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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...

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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...

Fireworks light up the sky over Washington after President Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech at the White House to the 2020 Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Latest: GOP convention wraps up with opera, fireworks

Aug. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Convention — the first political convention ever held at the White House — has ended with opera and fireworks. President Donald Trump wrapped up his speech closing out the RNC on Thursday by recounting the achievements of the nation’s pioneers...

Dutch police say Frans Hals painting stolen for 3rd time

Aug. 27, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting by 17th-century Dutch artist Frans Hals has been stolen — for the third time — from a provincial museum in the central Netherlands. Police said Thursday that “Two Laughing Boys” was stolen early Wednesday from the Museum Hofje van Mevrouw...

This undated photo provided by law firm Haynes and Boone shows Buddy Clark, co-chairman for the firm's energy practice.   Shale companies were struggling before COVID hit, loading up on debt before prices came crashing down. Law firm Haynes and Boone counted nearly 500 bankruptcies among oil and gas companies since 2015, with 60 so far this year, and 18 filings in July alone.  Clark expects those bankruptcies will accelerate..(Haynes and Boone via AP)

Insider Q&A: More oil and gas bankruptcies coming

Aug. 23, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bankruptcies in the U.S. oil patch are on the rise after the global pandemic decimated demand. But shale companies were struggling before COVID hit, loading up on debt before prices came crashing down. Law firm Haynes and Boone counted nearly 500 bankruptcies among oil and gas companies...

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Appeals court rules Spanish museum can keep looted Nazi art

Aug. 18, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Camille Pissarro painting a Jewish woman traded to the Nazis to escape the Holocaust in 1939 may remain the property of a Spanish museum that acquired it more than a half-century later. The unanimous ruling issued Monday by a three-judge panel of...

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Former President Bush pays tribute to immigrants in new book

Aug. 6, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new book by former President George W. Bush will highlight an issue which now sets him apart from many of his fellow Republicans — immigration. Crown announced Thursday that Bush's “Out Of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants” will be published March 2. The...