Photo of the Day: Painful massage in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This colorful mural on a wall at a riverside park in Taipei appears to show a customer getting more than they bargained for from a deep tissue massage. The photo of the...

Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional birthplace...

Let there be light at Art Taipei in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Art Taipei 2019 features 141 gallery collections and gets underway at Taipei World Trade Center Hall One on Oct. 18, running until Oct. 21. The 26th edition of Art Taip...

Taiwan graffiti artist stars at California mural festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan graffiti artist DEBE is painting a mural featuring quintessential Taiwanese elements for the POW! WOW! Long Beach International Mural Festival, in California. Artists...

Detroit police arrest graffiti artist hired by city

DETROIT (AP) — A graffiti artist commissioned by the city of Detroit to paint a mural on a viaduct was arrested by police who believed he was committing vandalism. T...

Eastern philosophy, Western penmanship, modern artistry: exhibition by Taiwan graffiti artist Creepy Mouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eastern philosophy, Western penmanship and modern street sensibility collide at the new exhibition of Taiwanese graffiti artist Creepy Mouse (異鼠). The self-described &l...

Review: 'Velvet Buzzsaw' a gloriously gory art-world satire

The art installation, so often a playground in the contemporary art museum, is in Dan Gilroy's gloriously gory satire "Velvet Buzzsaw" a terror chamber. Interactivity is involuntary. ...

Taiwanese graffiti artist Candy Bird opens exhibition featuring homicide cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese graffiti artist Candy Bird has launched his latest solo exhibition titled "20,000 Ways to Die in Yau Ma Tei" (油麻地的兩萬種死法), featuring 10 murder cases in Hong ...

Taiwanese graffiti artist arrested for vandalism in Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young Taiwanese man was arrested in Vietnam for vandalizing property when police caught him in the act of spray painting a house in a neighborhood of Ho Chi Minh City on...

Banksy to Russia: That's not my exhibition

Reclusive British street artist Banksy said on Wednesday he had "nothing to do" with a popular exhibition in Moscow that was showing his works. Banksy called out the Moscow gallery that has...

Photo of the Day: Chilean artist CEKIS brightens up drab building in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Photos of a vividly colored mural spray-painted on a building by Chilean artist Nelson "CEKIS" Rivas, in Taiwan's southern city of Kaohsiung were posted on the Ar...

2018 Red Bull world DJ championship is on in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- 2018 Red Bull 3Style World DJ championship has kicked off and will run from June 25-29 in Taipei. On June 29, the final shortlist for the upcoming world tour will be announ...

The Latest: Banksy apparently talking migration in Paris

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The provocative street artist Banksy is believed to have taken his mess...

Collector sues to block daughter from selling Basquiat work

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent art collector has filed a lawsuit against the auction house Sotheby's to block his daughter from selling a masterpiece by Jean-Michel Basquiat that's worth an estimated $30...

Vandal tags mural created by British graffiti artist Banksy

NEW YORK (AP) — British graffiti artist Banksy is drawing crowds to his New York City mural but for an unfortunate reason. It seems somebody has added a signature tag to his artful p...