Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Head of Bear’ drawing seen fetching up to $16m By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 10th May, 2021, 15:35

It will lead Christie’s “Exceptional Sale” on July 8 in London with a price estimate of 8 million to 12 million pounds($11.14 million – $16.71 million)

Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Head of Bear’ drawing seen fetching up to $16m

Tagore’s 160th birth anniversary observed virtually Tagore’s 160th birth anniversary observed virtually

In the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 160th birth anniversary of Biswakabi Rabindranath Tagore


Biswakabi Rabindranath’s 160th birth anniversary today Biswakabi Rabindranath’s 160th birth anniversary today

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages, paying rich tributes to the poet


2,000-year-old marble head of Rome's first emperor discovered 2,000-year-old marble head of Rome's first emperor discovered

The head is currently being studied and both D'Apollonio and Colombo would like to see it stay in the town's Santa Maria delle Monache museum, where they believe it would attract more tourists


Kim Kardashian West denies purchasing 'looted' ancient Roman statue Kim Kardashian West linked to 'looted' ancient Roman statue

But a spokesperson for Kardashian West says she "never purchases this piece" and that "this is the first that she has learned of its existence"


Aerial photos reveal hidden beauty of airports Aerial photos reveal hidden beauty of airports

Warehouses, parking lots, containers and terminal buildings all play a role in the surreal images, creating a sense of scale and, often, exhibiting patterns of their own


Covid: Japan town builds giant squid statue with relief money Covid: Japan town builds giant squid statue with relief money

The 13m-long (43ft) sea creature lies in the port of Noto, where flying squid is the town's delicacy


Frieze New York is the first art fair to return to the city Frieze New York is the first art fair to return to the city

From late March last year, restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of every New York art fair


Dutch couple moves into one of the world's first 3D-printed houses Dutch couple moves into one of the world's first 3D-printed houses

The single-story home has more than 1,000 square feet of floor area, with a spacious living room and two bedrooms


Germany to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria Germany to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

The bronzes were subsequently distributed across the world and hundreds are currently held in German museums


Poet Shankha Ghosh's wife Pratima Ghosh dies of covid-19 Poet Shankha Ghosh's wife Pratima Ghosh dies of covid-19

Pratima Ghosh dies from covid-19, exactly eight days after the poet succumed to the infection

 


Obscure Artists of Bangladesh launches Obscure Artists of Bangladesh launches "Thoughts Behind My Painting" online event in May

Social media-based artists group Obscure Artists of Bangladesh is launching an exclusive virtual 


Facing $11B tax bill, Samsung heirs donate massive art trove Facing $11B tax bill, Samsung heirs donate massive art trove

The family plans to divide the payment in six installments over five years, while making the first payment this month


Abdullah Suvro’s ‘Neel Foring’ Abdullah Suvro’s ‘Neel Foring’

Cold wave sweeps over the country as it  is Bengali month Poush, writes Firoz Al Mamun


Bangla Academy DG Habibullah Siraji on life support Bangla Academy DG Habibullah Siraji on life support

The Ekushey Padak-winning poet was now undergoing treatment at Bangladesh Specialised Hospital


Archaeologists uncover 1,600-year-old mosaic in Israel Archaeologists uncover 1,600-year-old mosaic in Israel

The pavement is multicolored and covered in geometric motifs set in a black rectangular frame


Imtiaj Rasel in the running for Sovereign Asian Art Prize Imtiaj Rasel in the running for Sovereign Asian Art Prize

He is also he recipient of the ICCR scholarship


Dr Rashid  Askari stresses comprehensive online book fair amid pandemic Dr Askari for comprehensive online book fair amid pandemic

He makes various recommendations addressing a dialogue titled “Book Fair in the Time of Pandemic” organised by Virtual Book Fair UK


Litterateur Buddhadeb Guha hospitalised with Covid-19 Litterateur Buddhadeb Guha hospitalised with Covid-19

Earlier, the 86-year-old writer self-isolated himself in a hotel in Delhi after testing Covid positive on Thursday


Police hunting 'Big Bird Bandits' who allegedly stole 'Sesame Street' costume make arrests 'Big Bird Bandits' who allegedly stole 'Sesame Street' costume make arrests

Police searching for the "Big Bird Bandits" who allegedly stole a "Sesame Street" costume from an Australian circus 


Bangladesh Embassy in Manila hands Bangabandhu artwork to Jose Rizal Museum Bangladesh Embassy in Manila hands Bangabandhu artwork to Jose Rizal Museum

The museum is dedicated to the Filipino National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal at his ancestral house in the district of Calamba


Poet Shankha Ghosh dies of Covid-19 Poet Shankha Ghosh dies of Covid-19

Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh from West Bengal, India died on Wednesday


Off-duty police discover stolen Roman statue in Belgian antiques shop Off-duty police discover stolen Roman statue in Belgian antiques shop

The statue, worth around 100,000 euros ($119,668), was confiscated and returned to Italy in February


Sony World Photography Award unveils the year's best photographers Sony World Photography Award unveils the year's best photographers

Easton hopes that his own photographic contribution will lead to a deeper understanding of the times we are living in


Condolences pour in for Prof Shamsuzzaman Khan Condolences pour in for Prof Shamsuzzaman Khan

Immediately after his demise, people from all walks of life as well as different political parties and leaders expressed their shock and sent condolences


Bangla Academy chairman Shamsuzzaman Khan dies Bangla Academy chairman Shamsuzzaman Khan dies

He breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital on Wednesday 


Pandemic dampens Pahela Boishakh celebrations in Bangladesh Pandemic dampens Pahela Boishakh celebrations

Pahela Boishakh celebrations have become an integral part of the Bangalis since it began more than six centuries ago


Pahela Baishakh on Wednesday Pahela Baishakh on Wednesday

Pahela Baishakh is one of the most colourful and biggest festivals through which the Bangalees bid farewell to the old year and welcome the New Year


Bangla Academy chairman Prof Shamsuzzaman on life support Bangla Academy chairman Prof Shamsuzzaman on life support

He was hospitalised with coronavirus infection

 


Ekushey Book Fair ends today Ekushey Book Fair ends today

The book fair that started on March 18 amid the resurgence of Covid-19 and was scheduled to end on April 14


World's biggest Jesus statue measuring 141ft high being constructed World's biggest Jesus statue measuring 141ft high being constructed

The structure of a giant new statue of Jesus Christ has been completed in southern Brazil 


Ancient cave artists starved themselves of oxygen while painting Ancient cave artists starved themselves of oxygen while painting

Cave paintings depict animals such as mammoths, bison and ibex, and experts have long debated their purpose


Poet Amanda Gorman featured on the cover of Vogue Poet Amanda Gorman featured on the cover of Vogue

Poet Amanda Gorman has another accolade to her name: She's the first poet to be featured on a cover for Vogue


Inside Turkey's incredible underground city Inside Turkey's incredible underground city

It's a landscape that looks almost alien. Soft tufa rock -- spewed from volcanoes millennia ago


Bangladesh Film Artistes Welfare Trust Act, 2021 places in JS Bangladesh Film Artistes Welfare Trust Act, 2021 places in JS

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud placed the bill in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair


Ekushey Book Fair to remain open from 12 to 5pm amid lockdown Ekushey Book Fair to remain open from 12 to 5pm amid lockdown

It also instructed the authorities concerned to maintain the health guidelines strictly


Graffiti art defaced by spectators at South Korea gallery Graffiti art defaced by spectators at South Korea gallery

The untitled piece is estimated to be worth about $500,000 (£360,000)


Ancient mummies to parade through streets of Cairo Ancient mummies to parade through streets of Cairo

What sounds like the plot of a movie is in fact part of a lavish celebration of Egypt's history and a project to relocate


Mahbub Morshed's 'Sondeho' now available at book fair Mahbub Morshed's 'Sondeho' now available at book fair

Fiction writer and journalist Mahbub Morshed's third story book 'Sondeho' is now available at the book fair


Glastonbury Festival and Canterbury Cathedral get slice of £400m culture fund Glastonbury Festival gets £900,000 arts fund boost

West End chain Nimax Theatres and Glastonbury will receive £900,000 each

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