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FILE - This Oct. 29, 2009 file photo shows Father Bill Moore with one of his pieces of art in his studio at the Pomona Arts Colony in Pomona, Calif. Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading spiritualism through his paintings, has died. He was 71. Longtime friend Tom Irwin says Moore died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 of prostate cancer. Seeing his artistic talent, Moore's Southern California parish, the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, allowed him to spend much of his time painting. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Priest and abstract-expressionist painter Bill Moore dies

Oct. 19, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading spiritualism through his paintings, has died at age 71. Moore died Sunday at a Southern California hospice, his longtime friend and art representative, Tom Irwin, told The Associated...

Artist Rob Mullen walks down Long Trail, the country's oldest long distance trail, in Manchester, Vt., on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Mullen was nearing the end of his 272-mile month-long hike down the length of Vermont, painting along the way. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Artist hikes length of Vermont, painting along the way

Oct. 17, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — After hiking over 200 miles (320 kilometers) on the country's oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles (5 kilometers) to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break. He kept dry with his foul weather gear as he walked down the trail with a backdrop...

Acting U.S Attorney for the Northern District of New York, Antoinette T. Bacon, speaks at a repatriation ceremony for the painting

Jewish family's painting looted by Nazis in 1933 is returned

Oct. 15, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently discovered at a small museum in upstate New York was returned Thursday after 87 years. The painting “Winter” by American artist Gari Melchers was part of a...

A Sotheby's employee presents the Chinese scroll,

700-year-old Chinese scroll sells for $41.8M in Hong Kong

Oct. 8, 2020 3:27 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A 700-year-old Chinese painted scroll from the Yuan Dynasty fetched 306.6 million Hong Kong dollars ($41.8 million) at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The 6.6-feet scroll, titled “Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback” is by Ren Renfa, a renowned Chinese artist...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 file photo, people walk by the Royal Opera House in central London. Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shuttered. Christie’s auction house said Monday that “Portrait of Sir David Webster” will be offered for sale in London on Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

Royal Opera to sell Hockney painting to help it stay afloat

Oct. 5, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shuttered. Christie’s auction house said Monday that “Portrait of Sir David Webster”...

A skateboarder in front of the new Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Thursday Sept. 24, 2020. The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam has a shimmering new depot that is designed to open up the institution's engine room to the public. The mirrored building will give visitors access to the vast majority of the museum's collection of 151,000 art works that currently are stored out of the public eye. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

Mirrored depot will open Dutch museum's storage to public

Sep. 24, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — All the paintings, sculptures and other works that grace museums and galleries around the world are the visible tip of a huge art iceberg. Most of the institutions only have space to exhibit a fraction of their collections, meaning the majority of the art is locked away out of...

Sandro Botticelli's 15th-century painting called

Portrait by Renaissance master expected to soar past $80M

Sep. 24, 2020 6:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An enigmatic painting from Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli will go on auction next year and art watchers will be seeing if it fetches more than its eye-watering $80 million estimate, despite the pandemic. Botticelli’s 15th-century portrait of a nobleman in “Young Man...

FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens poses for a photo on his Mesa Vista Ranch in the panhandle of Texas. Works of art depicting the American West and other items collected by the late Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens are expected to sell for more than $15 million at an auction. Christie's announced Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 that the auction will be held Oct. 28 in New York. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Western art collected by T. Boone Pickens offered at auction

Sep. 10, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Works of art depicting the American West and other pieces collected by the late Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens are expected to sell at auction for more than $15 million. Christie's said Thursday that the auction will be held Oct. 28 in New York. Christie's said the art collection spans...

Artist Irene Pressner poses for a photograph on Aug. 21, 2020, in Aventura, Fla. The Venezuelan artist, a COVID-19 survivor who lost her husband to the virus, is creating new works inspired by her experience. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Affected by virus, visual artists take refuge in their work

Sep. 4, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An apple reflected on a lamp. A clock where time seemed to have frozen. Nurses dressed more like astronauts on Mars. Irene Pressner keeps “flashes” of her experience after contracting the coronavirus. The conceptual artist and photographer from Venezuela was close to death in...

Police probe alleged violence at Paris station cited in book

Sep. 3, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris police chief ordered an investigation Thursday after a new book published accounts of alleged violence and racism at a police station by a man who says he “infiltrated” the police force by becoming an officer. Valentin Gendrot paints a chilling portrait of what he said...