Visual arts

February 10, 2019 - 10:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — Five watercolors attributed to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from his early days as a struggling artist have failed to sell at auction in the southern German city of Nuremberg, possibly over fears they could be fakes. The Nuremberger Nachrichten newspaper reported Sunday that no bids...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2005 file photo, winners, Yoshio Taniguchi, from left, Japanese architect, Martha Argerich, Argentine pianist, Merce Cunningham, front, American choreographer, Robert Ryman, American artist, and Issey Miyake, Japanese designer, of the 2005 Prince Takamatsu Memorial World Culture Award "the 17th Praemium Imperiale," pose for photographers during a press conference in Tokyo. Ryman, a minimalist known for experimenting with varying shades of white, has died at age 88. A spokeswoman for Pace Gallery, which represented him, says Ryman died Friday night, Feb. 8, 2019, at his New York City home. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara, File)
February 09, 2019 - 9:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The artist Robert Ryman, a minimalist known for experimenting with varying shades of white, has died at age 88. A spokeswoman for Pace Gallery, which represented him, says Ryman died Friday night at his New York City home. No cause was given. Ryman was born in Nashville, Tennessee...
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Madison Middle School art student Ariceli Martinez, wearing her Bob Ross wig, listens to the artist speak on a video screen before painting began on Flash Bob Flash Mob Day on Feb. 7, 2019 in Abilene, Texas The students donned their curliest wigs and painted little trees onto canvases to pay homage to the late painter Bob Ross. Teacher Brady Sloane said the idea came about because she wanted to reward Advanced Placement students who had been stressed out over recent projects and grades. (Greg Jaklewicz/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
February 09, 2019 - 12:57 pm
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — There were lots of happy little trees at one Texas middle school this week. Art students at Madison Middle School in Abilene donned their curliest wigs and painted little trees onto canvases to pay homage to the late painter Bob Ross. Teacher Brady Sloane tells the Abilene...
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A spectator tosses crumbs for an Ivanka Trump lookalike to vacuum at Jennifer Rubell's art exhibit "Ivanka Vacuuming 2019" on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Flashpoint Gallery in Washington. The art piece titled "Ivanka Vacuuming," runs through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint Gallery. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
February 05, 2019 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. The art piece by Jennifer Rubell, titled "Ivanka Vacuuming," opened Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint...
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This image made available on Monday Feb. 4, 2019 by Musee Departemental Arles Antique shows a bronze “Statue of a captive” dating from the first century B.C.. A Geneva art museum said on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, that Facebook had prohibited it from promoting an upcoming exhibit entitled “Caesar and the Rhone” on the social media platform with an image of the statue, citing concerns about nudity. (Jean-Luc Maby/Musee Departemental Arles Antique via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 12:11 pm
GENEVA (AP) — It seems Facebook can be friends with a topless Venus after all. The social media giant said Tuesday it mistakenly blocked a museum in Switzerland from using images of two statues — a marble Venus and a bronze of a nude, kneeling man — to promote an upcoming exhibit. The Museum of Art...
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This image made available on Monday Feb. 4, 2019 by Musee Departemental Arles Antique shows a bronze “Statue of a captive” dating from the first century B.C.. A Geneva art museum said on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, that Facebook had prohibited it from promoting an upcoming exhibit entitled “Caesar and the Rhone” on the social media platform with an image of the statue, citing concerns about nudity. (Jean-Luc Maby/Musee Departemental Arles Antique via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 4:41 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A Geneva art museum says Facebook prohibited it from promoting an upcoming exhibit with images of two statues — a half-naked Venus and a nude, kneeling man. The Museum of Art and History took to Twitter to say it had wanted to post pictures of the statues on Facebook to promote the "...
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February 04, 2019 - 3:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas artist is suing pop music star Ariana Grande, alleging federal copyright infringement over an image of a woman in a candle flame in the pop star's widely-viewed "God is a Woman" music video. Representatives for Grande did not immediately respond Monday to messages about...
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Veteran British conflict photographer Don McCullin poses for photographers at the launch of his retrospective exhibition at the Tate Britain gallery in London, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. The exhibition includes over 250 of his black and white photographs, including conflict images from the Vietnam war, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Lebanon and Biafra, alongside landscape and still life images. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 04, 2019 - 11:45 am
LONDON (AP) — Don McCullin's most famous photographs burn with the physical and emotional brutality of conflict: a shell-shocked American soldier in Vietnam, a starving woman and child in Nigeria's breakaway Biafra. But don't call him a war photographer. "I hate that," the 83-year-old British...
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The shredded Banksy painting "Love is in the Bin 'is being exhibited at the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden Monday Feb. 4, 2019, where the work will be shown from Feb. 5 to March 3, 2019. It was originally titled 'Girl with Balloon' and since it destroyed itself during an art auction in London, it's called 'Love is in the Bin'. (Uli Deck, DPA via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 10:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Banksy painting that shocked onlookers as it partially shredded itself after being sold at auction is going on display in Germany. The Frieder Burda museum in Baden-Baden said Monday that "Girl with Balloon," which self-destructed last year after an unidentified European collector...
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January 30, 2019 - 11:03 am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum has purchased the American artist's "Ritz Tower" painting, a rare work of her take on a New York skyscraper, the museum announced this week. Officials at the Santa Fe, New Mexico, museum said it bought the 1928 piece in October from a private...
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