Arts industry

Newly married Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster after their wedding, in York, England, Saturday Aug. 31, 2019. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
August 31, 2019 - 2:59 pm
YORK, England (AP) — British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has married art dealer Caspar Jopling in a lavish ceremony with pals Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and Sienna Miller in attendance. The two tied the knot Saturday in Yorkshire, England, at the gothic York Minster Cathedral. The 32-year-old...
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June 03, 2019 - 7:29 am
LONDON (AP) — A medieval chess piece purchased for 5 pounds ($7.50) by an antiques dealer in Scotland in 1964 has been found to be one of the famous medieval Lewis Chessmen and is expected to bring more than 600,000 pounds ($670,000) when auctioned by Sotheby's. The Lewis Chessmen were discovered...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2005 file photo, winners, Yoshio Taniguchi, from left, Japanese architect, Martha Argerich, Argentine pianist, Merce Cunningham, front, American choreographer, Robert Ryman, American artist, and Issey Miyake, Japanese designer, of the 2005 Prince Takamatsu Memorial World Culture Award "the 17th Praemium Imperiale," pose for photographers during a press conference in Tokyo. Ryman, a minimalist known for experimenting with varying shades of white, has died at age 88. A spokeswoman for Pace Gallery, which represented him, says Ryman died Friday night, Feb. 8, 2019, at his New York City home. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara, File)
February 09, 2019 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The artist Robert Ryman, a minimalist known for experimenting with varying shades of white, has died at age 88. A spokeswoman for Pace Gallery, which represented him, says Ryman died Friday night at his New York City home. No cause was given. Ryman was born in Nashville, Tennessee...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 2, 2017 file photo, chief curator Amy Scott pauses for photos with a painting titled "First Streak of Dawn" by Frank Tenney Johnson at the Autry Museum of the American West, in Los Angeles. A federal judge in Nevada has thrown out a defamation suit on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, a Western art collector, Gerald Peters of New Mexico, filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery because they claimed a different 1937 cowboy painting Peters sold for $750,000 - "The Sun and the Rain" - was not one of Johnson's original works. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 14, 2018 - 2:21 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake. The judge in Reno dismissed the lawsuit last...
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July 22, 2018 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker filled with paintings for $15,000 says he got more than he bargained for. He found half a dozen paintings he believes were done by artist Willem de Kooning, whose works have sold for millions of...
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July 20, 2018 - 2:42 pm
ROME (AP) — Police in northern Italy have recovered two paintings stolen in 2017, a Renoir and a Rubens. Carabinieri art-squad police displayed the paintings for reporters Friday in Monza, a city in the northern Lombardy regional of Italy. Investigators allege the works were stolen in Monza from a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, Cheech Marin speaks while introducing of a display featuring Chicano artwork from his personal collection at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie, Wyo. Months after California legalized recreational marijuana the state is giving stoner comedian Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 5:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Months after California legalized recreational marijuana the state is giving stoner comedian Cheech Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million. It must be fate. The money was tucked away in the $139 billion California budget Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday. The Cheech Marin Center...
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An 800-pound sculpture, titled "Purdue," created by artist Domenic Esposito is displayed outside the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma, Friday, June 22, 2018, in Stamford, Conn. The sculpture was inspired to create by Esposito's brother's battle with addiction. Several state and local governments are suing Purdue Pharma for allegedly using deceptive marketing to boost sales of its opioid painkiller OxyContin, blamed for opioid overdose deaths. (Susan Dunne/Hartford Courant via AP)
June 22, 2018 - 1:23 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon was placed Friday in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid crisis. Artist Domenic Esposito and art gallery owner Fernando...
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April 11, 2018 - 1:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — British artist Gillian Ayres, whose abstract works celebrated shape and color, has died at 88. The Alan Cristea Gallery, which represented her, says Ayres died "peacefully" in the hospital Wednesday near her home in southwest England. Gallery-owner Alan Cristea said "as a female...
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March 15, 2018 - 2:01 pm
BERLIN (AP) — 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. The dpa news agency reported Thursday the two men, aged 45 and 72, received...
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