Visual arts

Pedestrians walk past the "Four Ladies of Hollywood" gazebo on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, on Wednesday June 19, 2019. Officials say someone climbed the more than two-story tall public art piece and stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe. Los Angeles Councilman Mitch O'Farrell says a witness saw someone climb the gazebo on the Hollywood Walk Fame and sawed off the statue. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 09, 2019 - 5:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe from atop a Hollywood public art installation has been sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Austin Mikel Clay...
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July 06, 2019 - 5:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Leon Kossoff, a British artist who painted his home city of London in all its moody glory, has died. He was 92. Los Angeles' LA Louver gallery, which represents Kossoff, announced his death Friday. No cause was given. Born in 1926 to Russian Jewish immigrants, Kossoff grew up in...
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Part of 85 artifacts are displayed before the handover ceremony at the National Museum, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, July 5, 2019. Millennium-old Cambodian artifacts displayed in a Japanese collector’s home for two decades have been returned to their homeland. The 85 artifacts are mostly small bronze items and include statues of Buddha and the Hindu god Shiva, plus jars, ceramics and jewelry. Cambodia has made intense efforts to recover artifacts looted during its civil war in the 1970s. The collector says she is glad she returned the artifacts.(AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
July 05, 2019 - 12:07 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Millennium-old Cambodian artifacts displayed in a Japanese collector's home for two decades have been returned to the Southeast Asian country's National Museum. The 85 artifacts are mostly small bronze items and include statues of Buddha and the Hindu god Shiva, plus...
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In this photo taken April 3, 2019, a pair of students walk past a historic mural that includes slaves and a dead Native American at George Washington High School in San Francisco. The San Fransisco school board unanimously voted Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to destroy a controversial mural displayed in a public high school. This is the latest move in recent times to remove New Deal-era art, now considered offensive. (Yalonda M. James/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 2:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people...
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A 3D printed recreation of the ancient Lion of Mosul, which was destroyed by the Islamic State group at the Mosul Museum in Iraq, is displayed as part of the 'What Remains' exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The exhibit, which runs from July 5 until January 5, 2020, explores why cultural heritage is attacked during historical and contemporary conflicts. (AP Photo/Natasha Livingstone)
July 03, 2019 - 12:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — A figure of a roaring lion, about the size of a loaf of bread, is the latest step in the fight to preserve culture from conflict. The sculpture is a replica of a colossal 3,000-year-old statue from the Temple of Ishtar in Nimrud, in what's now Iraq. The stone statue was one of many...
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July 02, 2019 - 5:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Police in Chicago have arrested seven people suspected of spray-painting graffiti on two downtown landmarks, including the popular giant metallic sculpture known as "The Bean." Authorities say the Millennium Park sculpture was vandalized late Monday and that the suspects were...
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July 01, 2019 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says Andy Warhol transcended a photographer's copyright by transforming a picture of a vulnerable and uncomfortable Prince into an artwork that made the singer an "iconic, larger-than-life figure." U.S. District Judge John Koeltl (KOH-tohl) in Manhattan ruled Monday. The...
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June 29, 2019 - 2:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — German says it will return to Italy a painting by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum that was stolen by Nazi troops during World War II. The government said in a statement Saturday that Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero will travel to Florence soon to hand...
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Visitors look at the Dance by Henri Matisse the collections of Sergei Shchukin, one of the most prominent collections of European Modernist art, encompassing the most important artistic trends of the late 19th and early 20th centuries at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The exhibition will include masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gaugin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and other masters. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 19, 2019 - 6:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Iconic art works by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gaugin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso are among treasures from the early 20th century collection of Russian businessman Sergei Shchukin going on show in a major exhibition at Moscow's Pushkin Museum. The exhibition, 'Shchukin...
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FILE - In this April 14, 1939 file photo, painter and surrealist Frida Kahlo, who was the wife of noted Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, poses at her home in Mexico City. Mexico’s National Sound Library said Thursday, June 13, 2019, that it has discovered what could be the first known audio recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice. (AP Photo/File)
June 13, 2019 - 5:22 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Frida Kahlo's voice may have finally been unearthed, say researchers at Mexico's National Sound Library. Library officials say it would be the first record of the Mexican artist's voice if confirmed. The director of the Frida Kahlo Museum, Hilda Trujillo, told The Associated...
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