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Advisory panel says to move Forrest statue to museum

Apr. 18, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — An advisory committee says that a northwest Georgia statue of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest should be placed inside a local museum. The statue of Forrest, credited with being a founder of the Ku Klux Klan, was removed from its base in...

Wooden sculptures are ruminations on the systems around us

Apr. 18, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Talk to Christian Benefiel for any length of time, and it becomes apparent that he’s an abstract thinker who can get lost in contemplation. His ideas undoubtedly get transferred to his art work. His sculptures, both permanent...

Officials fear statue could be sold for scrap after theft

Apr. 14, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — An artist and officials in Columbus are pleading for the return of a statue they fear may be sold for scrap. A statue of a young girl in a raincoat and hat, entitled “May Flower,” went missing over the weekend from the spot in downtown Columbus...

Off-duty Italy art cops find looted statue in Belgian shop

Apr. 12, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have recovered a 1st century Roman statue that was stolen from an archaeological site in 2011 and found in a Belgian antiques shop by two off-duty Italian art squad police officers. An Italian businessman who used a Spanish pseudonym...

AP PHOTOS: From Moscow to Pacific, Russia glorifies Gagarin

Apr. 12, 2021 03:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — From a giant statue towering over Moscow to a more modest monument on the Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean, dozens of memorials across Russia commemorate Yuri Gagarin, the cosmonaut who became the first person in space 60 years ago. Gagarin’s...

Art grows from nature in outdoor sculpture 'Hedgerow'

Apr. 11, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — On a beautiful April morning, one log intended for an art installation proved to be a little too heavy to stay upright. Luckily, no people or pickup trucks were damaged as it toppled. A few deliveries by horse and cart later, Floyd County artist...

Vandals damage famous Norwegian baby statue in Oslo park

Apr. 06, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A Norwegian museum said Tuesday that a famous statue of a baby boy stomping his feet in anger has been removed from a park in the capital, Oslo, for repairs after someone vandalized it by trying to saw off its left ankle. The bronze Sinnataggen...

How two friends made art history buying a $70M digital work

Mar. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

It took a few minutes for Vignesh Sundaresan and Anand Venkateswaran to realize that they'd parted with $69.3 million for a digital artwork stored in a JPEG file, coincidentally securing their place in art history. “We weren’t sure we won,” said Venkateswaran,...

Live long in sculpture: 20-foot art planned for Spock symbol

Mar. 26, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Museum of Science in Boston is paying tribute to city native Leonard Nimoy with a 20-foot sculpture shaped like Mr. Spock's split-fingered “live long and prosper" hand gesture, the museum and the late “Star Trek” actor's family announced Friday. ...

Greek police recover ancient statue of 'exceptional artwork'

Mar. 19, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of antiquities smuggling for trying to sell an ancient marble statue of “exceptional artwork” that once likely adorned a temple on Athens’ famed Acropolis or the slopes around it, Greek authorities said Friday. ...