visual arts

Global Politics

British Cartoonist Steve Bell Draws American Presidents

Cartoonist Steve Bell has been skewering British politicians since his career took off in the late 1970s. Because his obsession is politics, a good number of American presidents have come in for in his particular brand of satire. Steve Bell's leftist politics inform how he characterizes US presidents. George W. Bush was easy. Barack Obama: not so much.

Arts, Culture & Media

Shoot an Iraqi?

An Iraqi artist in Chicago made himself the human target for a live Internet shooting gallery. People around the globe took aim and fired real paintballs at him, 24 hours a day, for a month. Artist Wafaa Bilal tells Marco Werman why he did it.

Global Politics

China's lost art

China will send a team of experts around the world to catalog cultural relics it claims were looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace. The World's Alex Gallafent looks at an episode many Chinese regard as one of the most humiliating in their history.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz, we're looking for Nepal's largest city. The answer is Kathmandu. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with California art collector Michelle Page about local Nepali artists who specialize in painting portraits of dogs for American pet owners.

Conflict & Justice

Lehman Brothers' art

The global recession hit the art market especially hard. And now, the company that helped spark the financial crisis is selling off its art. The BBC's Lawrence Pollard reports from London.

Global Politics

Geo answer

On today's Geo Quiz we were searching for a towering bronze statue. It was unveiled this weekend to mark Senegal's 50 years of independence from France. Tidiane Sy reports for the BBC World Service's Network Africa.