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Lifestyle 14 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Divine works

The London exhibition I>Heaven on Earth: Art from Islamic Lands/Ishowcases the exquisite artistry inherent in Islam, writes KEE HUA CHEE.

Lifestyle 19 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Listening to stones

Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe has become a sought-after art form the world over. MARTIN VENGADESAN meets a sculptor to learn more about the man and the art.

Lifestyle 26 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

The only foreigner in town

Today in Yemen, people will be out partying in the streets #8211; celebrating a death. This custom, which began with the passing of a despot in 1962, is only the beginning of the strangeness that is Yemen, discovers K.P. LEE.

Lifestyle 30 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Multi-faceted expressions at WWF art exhibition

MICHELE LIAN finds out that the WWF Art for Nature exhibition is not all about nature.

Lifestyle 04 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Pieces of a dream

Luxury auction house Christie's is known for its ultra-extravagant and rare works of art that only the super rich can afford. Wishful thinker THAM AI MEI gets an eyeful looking at the pictures of precious jewellery and rare timepieces that will soon fall under the hammer during Christie's autumn auction in Hong Kong.

Lifestyle 13 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Esterhazy heritage on show

Gifts of gold cups from Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, cupids, presentation plates, jewellery and spectacular objects for ostentatious display will be on show at the I>Princely Treasures from the Esterhazy Collection/I>. The Esterhazys were the richest and most powerful family in Hungary, dominating Hungarian political and social ife from 17th to 20th centuries, writesKEE HUA CHEE.

Lifestyle 26 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Old treasures in small measures

The more esoteric collectors of old favoured miniature items. These palm-size objects were designed to be admired from close quarters. Reigning among such portable treasures are gold boxes and items imbedded with mosaics, writes KEE HUA CHEE.

Lifestyle 04 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sequins & silk from Singapore's Mumbai Sé

In case you've exhausted all the stores in Malaysia shopping for the Festival of Lights, KEE HUA CHEE takes you down south to check out an upmarket boutique.

Lifestyle 04 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hidden artistic talent of autistic children

They may have learning difficulties but they are making waves in the local art scene with their exceptional talent, writes PANG HIN YUE.

AseanPlus News 04 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Art auction fetches RM240mil

A Christie's auction of Asian art in Hong Kong has fetched a world record US$62.9mil (RM240mil), a news report said Wednesday.