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Monroe statue theft suspect previously took ax to Trump star

Jun. 26, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say the man suspected of stealing a statue of Marilyn Monroe from atop a Hollywood public art installation is the same person who smashed President Trump's Walk of Fame star with a pickax last year. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Austin...

Dior brings art to Paris fashion for sculpted men's show

Jun. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Dior brought art to Paris Fashion Week on Friday as designer Kim Jones used a monumental plaster sculpture on the runway to inspire his architectural show. Guests including Kate Moss, Christina Ricci and Kelly Osbourne marveled at the giant artwork by American artist Daniel Arsham that spelled...

Kehinde Wiley to unveil sculpture in Times Square

Jun. 20, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Kehinde Wiley will unveil his first monumental public sculpture in New York's Times Square this fall in response to Confederate statues nationwide. Times Square Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and gallery owner Sean Kelly announced Thursday that the bronze "Rumors of War"...

Thief takes Marilyn Monroe statue from Hollywood gazebo

Jun. 19, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Goodbye, Norma Jean? Officials say someone climbed a more than two-story tall Hollywood public art piece and stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe. The statue depicting Monroe in her iconic pose from the 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch" went missing early Monday from the "Four Ladies of...

Dallas law firm places winning bid for Robert E. Lee statue

Jun. 12, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-based law firm placed the winning $1.435 million bid for a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that the city put in an online auction almost two years after removing it from a state park. Holmes Firm PC made the top offer for the bronze sculpture, according to documents...

Huge sphinx makes crawling journey to new spot in museum

Jun. 12, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

The largest ancient sphinx in the Western Hemisphere was on the prowl Wednesday for the first time in nearly 100 years. Philadelphia's Penn Museum relocated its 3,000-year-old sphinx of Pharaoh Ramses II from the Egypt gallery, where it had resided since 1926, to a featured location in the museum's new entrance...

Kentucky art group appeals choice to move Confederate statue

Jun. 11, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky art group is appealing the city of Louisville's decision to move a Confederate statue from a prominent location. The Courier Journal reports the Friends of Louisville Public Art sued Monday to stop the John B. Castleman statue from moving to Cave Hill Cemetery from the...

Elton John's songwriter to unveil new visual art at exhibit

Jun. 6, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Taupin is known for his behind-the-scenes work with Elton John, but the British songwriter's visual artistry is stepping into spotlight in an art exhibit. Taupin's artwork called the "Bernie Taupin: The Artist, The Raconteur & His Blowtorch" will be unveiled at the...

Dallas selling statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee

May. 23, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas leaders have decided to sell a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was removed from public view nearly two years ago. The Dallas City Council on Wednesday designated the 1935 sculpture by Alexander Phimister Proctor as surplus property to be sold to the highest bidder. City...

Confederate statue at Kentucky cemetery defaced with paint

May. 21, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Confederate statue at a cemetery in Bardstown, Kentucky, has been vandalized with orange paint, similar to vandalism that's appeared on a Confederate statue in Louisville. Bardstown police tell news outlets that the paint was splashed across the century-old statue sometime late last...