Visual Arts

Nazi-looted portrait returned to heirs, will be auctioned

Mar 21, 2018

Christie's auction house is putting up for sale a 16th-century German Renaissance portrait, looted by the Nazis and recently returned to heirs living in Los Angeles

Congolese performance artist wins political asylum in US

Mar 21, 2018

A Congolese performance artist who was detained for putting on plays critical of the African nation's government has won political asylum in the United States

Cash-strapped museum urges judge to OK contentious art sale

Mar 20, 2018

An attorney for a Massachusetts museum has urged a judge on the state's highest court to quickly sign off on a plan that would allow it to sell dozens of artworks

Germany returns 3,000-year-old wooden Olmec busts to Mexico

Mar 20, 2018

Mexico says German authorities have returned two rare, wooden Olmec sculptures over 3,000 years old

Jim Carrey criticized for portrait believed to be Sanders

Mar 19, 2018

Jim Carrey is being criticized on social media for a portrait he painted that is believed to be White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Vandal tags mural created by British graffiti artist Banksy

Mar 17, 2018

British graffiti artist Banksy is drawing crowds to his New York City mural but for an unfortunate reason

New Banksy work protests jailing of Turkish artist

Mar 16, 2018

British graffiti artist Banksy has created a New York mural protesting the imprisonment of a Turkish artist and journalist

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Mar 16, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Heart surgery knocks FARC leader out of Colombia's presidential race, Ecuadorean indigenous protest against mineral development in the Amazon and fierce storm hits Mexico City with heavy rain and hail

Mocha master: SKorea barista adorns coffee with works of art

Mar 16, 2018

A South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artworks on the foamy cream topping their drinks

2 men sentenced in Germany for art forgery scheme

Mar 15, 2018

A German court has convicted a former businessman and an art gallery owner of fraud and falsifying documents for selling fake paintings attributed to Russian avant-garde artists including Vasily Kandinsky

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