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"Girl With Balloon," one of the most recognized works of the England-based street artist known as Banksy, fetched a hefty $1.37 million (£1.04 million) at a Sotheby's auction in London on Friday.

But perhaps the real art installation didn't arrive until after the piece was sold.

Chris Castillo

Updated 5:50 p.m.  

One of the city's major art institutions has appointed a new director.

Riley Robinson has been named to the top position, but he’s hardly new to Artpace — his time there dates back nearly a quarter century.

 

 


Ethel Shipton

Angela and Mark Walley had only just opened up their independent film studio in 2010 when artist Chuck Ramirez died suddenly at the age of 48. The pair had met Ramirez in 2009, and were in the beginnings of a collaborative project with him. 

Jack Morgan / Texas Public Radio

From art exhibits to Hemingway to a play that's downright tornadic, there's plenty to do this weekend.


Siggi Ragnar / Contributed Photo

A Broadway classic, a photo exhibit and chamber music — there is plenty to do this weekend.

 


Hady Mawajdeh / KERA

This week on Fronteras:

  • San Antonio fifth-graders learn empathy and tolerance through lessons of the Holocaust (0:16).
  • Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar find refuge in North Texas (12:03).
  • From childhood abuse to illustrator of two New York Times best-sellers: a profile of artist Arturo Torres (16:30).


Jack Morgan / Texas Public Radio

For their last day in San Antonio, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the San Antonio Museum of Art.


In a few short decades, Frida Kahlo has gone from mainly known as the wife of of prominent Mexican painter Diego Rivera to becoming a pop culture icon. These days, she has far surpassed her husband's fame. Converse, Forever 21 and Zara have sold shoes and clothes with Frida's image.

Fifty years after his LOVE painting made Robert Indiana a sensation, the artist has died at the age of 89.

Indiana's two-row rendering of the word, with its tilted "O," became one of the most recognizable works of modern art in the world. The famous design emerged from deep influences in Indiana's life, from his early exposure to religion to his father's career.

San Antonio River Authority

Phase 1 of San Antonio's newest re-imagining of its waterways opens Saturday after three years of construction. 


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