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John Richardson, critic and Picasso biographer, dies at 95

Mar. 12, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sir John Richardson, the eminent historian and critic whose multivolume series on Pablo Picasso drew upon his personal and aesthetic affinity for the Spanish painter and was widely praised as a work of art in its own right, has died. He was 95. Nicholas Latimer, a vice president and senior...

Richmond exhibit seeks to reimagine Confederate statues

Mar. 9, 2019 11:40 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They are towering figures, larger-than-life statues that honor heroes of a bygone era. The Confederate leaders memorialized on Richmond's Monument Avenue were once revered, but have become flashpoints in a national debate about how symbols of slavery and white supremacy should be...

Chloe shows floral, ethnic motifs and bids Lagerfeld adieu

Feb. 28, 2019 5:05 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail were the Paris Fashion Week recipe when Chloe showcased its latest winter collection and bid adieu to former designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died on Feb. 19. Rick Owens, meanwhile, pushed the envelope with a truly frightening and mesmerizing...

Vandal topples wax statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Feb. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head. Investigators were continuing Monday to look for a suspect in the strange episode Saturday night. Police say a man...

Michael Jackson is back: Danish mall reverses removal

Feb. 13, 2019 4:29 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has reversed its decision not to exhibit a statue of Michael Jackson. Jesper Andreasen, manager of the Roedovre Centrum mall in suburban Copenhagen, says on Facebook it was "an overreaction" to remove the statue, adding the late singer "has never...

Giant heroin spoon art is moved again, to drugmaker's gates

Feb. 7, 2019 2:31 PM EST

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — An artist has moved his giant sculpture of a burnt spoon to a Rhode Island drugmaker's office to protest the opioid crisis. The Providence Journal reports that 48-year-old Domenic Esposito, of Westwood, Massachusetts, and a partner placed the nearly 11-foot-long, 800-pound...

Unblocking naked Venus: Facebook OKs museum nudes after all

Feb. 5, 2019 1:11 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — It seems Facebook can be friends with a topless Venus after all. The social media giant said Tuesday it mistakenly blocked a museum in Switzerland from using images of two statues — a marble Venus and a bronze of a nude, kneeling man — to promote an upcoming exhibit. The Museum...

Statue of limitations? Facebook draws line over museum nudes

Feb. 4, 2019 5:41 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A Geneva art museum says Facebook prohibited it from promoting an upcoming exhibit with images of two statues — a half-naked Venus and a nude, kneeling man. The Museum of Art and History took to Twitter to say it had wanted to post pictures of the statues on Facebook to promote the...

'Fearless Girl' creator sued, accused of not making a statue

Jan. 29, 2019 2:48 PM EST

LEWES, Del. (AP) — The Delaware artist who created the "Fearless Girl" statue is being sued by a group that says she failed to make a 9-foot (2.7-meter) bronze replica of Alexander Hamilton. The News Journal reports the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association's lawsuit says Kristen Visbal breached a...

Palestinian artist brings Japanese origami to Gaza

Jan. 27, 2019 5:57 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a small studio packed with sculptures made of scrap metal, Palestinian artist Ahmed Humaid has found a new medium in origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. It's an unlikely pursuit for an artist living in the Gaza Strip, which has been largely cut off from the outside...