Monday, October 23, 2017

Arts

This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows Jean-Michel Basquiat's Masterpiece "Untitled." (Sotheby's via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby’s auction of contemporary art Thursday night. Sotheby’s said the sale of “Untitled” ...
President Donald Trump's first proposed budget, released by the Office of Management and Budget, is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

BY HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — The new federal spending bill would spare — and even slightly increase — funding for three arts-related agencies that President Donald Trump has ...
In this Friday, June 5, 2015 file photo a person visits the Italian pavilion as Sandro Botticelli's mid 1480s painting of Birth of Venus is displayed on the walls at the Expo 2015 in Rho, near Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

BY TRACEE M. HERBAUGH BOSTON (AP) — A new exhibition of Sandro Botticelli’s paintings, including some never seen in the U.S., will give museumgoers a glimpse into the artist’s own ...
Arturo Di Modica holds a model of his Charging Bull sculpture during a news conference Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NEW YORK (AP) — The sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” says New York City is violating his legal rights by forcing his bronze beast to face off against the ...
The Federal Bureau of Investigations Special Agents Don Asper, left, and Jacob Archer displays a recovered Norman Rockwell painting stolen more than 40 years ago, during a news conference at the federal building in Philadelphia, Friday, March 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BY KRISTEN DE GROOT PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family who lost a Norman Rockwell painting in a burglary at their home over 40 years ago got it back Friday and ...
Uffizi museum manager Erik Smith gestures as Leonardo da Vinci’s "Adoration of the Three Wise Men" is returned to the public after 6 years of study and restoration, in Florence, Italy, Monday, March 27, 2017. (Maurizio Degl' Innocenti/ANSA via AP)

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The unfinished Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece “Adoration of the Magi” has emerged from a six-year restoration cleaner and brighter. The large, nearly square oil painting returned ...
Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger stands next to stolen and recovered "Seascape at Scheveningen" by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, during a press conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

BY MIKE CORDER AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen in a smash-and-grab heist more than 14 years ago went back on display Tuesday at ...
This is a Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, file photo of Sotheby's auction house staff as they pose for photographers with Austrian artist Gustav Klimt's "Bauerngarten (Blumengarten)" during a photocall at their premises in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

LONDON (AP) — An exuberant floral landscape by Gustav Klimt has sold at auction for almost 48 million pounds — the third-highest price ever paid for an artwork in Europe. ...
This photo taken Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 in Krakow, Poland shows an 18-century map of Poland built into a small table and two old drawings that were returned to Poland Sunday by Austria's Horst von Waechter, whose family had looted them from Krakow during World War II. (Office of the Governor Malopolska via AP)

BY MONIKA SCISLOWSKA WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The son of a Nazi official has returned three artworks that his family had looted from the southern Polish city of Krakow during ...
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 ...
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