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Gallery covers ‘America and Islamic extremists’ artwork after Muslims call it ‘blasphemous’

A high-end art gallery covered up two paintings after Muslims complained they were “blasphemous.” Continue reading

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Possible Banksy artwork appears near London climate change protest

New artwork believed to be from the elusive Banksy appeared overnight on a wall near where climate change activists spent the last two weeks protesting in London. Continue reading

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Trump appoints Jon Voight, Mike Huckabee as Kennedy Center trustees

President Trump has appointed 10 people to serve on the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the White House announced in a statement Tuesday. The appointees include actor Jon Voight and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huck… Continue reading

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OxyContin producer’s $1.3M donation dropped by UK’s National Portrait Gallery amid US opioid crisis lawsuit debacle

London’s National Portrait Gallery announced Wednesday it will not proceed with a $1.3 million grant from the Sackler family, whose company Purdue Pharma produces opioid prescription painkiller OxyContin, amid controversy over the company’s involve… Continue reading

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Italian church, cops dupe art thieves by swapping out original $3M masterpiece for fake

A small Italian church is getting the last laugh on a group of art thieves who stole a Flemish master’s painting of the crucifixion only to learn cops had swapped out the original for a fake after being tipped off that a heist was in the works. Continue reading

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Hitler’s drawings, watercolors go on sale in Germany; draws interest from Iranian, Chinese buyers

Auktionhaus Weidler in Nuremberg, Germany, is auctioning 31 drawings and watercolor landscapes of rural Germany attributed to Adolf Hitler. Continue reading

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Picasso worth $1M stolen in 2012 museum heist may have been found buried in Romania

Romanian prosecutors are working to determine whether a famous Pablo Picasso painting that was stolen six years ago in a robbery was found buried in the ground. Continue reading

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Hockney’s famous ‘Portrait of an Artist’ painting is sold for $90.3M, shattering record

David Hockney’s famous “Portrait of an Artist [Pool with Two Figures]” at Christie’s on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. Continue reading

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800-pound hammer stolen from California community center

A massive 800-pound hammer was stolen from a California community center over the weekend. Continue reading

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‘LOVE’ returns: Philadelphia park gets its sculpture back

“LOVE” returned to Philadelphia on Tuesday, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

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Michelle Obama portrait faces brutal mockery, some praise after unveiling

The National Portrait Gallery on Monday unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama – to a very mixed reception. Continue reading

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Some dispute authenticity of $450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting

The sale of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci for exorbitant $450.3 million on Wednesday in New York may have broken all the records, but some in the art world are disputing its authenticity. Continue reading

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Vincent van Gogh painting had grasshopper stuck in it for 128 years

A significant detail was inadvertently included in a Vincent van Gogh painting, but with scholars and art lovers alike it was crickets for 128 years. Continue reading

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Cryptic letter taunts museum curator looking for missing masterpiece

The artwork, nicknamed “Española,” is the only missing piece from the 16 Cabrera did in a series of casta, or caste, paintings. The paintings location remained a mystery for decades, until two years ago when Ilona Katzew, the curator of Latin American … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania college: Art show with KKK robes too disturbing for public

A Pennsylvania college has barred the public from seeing a provocative art exhibition on slavery, white supremacy and racist violence against blacks, deeming it “potentially disturbing to some.” Continue reading

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John Wayne Gacy clown paintings, other artwork to hit auction block

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s paintings are going up for auction. Continue reading

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John Wayne Gacy paintings to be auctioned in UK next week

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s paintings are going up for auction. Continue reading

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Famed NY museum removes ‘cruel’ artworks after animal-rights activists’ protests

The Guggenheim Museum in New York City has caved in to the demands of animal rights activists and removed three major artworks involving animals out of concern for safety. Continue reading

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Houston reservoir reborn as public space, canvas for art

Houston’s first underground drinking water reservoir — a decades-old collection of more than 200 concrete columns inside a cavernous space near downtown — had been unused for years and was set for demolition when a nonprofit group reimagined it as something new: a public space. Continue reading

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FBI offers reward in Missouri theft of Andy Warhol prints

Federal authorities announced Monday they are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of artwork that was stolen from a Missouri museum – including Any Warhol prints of Campbell Soup. Continue reading

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