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A journalist takes a closer look at the previously contested painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, a 1889 self-portrait, of which the authenticity was confirmed during a press conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The painting, which belongs to the National Museum in Norway, was painted at the Saint-Paul de Mausole psychiatric institution in Saint-Remy de Provence, France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Experts say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

Jan. 20, 2020 6:37 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in a French asylum from a mental breakdown. Van Gogh Museum researcher Louis van Tilborgh dispelled the doubts...

The mythical monster, which barely fits in the Gretna artist Jenifer Buckingham's Gretna, Va., workshop, can be broken into 14 different parts so that it will fit through standard doors. (Caleb Ayers/Danville Register & Bee via AP)

Virginia sculptor creates huge mythical monster for exhibit

Jan. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EST

GRETNA, Va. (AP) — When Jennifer Buckingham was launched through the windshield and sustained 85% paralysis in her arms in a car crash in 2002, she thought she would never be able to sculpt again. “I couldn’t hold a coffee cup, let alone a delicate piece of pottery,” she said. After a...

The painting which was found last December near an art gallery and believed to be the missing Gustav Klimt's painting ‘Portrait of a Lady’ is displayed during a press conference in Piacenza, Italy, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Art experts have confirmed that a stolen painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery's walls is Gustav Klimt's

Portrait found in gallery's walls verified as missing Klimt

Jan. 17, 2020 2:47 PM EST

PIACENZA, Italy (AP) — Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery's walls last month is Gustav Klimt's “Portrait of a Lady,” which was stolen from the gallery nearly 23 years ago. The authentication of the painting announced Friday solved one of...

Banker found guilty of smuggling Picasso painting from Spain

Jan. 16, 2020 8:35 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court sentenced a former bank president to 18 months in prison on Thursday after finding him guilty of trying to smuggle a painting by Pablo Picasso that was deemed a national artistic treasure out of the country. The court also fined ex-Bankinter head Jaime Botín 52.4 million...

In this photo taken Dec. 3, 2019, artist Linda Luster stands in Rocky Ridge, Md., behind the carousel horse she recently painted. Some of her paintings hang on the wall. (Sam Yu/The Frederick News-Post via AP)

Artist paints carousel horse to fulfill former owner's dream

Jan. 12, 2020 9:00 AM EST

ROCKY RIDGE, Md. (AP) — A horse trailer pulled into the driveway of Linda Luster’s Rocky Ridge home on the morning of Oct. 1. She and her husband were enjoying breakfast when they saw it. That’s when, Luster said, her husband shot her a look that asked did-you-buy-another horse? In all...

Detroit Institute of Arts Project Conservator Becca Goodman prepares the painting Das Geviert, 1997, by Anselm Kiefer to be removed from the wall where it has been since 2004, for an upcoming exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan on January 3, 2020. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP)

Detroit museum workers spend 100-plus hours moving painting

Jan. 11, 2020 11:22 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Conservators at the Detroit Institute of Arts have spent dozens of hours preparing to move an enormous three-dimensional painting into storage to create space for a new display. Anselm Kiefer's “Das Geviert,” which was completed in 1997, is so deeply textured that conservators...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, artist John Baldessari poses at The Broad museum's opening and inaugural dinner in Los Angeles. Baldessari, who pioneered a new genre of art in the 1970s and in the process helped elevate Los Angeles' status in the art world from that of back-water berg to a center of the conceptual movement, has died at age 88. Baldessari died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, the artist's representatives at New York's Marian Goodman Gallery, confirmed Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Acclaimed Conceptual artist John Baldessari dies at 88

Jan. 7, 2020 7:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Baldessari, who pioneered a new genre of art in the 1970s and in the process helped elevate Los Angeles' status in the art world from that of back-water berg to a center of the Conceptual movement, has died at age 88. Baldessari died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, the...

A man stands in front of a poster created by artist Tomoko Konoike, one of 20 posters officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The 20 posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting, graphic design, and photography. Calligraphy and Japanese manga are also represented. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Avant-garde posters unveiled as Tokyo Olympics near

Jan. 6, 2020 6:14 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The 20 posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting, graphic design and photography. Calligraphy and Japanese manga are also represented. Manga is the Japanese art of comics and cartooning,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 14, 2016 file photo, an exterior view shows a new building called the Switch House, at left, which has been added on to the Tate Modern gallery in London. London police have charged a man with criminal damage after an attack on a Picasso painting at the Tate Modern gallery. Police said charges were brought Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 against 20-year-old Shakeel Ryan Massey of northwest London for an attack that happened on Saturday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

Man charged after Picasso painting damaged in London gallery

Dec. 31, 2019 11:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A 20-year-old man is being held in custody pending his next court hearing after being charged with damaging a Picasso painting at the Tate Modern gallery in London. London police said Tuesday that Shakeel Ryan Massey of northwest London has been charged with criminal damage. He appeared at...

Museum of Culpeper History Director Morgan Pierce stands near the new permanent public art installation in the entry hall at the Museum of Culpeper History in Culpeper, Va. (Emily Jennings/Culpeper Star-Exponent via AP)

For museum, artist dramatizes scenes from Culpeper's past

Dec. 29, 2019 9:00 AM EST

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Gazing upon the watercolor collages just installed in the entry of the Museum of Culpeper History, you’re enveloped in a vibrant record of the region. A viewer can get happily lost within a rainbow of images—historic East Davis Street, Salubria, Clara Barton, George...