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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 22, 2010 file photo q man walks in front of Arik Brauer's paintings at the exhibition 'Fantastic Art from Vienna' in the Panorama museum in Bad Frankenhausen, central Germany. Austrian-Israeli artist Arik Brauer, known for his colorful and surreal paintings and murals, has died at the age of 92. Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported Monday that Brauer died late Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 surrounded by his family. It gave no cause of death. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

Austrian artist Arik Brauer dies at 92

Jan. 25, 2021 6:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian artist Arik Brauer, known for his surreal paintings and murals, has died at the age of 92. Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported Monday that Brauer died late Sunday surrounded by his family. It gave no cause of death. Born Erich Brauer in 1929 to a Jewish family that had emigrated...

Pandemic paintings featured at the Center for the Arts

Jan. 17, 2021 12:01 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — As the coronavirus shuttered schools, churches and businesses and suspended life for many last spring, north Alabama painter Jane Philips turned to her art to address feelings of isolation, death, decay, rebirth, wonder and growth. Four of the paintings Philips completed last year are...

Delaware artist wins award after persistence for 15 years

Jan. 16, 2021 9:00 AM EST

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Persistence has paid off for Rehoboth Beach artist Kim Klabe. After 15 years of trying, she was recognized recently by the Delaware Division of the Arts with a fellowship award. Twenty-five Delaware artists were lauded by the division for the high quality of their artwork. Work...

In this photo made Monday, March 2, 2020, Danielle Moore poses for photos with Kana and also paintings of the pet Australian cattle dog in Dallas. In the dog-eat-dog world of online shopping, Chewy has an unusual plan to fend off Amazon: turning pets into works of art. The online pet shop surprises customers with oil paintings of their furry friends, a move the company says wins them customers for life. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Chewy sends pet paintings to keep customers from straying

Jan. 1, 2021 8:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Danielle Schwartz didn’t ask for an oil painting of her cat. But she loves the portrait of Stinky that hangs in her upstate New York home, a surprise gift from an unlikely place: an online pet store. It's one of the more than 1,000 free paintings that Chewy sends to select customers...

Leesa Kelly, left, walks past plywood mural boards as she and Kenda Zellner-Smith, background right, and volunteers meet at a warehouse, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Minneapolis to organize them. The two women formed the Save the Boards to Memorialize the Movement to preserve the painted expressions and pain born of outrage after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals

Dec. 13, 2020 10:05 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Neither woman could bring themselves to watch the video of George Floyd’s final moments, his neck pinned under a Minneapolis police officer’s knee. But as their city grieved, Leesa Kelly and Kenda Zellner-Smith found much-needed comfort in the messages of anguish and hope...

Clear Channel cancels billboard art depicting Floyd's death

Dec. 10, 2020 7:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Clear Channel Outdoor has canceled a billboard order for downtown Minneapolis that featured an artist’s painting of George Floyd being restrained by three police officers, the artist said Thursday. Brooklyn-based artist Don Perlis said he got an email Thursday from Clear Channel...

In this photo released by the police department in Duesseldorf on Thursday Dec. 10, 2020, showing Chief Detective Michael Dietz holding a painting from French artist Yves Tanguy.  A businessman, whose identity was not given, boarded a flight from Duesseldorf to Tel Aviv on Nov. 27, but forgot the painting by French surrealist Yves Tanguy, which was wrapped in cardboard, on the check-in counter. By the time he landed in Israel and contacted Duesseldorf police, the 280,000 Euro, (dollar 340,000), oeuvre had disappeared but was later found at a nearby paper dumpster, Duesseldorf police said. (Polizei Duesseldorf via AP)

Precious painting lost at German airport found at dumpster

Dec. 10, 2020 11:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A surrealist painting worth more than a quarter million euros (dollars) that was forgotten by a businessman at Duesseldorf's airport has been recovered from a nearby recycling dumpster, police said Thursday. The businessman, whose identity was not given, accidentally left behind the painting...

Group seeks to restore a former home of Walter Anderson

Dec. 6, 2020 9:52 AM EST

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — A donation has enabled Mississippi Heritage Trust to buy a former home of artist Walter Anderson, known for his stylized paintings of wildlife and coastal scenes. The trust is looking for partners to help restore the deteriorating structure that dates to 1845. The Oldfields property...

FILE - In this May 9, 2008, file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. An iconic bird species known for dramatically puffing up

Some Utah experts support sage grouse protection rollbacks

Dec. 6, 2020 8:00 AM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — An iconic bird species known for dramatically puffing up “bulbous yellow air sacs” on its chest and producing “weird pops and whistles” to attract mates across western sagebrush landscapes is now puffing up drama and noise on the political landscape as...

Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a 43-year-old Haitian immigrant and star in the New York art world, sit among some of his latest work during an interview at his East Harlem studio, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in New York. After a hugely successful gallery show, Philoche wanted to treat himself to a fancy $15,000 watch, instead he bought the works of fellow artists struggling in the pandemic.

Art world star gives back by buying work of the undiscovered

Nov. 30, 2020 1:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a star in the New York art world, had wanted to treat himself to a fancy watch after a hugely successful gallery show. Then the pandemic hit, and he feared for all the struggling artists who haven't been so lucky. So he gave up his $15,000 Rolex dreams and...