers - $160 million (2015)                         2. Francis Bacon, Three Studies of Lucian Freud - $142m (2013)               3. Alberto Giacometti, Pointing Man...

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Pablo Picasso's Les Femmes d’Alger (Women of Algiers) has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction after fetching $160 million at Christie's...

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A signed first edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude has been recovered after being stolen from a book fair in...

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A signed first edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude has been stolen in Colombia. The book was being exhibited in a...

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Legendary ballerina Maya Plisetskaya has died of a heart attack at the age of 89, Bolshoi Theatre director Vladimir Urin announces. The Russian ballet legend...

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It has been found by a UK based online travel agency that there are certain things that really annoy holiday makers, particularly during couples’...

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Nano Bible - a copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead - has gone on display at the Israel Museum in...

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Jasper Johns’ former assistant has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after admitting he stole artworks from the artist's studio. James Meyer, 53, confessed...

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A flawless white 100-carat diamond has fetched $22.1 million at Sotheby's auction house in New York. The emerald-cut diamond, originally mined by De Beers in...

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German Nobel literature prize winner Günter Grass has died at the age of 87, his publisher announces. The author of The Tin Drum has passed...

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Author George R.R. Martin has released a chapter of The Winds of Winter on his website. The new chapter is part of the sixth book...

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Lauren Bacall’s collection of art, jewellery, furniture and clothing has fetched $3.64 million at two-day Bonhams auction in New York. A hand-colored etching of an...

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The Dutch royal family has announced it will return a painting by Joris van der Haagen from its collection thought to have been looted...

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Nelson Mandela’s memoir, a sequel to his 1995 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, will be published in 2016. The book will be based on a...