Police say Picasso theft was part of luxury spree

A string of art heists at New York galleries and hotels went unsolved until an arrest in the theft of a Picasso drawing in San Francisco led authorities to a treasure trove inside a nondescript New Jersey apartment. Police believe Mark Lugo is responsible for at least eight thefts since June totaling more than $600,000 […]

That Which I Should Have Done, I Did not Do, 1998, Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly, who died this month at the age of 83, is better known for his painting than his sculptures. Indeed he is hardly known for his sculptures at all. Squiggly lines across the canvas, with words, extracts of poetry and the paint smeared on by finger, that is what he is known and admired for. […]

Maurice Bennett: Toast of the Town

Artists are often the toast of the town. But Maurice Bennett, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists, is known as the “toast man” of the town because he creates vast mosaics from thousands of slices of toast. An exhibition of his rugby player portraits, made out of toast, opens at the New Zealand Academy […]

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