Arts industry

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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February 01, 2018 - 12:55 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a story Jan. 31 about Iran's sentencing of an Iranian-American art dealer and his wife to prison, The Associated Press misspelled the wife's last name. It is spelled Neyssari, not Neyssar. A corrected version of the story is below: Group: Iran sentences...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala in New York. Baldwin has settled a lawsuit in which he had accused a prominent New York City art dealer of fraud. The actor tells The New Yorker that gallery owner Mary Boone agreed to write him a “seven-figure check” to settle his allegation that she sold him a copy of a 1996 Ross Bleckner painting called "Sea and Mirror," rather than the original. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
November 13, 2017 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin has settled a lawsuit in which he accused a prominent art dealer of fraud involving a 1996 Ross Bleckner painting. The actor told The New Yorker magazine that gallery owner Mary Boone agreed to write him a "seven-figure check" to settle his allegation she sold him a...
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October 18, 2017 - 6:10 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico art gallery owner and a jewelry supplier have pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges in the sale of fake Native American jewelry that was manufactured in the Philippines, representing the first conviction in a sweeping international investigation. Art...
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August 11, 2017 - 7:36 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than three decades after thieves made off with a valuable painting from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, officials say they have recovered the long sought piece from an antique dealer in New Mexico. The museum that was home to the Willem de Kooning "Woman-Ochre" painting...
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