California show explores Warhol’s social, tech foreshadowing

Tech 05/25/19, 10:02

Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique.A retrospective of Warhol's work on display in San Francisco captures the artist's ability to use paintings, drawings, photographs and ...

LA judge rules Spanish museum can keep Nazi-looted painting

U.S. 04/30/19, 23:49

A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that a Spanish museum that acquired a priceless, Nazi-looted painting in 1992 is the work's rightful owner, and not the survivors of the Jewish woman who surrendered it 80 years ago to escape the Holocaust.Although U.S. District Judge John F. Walter criticized ...

Russian gets 2½ years in jail for vandalizing Repin painting

Entertainment 04/30/19, 09:14

A court in Moscow on Tuesday sentenced a Russian man to 2 1/2 years in prison for vandalizing a famous painting by the renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin.The court found Igor Podporin guilty of damaging the painting, which depicts Russian czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son after striking ...

US museum condemns use of its art by German far-right party

Europe 04/30/19, 02:55

An American art museum has demanded that the German far-right party Alternative for Germany, or AfD, stop using one of its paintings in campaigns for the European elections.The director of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Olivier Meslay, told The Associated Press late Monday "we condemn the use of ...

Ukraine police find Impressionist painting stolen in France

Entertainment 04/23/19, 14:14

Ukrainian police have recovered a painting by French Impressionist Paul Signac stolen from a French museum.Police chief Serhiy Knyazev said the 1915 painting depicting the port of La Rochelle was found in the possession of a man who was arrested in Kiev on suspicion of involvement in a killing.The painting, ...

Tulsa museum to feature musician Bob Dylan’s paintings

Entertainment 03/30/19, 12:08

A Tulsa museum will soon open a new Bob Dylan exhibit that will showcase 12 pastel portraits the musician painted.The Gilcrease Museum will display "Bob Dylan: Face Value and Beyond" from May 10 to Sept. 15, the Tulsa World reported.The exhibit is filled with pieces from the Bob Dylan Archives, ...

‘Fake’ Botticelli work turns out to be from artist’s studio

Entertainment 03/28/19, 06:40

Art experts in Britain have discovered that a painting long thought to be a fake Sandro Botticelli in fact came from the master's own Florence workshop.After stripping back a century of yellowing varnish and surface dirt, conservators confirmed Thursday that "Madonna Of The Pomegranate" — a smaller version of the ...

Dutch art sleuth recovers Picasso stolen 20 years ago

Entertainment 03/26/19, 05:48

A Dutch art detective says he has recovered a valuable painting by Pablo Picasso 20 years after it was stolen from a wealthy Saudi's yacht in France.Arthur Brand said Tuesday that he took possession two weeks ago of the 1938 painting "Buste de Femme" after trailing it for years in ...

Feds seek return of ‘Amorous Couple’ art looted by Nazis

New York 03/21/19, 14:56

The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine near World War II's end.Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday that "An Amorous Couple," by Pierre Louis Goudreaux, was stolen from the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of ...

Recovered de Kooning painting back in the spotlight

Entertainment 03/15/19, 13:07

More than 30 years after it was stolen from an Arizona museum, a Willem de Kooning painting worth millions of dollars is going on display where it all began.The University of Arizona Museum of Art is giving a glimpse of "Woman-Ochre" Sunday as part of a fundraiser before the piece ...

Back to his roots: Hockney landscapes adorn Van Gogh Museum

Entertainment 02/27/19, 11:54

A new exhibition at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum highlights the influences of the tormented Dutch master on the later landscape works of one of the world's greatest living artists, David Hockney.The exhibition "Hockney - Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature" opens Friday and runs through May 26. It features both ...

Artist probes Russia’s toxic legacy through family history

Europe 02/20/19, 03:13

A Russian artist has put a spotlight on what he calls "the ruins of a Soviet mythology" with a new exhibit that focuses on the chemical industry in his hometown.The exhibit at Moscow's Museum of Modern Art features Pavel Otdelnov's architecturally precise paintings of decayed factories in the city of ...

Rijksmuseum shows off all its Rembrandts in blockbuster show

Entertainment 02/13/19, 07:12

For the first time, and likely the last, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is showing off all of its works by Rembrandt van Rijn in a single exhibition.From imposing portraits to intimate sketches and prints that usually lie safely cocooned in climate-controlled storage, the Amsterdam museum is exhibiting 22 paintings, 60 ...

Germany: Texas museum stands by ownership of disputed art

Entertainment 02/08/19, 14:08

A Houston museum said Friday it "stands by its ownership" of a painting on loan to an exhibition in Germany which is being claimed as Nazi-looted art.Henri Edmond Cross' "Regatta in Venice" was loaned by Houston's Museum of Fine Arts for a show on the French artist at the Barberini ...

Banksy painting that self-destructed displayed in Germany

Europe 02/04/19, 11:30

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 successfully bid $1.4 million at a Sotheby's auction, ...

Review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ a gloriously gory art-world satire

Entertainment 01/31/19, 17:14

The art installation, so often a playground in the contemporary art museum, is in Dan Gilroy's gloriously gory satire "Velvet Buzzsaw" a terror chamber. Interactivity is involuntary."Velvet Buzzsaw ," which opens on the Art Basel Miami Beach fair, assembles a glittering gallery of art-world snobs, strivers and divas. A cocktail ...

Jewish collector’s heirs want US painting on loan in Germany

U.S. 01/30/19, 19:46

The heirs of a Jewish collector say a painting from a Texas museum on loan in Germany was stolen from their family by the Nazis, and have filed a legal request for its return, a German newspaper reported Wednesday.German daily Bild reported the unidentified heirs are claiming ownership of Henri-Edmond ...

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum buys her ‘Ritz Tower’ painting

Entertainment 01/30/19, 13:07

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 collector but declined to ...

Russian police recover painting stolen in broad daylight

Europe 01/28/19, 02:54

Police have found the painting that was stolen a day ago from Moscow's famed museum of Russian art in broad daylight.The painting of mountain ridges by Arkhip Kuindzhi, titled "Ai-Petri. Crimea," was stolen in front of confused visitors Sunday at the Tretyakov Gallery. Witnesses described a young man who removed ...

Painting stolen from Moscow gallery as witnesses watch

Europe 01/27/19, 17:05

Police say a painting by a noted Russian landscape artist has been stolen from Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, apparently in front confused witnesses. The painting of mountain ridges by Arkhip Kuindzhi, titled "Ai-Petri. Crimea," was reported missing from the Tretyakpv, a premier museum of Russian art, on Sunday. Russian Interior Ministry spokeswoman Irina ...

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