Saturday, February 25, 2017

Arts

One of the largest and most unusual paintings by surrealist master Rene Magritte is shown at New York's Christie's auction house, Monday Feb. 6, 2017. " (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

LONDON (AP) — One of the largest paintings by Surrealist master Rene Magritte could set a record for the artist when it is goes up for sale with an estimated ...
In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, a painting by David Pulphus hangs in a hallway displaying paintings by high school students selected by their member of congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has removed a painting that showed a pig in a police uniform, one of hundreds of artworks on display at the Capitol and sponsored by a member of Congress. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)

BY KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP congressman reported Friday that a painting stirring controversy on Capitol Hill will be taken down Tuesday after the agency responsible for maintaining ...
In this Dec. 31, 2016, photo, visitors tour a castle-like structure made from blocks of ice at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin in northeastern's China's Heilongjiang province. (Chinatopix via AP)

HARBIN, China (AP) — The city of Harbin in China’s frigid northeast is hosting one of the world’s largest festivals featuring ice sculptures of animals, cartoon characters and famous landmarks. ...
This concept design provided by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art shows a rendering of their proposed museum on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Lucas Museum of Narrative Art via AP)

BY JOCELYN GECKER SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — George Lucas is no stranger to epic struggles on the big screen, but he didn’t expect one off-camera when it came to his ...
This computer illustration provided by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Dec. 28, 2016, shows a rendering of how inventor Buckminster Fuller's Fly's Eye Dome will look when installed on museum grounds in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Jessi Mueller/Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art via AP)

BY KELLY P. KISSEL BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes is coming to Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The structure, called Fly’s ...
Carabinieri and police officers pose with one of the recovered paintings that were stolen from a Verona museum, at the Verona airport, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (Filippo Venezia/ANSA via AP)

BY COLLEEN BARRY VERONA, Italy (AP) — Seventeen masterpieces valued at 17 million euros ($17.7 million) were returned to Italy from Ukraine on Wednesday after being stolen by masked, armed ...
In this Nov. 11, 2016 file photo, Matthew Chavez, center, who goes by the artist name Levee, talks to commuters about the messages posted on the "Subway Therapy" wall, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The subway sticky notes that New Yorkers used to express their thoughts about the future of the nation after last month’s election will be preserved in ...
In this April 12, 2011 file photo Leonardo Da Vinci's painting "Lady with an Ermine" is displayed by art conservators at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Culture Ministry says it is making efforts to preserve for the nation one of Europe’s most precious private art collections that includes works by Leonardo ...
This Feb. 13, 2014 file photo shows the house of Cornelius Gurlitt in Salzburg, Austria. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, file)

BY FRANK JORDANS BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that a priceless trove of art kept hidden from the world for decades by reclusive German collector Cornelius Gurlitt ...
In this Friday, March 29, 2016 file photo, Monet's "Low Tide at Petite-Dalles" is displayed during the spring auction preview at Sotheby's. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

BY ULA ILNYTZKY NEW YORK (AP) — In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby’s announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house ...
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