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Picasso heirs launch digital art piece to ride 'crypto' wave

Jan. 26, 2022 09:32 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Pablo, meet Crypto. Heirs of Pablo Picasso, the famed 20th-century Spanish artist, are vaulting into 21st-century commerce by selling 1,010 digital art pieces of one of his ceramic works that has never before been seen publicly — riding a fad for “crypto”...

Grace Kelly's granddaughter appears on horseback for Chanel

Jan. 25, 2022 16:06 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Huge spinning wheels, “floating” wooden blocks and suspended geometric shapes hovered over a surreal mini golf course Tuesday at Chanel’s remarkable couture show. Even Pharrell Williams, who is no stranger to elaborate sets, had to take a moment to take stock,...

Kamala Harris art, 'Daily Show' lead Anthem Awards finalists

Jan. 25, 2022 07:48 AM EST

An art installation inspired by Vice President Kamala Harris, The New York Times’ “The 1619 Project” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as well as charitable programs from Airbnb, Google, PayPal and the National Football League, are among the finalists for the inaugural Anthem Awards...

Boston museum to return painting looted during World War II

Jan. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A work of art by a 17th century Dutch painter that was reported looted from a Hungarian bank during World War II is being returned to the heirs of its rightful owner, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts said Monday. “View of Beverwijk" by Salomon van Ruysdael has been in...

Illinois police hope technology helps ID head found in 1993

Jan. 24, 2022 16:02 PM EST

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Southern Illinois police are hoping technologies not available three decades ago can help them identify a woman whose head was found in 1993 in a state park. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is working with researchers who have performed an...

20 quilts made from clothes left on Arizona migrant trails

Jan. 23, 2022 14:55 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Twenty quilts stitched together with clothes abandoned on Arizona’s migrant trails will soon be displayed together for the first time at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson. The 13-month exhibition, called “Los Desconocidos: The Migrant Quilt Project,”...

Greensboro-based Diggin’ in the Crates celebrates hip-hop

Jan. 23, 2022 00:05 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A trove of hip-hop history fills a small office in a nondescript building along Battleground Avenue. The walls have been covered with scenes and memorabilia from the history of hip-hop-era culture and other music — such as a large painting of rapper The...

Former officer’s art exhibit features portraits of homeless

Jan. 22, 2022 01:13 AM EST

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — What compels a former police officer — once tasked with “cleaning up” the homeless situation in downtown Ann Arbor — to devote his time to humanizing and documenting the lives of those very people through art? Compassion had a lot to do with it,...

Quincy art teacher takes classes on the road

Jan. 22, 2022 01:02 AM EST

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Rooney fifth-grader Levi Cashman’s birch trees looked a little flat. So did classmate Lyllie Huffman’s. But a few well-placed pencil strokes, added in a recent art class, brought them to life. Adding dimension and detail were...

Artist Helen Hawkins has only become more prolific with age

Jan. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EST

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — The moment one steps into Helen Hawkins’ home, located on the Cullman/Marshall County line, a colorful display of talent captures the eye. Hawkins, beautiful and petite, exhibits a jubilant zest for life—eager to display the same kind of beauty and vivid...