Sotheby’s Accused of Deceit in Sale of Khmer Statue

Federal prosecutors trying to seize a multimillion-dollar 10th-century Cambodian statue from Sotheby’s have accused the auctioneers of colluding with the item’s owner to hide information that it was stolen from a temple in 1972, according to papers filed in United States District Court in Manhattan…. Read More

New Generation Redefines Cambodian Art

Vann Nath, one of just seven survivors of the Khmer Rouge’s S-21 prison in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, now known as the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, explains a painting depicting torture at his exhibition in Phnom Penh. Voice of America reports: “After almost 14-years of… Read More

Gods of Angkor – The mysterious bronze from Cambodia

Culture Monster: “The diminutive figure called a “Vajra-bearing Guardian” is not the most commanding artwork in “Gods of Angkor: Bronzes From the National Museum of Cambodia,” opening Feb. 22 at the J. Paul Getty Museum. But it may be the most mysterious. Unearthed just five… Read More

The Personal Is Political: Q&A With Leang Seckon, Cambodian Freedom Artist

t r u t h o u t: "Leang Seckon, one of Cambodia's foremost contemporary artists, will see his first European solo exhibition, The Heavy Skirt, opening March 31 at London's Rossi & Rossi gallery. Unlike depictions of his homeland that you might come across… Read More

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