Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The magnificent portrait “Arab” by celebrated South African artist Irma Stern sold for R17 million rand (US$2 million) at an auction in Johannesburg on Monday night. It was the second highest price ever paid for a painting sold at an auction in South Africa. [...]
©- - 12 june 2012 - 09:05:42 - thread Culture (229 words)

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – A week-long exhibition by young Rwandan painters and other craftsmen has opened in Kigali to mobilize actors from the sector to work with professionalism and promote the export of their products, local sources told PANA on Tuesday. Organizers said the exhibition would show the public Rwandan painting. The [...]
©- - 21 june 2011 - 20:53:36 - thread Culture (124 words)

Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- At least nine paintings have been stolen from a 19th centu ry palace and museum, formerly the residency of the ruler and founder of modern Egypt, Mohamed Ali Pasha. According to Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni, the oil paintings were removed fr om their frames [...]
©- - 11 march 2009 - 12:42:00 - thread Culture (152 words)