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Steve Cannon, writer and patron of the arts, dead at 84

Jul. 16, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Cannon, a writer, visual artist, gallery owner and patron of multiculturalism, has died. Cannon's sister, Evelyn Cannon, says he died July 7 of apparent septic shock at Veterans Hospital in New York City. He was 84. A native of New Orleans, Cannon moved to New York in the early 1960s...

Art ring charged with smuggling $143 million in antiquities

Jul. 10, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An art dealer who authorities called one of the most prolific smugglers in the world and seven others were charged with trafficking more than $140 million in stolen antiquities, prosecutors said Wednesday. Authorities described the case as one of the largest of its kind, saying the...

Police: Man confessed he killed woman found at storage site

Jun. 21, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man killed an antiques dealer, left her body in his family's rented storage locker, then confessed and was charged with murder. Thirty-five-year-old Michael Olson, of Coventry Township, is being held on bond of $1 million in the death of 68-year-old Mary Kay Wohlfarth,...

Kehinde Wiley to unveil sculpture in Times Square

Jun. 20, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Kehinde Wiley will unveil his first monumental public sculpture in New York's Times Square this fall in response to Confederate statues nationwide. Times Square Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and gallery owner Sean Kelly announced Thursday that the bronze "Rumors of War"...

Missing Lewis Chessman found, could fetch $1M at auction

Jun. 3, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A chess piece purchased for a few pounds (dollars) by an antiques dealer in Scotland in 1964 has been identified as one of the 900-year-old Lewis Chessmen, among the greatest artifacts of the Viking era. Sotheby's auction house said Monday that the chess piece is expected to bring between...