Latest Art galleries News

Ex-university leaders plead not guilty in prostitution sting

Mar. 12, 2020 5:55 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The former president of Jackson State University and the school's former art galleries director pleaded not guilty to charges related to a prostitution sting. William Bynum Jr. wasn't in court Wednesday, but his attorney entered the pleas on charges of procuring the services of a...

Visitors take photos of Raphael's painting Virgin with Child and Infant St. John the Baptist, at a press preview of Raphael's exhibition in Rome, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The paintings,  drawings and sketches in the most ambitious assemblage ever of Raphael works in an exhibition, more than even the Renaissance superstar had in his workshop at one time, are collectively insured for 4 billion euros, against the likes of theft or vandalism. But no money can guarantee that Italy’s outbreak of coronavirus, the largest in Europe, won’t play havoc with the three-month run in Rome of the art world’s eagerly-awaited blockbuster. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Raphael fever hits Italy but art isn't immune from virus

Mar. 4, 2020 4:08 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The paintings, drawings, tapestries and sketches in the most ambitious exhibition of Renaissance superstar Raphael's works are collectively insured for 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) against theft, vandalism or other damages. But no money can guarantee that Italy’s outbreak of...

Man loses $200K in catfish online-dating scam over artwork

Feb. 11, 2020 4:13 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials are warning of online dating service scams after an Oregon man lost money believing he was entering a personal and business relationship with a person posing as a Florida woman. The 80-year-old man was convinced to hand over $200,000 for what he believed to be an investment to...

Police at the scene after items were stolen from an exhibition at an art gallery in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Police in Sweden say at least two thieves have stolen items from an art gallery in central Stockholm. Swedish media report the missing artwork includes 10 to 12 table-size bronze sculptures by Spanish artist Salvador Dali. (Ali Lorestani/TT News Agency via AP)

Thieves steal bronze Dali sculptures from Swedish gallery

Jan. 30, 2020 9:58 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least two thieves have stolen items from an art gallery in Stockholm, police said, with Swedish media reporting that they include 10 to 12 table-size bronze sculptures by Spanish artist Salvador Dali. Police said “at least two thieves” entered the Couleur gallery...