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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 17, 2008 file photo, Belgium's Queen Paola and King Albert II pose for photographers at the Royal Palace in Laeken, Belgium. After years of legal fights, a decades-old royal paternity scandal saw a major breakthrough Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, Belgium's former King Albert II is no longer fighting a claim that he is the father of artist and sculptor Delphine Boel. (AP PhotoVirginia Mayo, File)

Belgian ex-king Albert concedes claimant is his daughter

Jan. 27, 2020 4:03 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — After years of court battles, Belgium’s former King Albert II is no longer fighting a claim that he is the father of artist and sculptor Delphine Boel, bringing a major breakthrough in the decades-old royal paternity scandal. A statement delivered by his lawyers to Belgian media on...

Artists sought for Detroit convention center sculpture

Jan. 21, 2020 8:04 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A national competition is underway that seeks artists' proposals for a planned public sculpture outside the main entrance to downtown Detroit's TCF Center. The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority and its Art Foundation say the proposals for the permanent sculpture cannot be...

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...

North Alabama through the eyes of a photographer, sculptor

Jan. 11, 2020 12:01 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Through photographs, soil, toy tractors, trash and found objects, two artists spotlight the nature and people of north Alabama in the Carnegie Visual Arts Center's "Artifact: Vision." Featuring works by mixed media artist Spencer Nolen Laws and photographer Crystal Vander Weit, the...

In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, photo, completed sculptures wait to be stored in preparation for an upcoming art exhibition, during the ongoing protests in Tahrir square, Baghdad, Iraq. Tahrir Square has emerged as a focus of the protests, with protesters camped out in dozens of tents. Dozens of people took part in the simple opening of the sculpture exhibition. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Iraqi artists pay tribute to dead protesters with sculptures

Dec. 29, 2019 2:02 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The sculptures carved by seven art trainees were lined up outside a makeshift workshop in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square. With them were posters depicting protesters who have been killed in anti-government demonstrations in the past three months. One sculpture showed a protester with a tear...

Holocaust survivor and WWII veteran Mikhail Spectr, 86, pauses as he speaks during the annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. Spectr was taken to Jewry in 1941 at the age of 8 when Nazi soldiers arrived at his village in Ukraine Soviet republic. Mikhail Spectr had been kept at ghetto in Transnistria, territory between Dniester and Southern Bug, occupied by the Nazi and its allies from 1941 and 1944. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

From New York to Moscow, Holocaust survivors share memories

Dec. 23, 2019 6:15 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivors sang at Jerusalem's Western Wall, danced in Paris and lit candles in other cities to celebrate Hanukkah together, recalling Nazi horrors that Jewish community leaders fear are fading from the world's collective memory. An 86-year-old man in Moscow described being forced by...

Mississippi board sells porcelain princess to draw interest

Dec. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi board working to build an arts pavilion is hoping to raise awareness for the plan by selling a princess — or at least a replica of one. The board of directors of the proposed Mississippi International Arts Pavilion in Vicksburg is selling reproductions of the...

The statue titled Rumor's of War by artist Kehinde Wiley gets fully unveiled after the tarp covering the statue got stuck for a while at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The monumental bronze sculpture of a young black man astride a galloping horse was unveiled Tuesday, set to be permanently installed in Virginia's capital city, not far from the Confederate monument it mimics. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Richmond gets a new soaring statue, this one with dreadlocks

Dec. 10, 2019 8:54 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive bronze sculpture of a young black man with dreadlocks astride a muscular horse was permanently installed Tuesday in Virginia’s capital city, not far from one of the country’s most prominent displays of Confederate monuments. Thousands of people crowded the lawn...

In this Dec. 4, 2019 photo, gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin poses next to Maurizio Cattlelan's

Banana, duct tape add up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami

Dec. 8, 2019 4:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — 3D-printed cocktails, a traffic jam sculpture made of hundreds of tons of sand and more celebrity sightings than a Kardashian Christmas party were all part of over-the-top festivities during the week of Art Basel Miami, but it was a banana that stole the show. The most talked-about artwork of...

Vernon Dahmer's widow, Ellie Dahmer, center, and some of the late civil rights leader's children pose for a picture at the installment of Vernon Dahmer's sculpture, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Forrest County Courthouse in Hattiesburg, Miss. (Lici Beveridge/Hattiesburg American via AP)

Slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer honored with statue

Dec. 4, 2019 12:02 PM EST

Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP) — HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A statue of slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer now sits outside the Forrest County Courthouse in Mississippi. The Hattiesburg American reports the bronze sculpture, created by artists Vixon Sullivan and Ben Watts, was commissioned in 2018 by...