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CEO and Florida museum part ways following Basquiat raid

Jun. 29, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Museum of Art has parted ways with its CEO in the days after the FBI raided the Florida museum and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat that are the subjects of an investigation into possible wire fraud and conspiracy. ...

AP PHOTOS: Hong Kong's last hand-painted porcelain factory

Jun. 26, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Step into Yuet Tung China Works, Hong Kong’s last remaining hand-painted porcelain factory, and you find yourself surrounded by stacks of dinnerware, each piece painstakingly decorated by hand with vibrant motifs of flowers, fruits and animals. Joseph Tso, the...

FBI seizes disputed Basquiat artwork from Florida museum

Jun. 24, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

The FBI raided a Florida art museum on Friday and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat following questions about their authenticity. Orlando Museum of Art spokeswoman Emilia Bourmas-Fry said in a statement that they were complying with a...

Woman paints with thread, creates art through embroidery

Jun. 19, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Marie Palmer’s desk is covered in a swirl of color — a turquoise sewing machine, boxes overflowing with thread, and acrylic landscape paintings in various states of completion. She sits in her pink chair, an “inspiration wall” with photos of famous...

Former Georgia first lady Betty Foy Sanders dies

May. 31, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Betty Foy Sanders, an artist and Georgia's first lady in the mid-1960s, has died, according to the governor's office. She was 95. She was the wife of Georgia’s 74th governor, Carl Edward Sanders, Sr. who was in office from 1963 to 1967. Georgia Gov....

Former London, Miami art dealer gets 7 years for fraud

May. 23, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former London and Miami art dealer who pleaded guilty to defrauding art buyers and others of over $86 million was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison. Inigo Philbrick, 34, a U.S. citizen who previously lived in London, was sentenced in Manhattan federal...

USC-Upstate grad’s bold artwork is gaining global acclaim

May. 23, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Early on a school day sometime in 2014, a retired police cruiser pulled around to the loading dock at Dorman High School. Strapped to the top of the Crown Victoria were a pair of giant canvases, paintings in progress for Ludovic Nkoth, who was trying,...

Art class adds massive agricultural mural to Alabama museum

May. 08, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Thanks to Auburn art students, Opelika’s Museum of East Alabama now bears a second mural recognizing the region’s rich agricultural history and contributions. A class of 13 students and three hired artists painted the mural as part of a semester-long...

Art exhibit celebrates Lincoln Memorial's 100th anniversary

May. 07, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An art exhibit featuring multimedia works and artifacts inspired by the iconic seated Lincoln sculpture in Washington opened Saturday at the Norman Rockwell Museum to commemorate the memorial's 100th anniversary. The museum is located in Stockbridge, the...

Czech arts collector, patron Meda Mladkova dies at 102

May. 03, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Meda Mladkova, a Czech arts collector, patron and historian who was an impassioned promoter of Frantisek Kupka and supported artists in communist Czechoslovakia while she was in exile behind the Iron Curtain, has died. She was 102. The Kampa Museum, a modern arts...