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Churchill painting sells for record $2.8 million

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, a member of Sotheby's staff prepares to adjust a painting by Winston Churchill called 'The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell' at the auction house in London, England. It is one lot from a sale of possessions of the late Mary Soames, the last of Winston Churchill’s children, due to take place on Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    LONDON — A painting by Winston Churchill of the fishpond at his rural home has sold for just under 1.8 million pounds ($2.8 million), almost double the previous record for his work.   “The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell” surpassed the 1 million pounds paid at auction in 2007 for another painting by Britain’s […]

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Missing masterpiece found in ‘Stuart Little’ fetches $286k


An avant-garde painting lost for nine decades until a Hungarian researcher spotted it being used as a prop in the Hollywood film “Stuart Little” was sold for over 200,000 euros Saturday at an auction in Budapest.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Differently special’ artists tapped for calendar with a cause

NINA Bantoto, who was diagnosed with autism at a young age, is one of the artists whose artworks are featured in the calendar. KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Nina Bantoto let out a giggle as she looked at her drawings of Baymax and Hiro from the animated film “Big Hero 6” on her sketch pad. As the 18-year-old who was diagnosed with autism at age three flipped the pages at a fast clip, it appeared as if the two were mimicking Korean pop star Psy’s “Gangnam Style” dance moves.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Art side by side with fashion: It’s in the details

COCO Alcuaz, sisters Sheree Gotuaco and Katty Qua, Christian Aguilar, Cid Reyes, Eileen Chua and Eddie Chua

Before the fashion label Freeway began its series, not a lot of people knew about the national artists and their works.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Mindanao Muslims seek gov’t help to preserve 634-year-old mosque in Tawi-Tawi

Tubig Indangan, Simunul Tawi-Tawi

Through the help of residents here, the Sheikh Karimul Makhdum mosque, the oldest historical and religious landmark in the country, was able to survive the elements for more than 600 years.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »