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The Latest: Fans gather at site of XXXTentacion's slaying

Jun. 19, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a rising Florida rap star (all times local): 3 p.m. On a sidewalk near where rapper XXXTEntacion was slain, fans have gathered to place candles, flowers and teddy bears. They decorated 100 yards (91 meters) of sidewalk with chalk art...

Yayoi Kusama installation coming to NYC beach this summer

Jun. 19, 2018 8:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A touring work by famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is headed to the Rockaways in New York City this summer. Kusama's "Narcissus Garden" — made of 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres — will be located in the imposing confines of a former U.S. Army base in Queens starting...

More than melting watches: Spain's Salvador Dali Triangle

Jun. 18, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

FIGUERES, Spain (AP) — If the name Salvador Dali conjures images of melting watches and one conspicuous mustache but not much else, then a visit to Spain's "Dali Triangle" will not only make for a fantastic road trip, it will show that there's so much more to the renowned surrealist's work. Dali's homes,...

Florida photographer explores surrealist artist Dali's roots

Jun. 18, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Photographer Clyde Butcher is known for his sweeping, evocative black-and-white photos of Florida's Everglades. But when he first arrived in the Sunshine State almost 40 years ago, he looked around and couldn't find anything to photograph. "Flat. No mountains. No waterfalls....

Roll out the barrels: Christo artwork floats on London lake

Jun. 18, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The ducks, geese and hardy cold-water swimmers in London's Hyde Park have a new neighbor: a monumental floating structure made from 7,506 stacked barrels colored bright red, mauve and blue. "The London Mastaba," unveiled Monday, is the latest installation by Christo, a master of supersized...

Spain's king and queen: Mardi Gras Indians, jazz performance

Jun. 16, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Following a red carpet arrival Saturday at the New Orleans Museum of Art, King Felipe the VI and Queen Letizia of Spain enjoyed music by a jazz group and a cultural performance by Mardi Gras Indians as they ended a visit to the city celebrating its tricentennial. After a private lunch...

The Latest: Spain's royals hear jazz, see Mardi Gras Indians

Jun. 16, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the visit to New Orleans by the King and Queen of Spain (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Following a red carpet arrival at the New Orleans Museum of Art, King Felipe the VI and Queen Letizia of Spain enjoyed music by a jazz group and a cultural performance by Mardi Gras Indians...

New Deal art experts say painting over mural was vandalism

Jun. 16, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A mural of constellations in the night sky adorned a third-floor ceiling at DeWitt Clinton High School for more than 75 years, one of thousands of artworks in New York City and around the country supported by New Deal programs to employ artists and beautify public spaces. But Scorpio,...

AP PHOTOS: Nicaraguans battle over symbols amid unrest

Jun. 15, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — During almost two months of anti-government protests, symbols of President Daniel Ortega's administration and even the earlier Sandinista revolution he helped lead have been defaced and destroyed or sometimes appropriated by demonstrators. Ortega and his wife, current Vice...

The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland

Jun. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the...