The ancient Buddha statue displayed at the High Commission of India in London Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, during a ceremony to hand it back to India, 57-years after it was stolen from an Indian museum and found its way to UK's art dealer market. Police returned the 12-century bronze Buddha statue during a ceremony Wednesday in London marking India's Independence Day. (AP Photo/Nishat Ahmed)
August 15, 2018 - 8:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Police in London have returned a 12th century statue of Buddha to India after recovering it 57 years after it was stolen. Police handed over the bronze statue with silver inlay during a ceremony Wednesday in London marking India's Independence Day. The Buddha was one of 14 statues...
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A statue of the comic strip character Archie sits on a park bench, created by sculptor Valery Mahuchy, as it was unveiled in Community Park, Meredith, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, as part of the town's 250th anniversary celebration. Archie illustrator Bob Montana lived in Meredith for 35 years and worked many local residents and scenes into the comic strip until his death in 1975 at age 54. Posing with the statue are Montana's children, Paige, Donald, Raymond, and Lynn. (Tom Caldwell/Laconia Daily Sun via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 5:02 pm
MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — A life-size bronze statue of a red-haired, freckle-faced Archie is now greeting visitors at a New Hampshire town in honor of a local man who drew the comic book character and his group of wholesome teenage friends. Bob Montana illustrated Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead...
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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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Seth Stokes
June 19, 2018 - 10:18 am
GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Greenville community will memorialize the work of Greenville native and Furman University graduate Richard W. “Dick” Riley through a sculpture representing his extraordinary public leadership and commitment to quality education for all children. The City of Greenville invited a...
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A statue of Jesus and reliefs are seen at Red Bank Baptist Church in Lexington, S.C., on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The church wants to remove the art , saying it appears to send a Catholic message. (Christina L. Myers/Associated Press)
June 10, 2018 - 2:00 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A statue of Jesus that a Baptist church in South Carolina voted to remove because the congregation deemed it too Catholic has found a new home. The hand-carved, 7-foot (2-meter) statue and accompanying reliefs depicting scenes from Christ's life have been displayed outside the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2009, file photo, artist Robert Indiana poses at his studio in Vinalhaven, Maine. Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series, died from respiratory failure Saturday, May 19, 2018, at his home in Maine, Indiana's attorney said. He was 89. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)
May 22, 2018 - 9:57 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana was the man behind the 1960s "LOVE" series and the famous sculpture in Philadelphia. But the curator of a museum that exhibited his life's works in 2013 says the artist who died Saturday at his home off the coast of Maine never found the type of...
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Roger Strauch, a representative for the heirs of German-Jewish newspaper publisher Rudolf Mosse, poses in front of the marble sculpture Susanna by the artist Reinhold Begas at the 'Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The sculpture, once belonged to Jewish-German newspaper publisher Rudolf Mosse, is one of nine works which restituted from the collections and now are parts of Berlin's state museums. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
May 02, 2018 - 8:17 am
BERLIN (AP) — Several German cultural institutions and the American heirs of a German-Jewish family have presented the first results of their joint efforts to restitute a vast art collection stolen by the Nazis. Berlin's state museums found among their collections nine artworks that the Nazis...
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FILE--In this Jan. 4, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama greets people on the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Honolulu as he travels back to Washington after his annual family vacation. A state Senate committee in Hawaii is calling for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
March 27, 2018 - 8:28 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A state Senate committee in Hawaii on Tuesday called for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts...
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Art patron Erika Hoffmann looks at the art work 'Blaues Zimmer' (Blue room) created 1989 by Isa Genzken as the tours an exhibition in Dresden, eastern Germany, Friday, March 9, 2018. The art work is among the 1200 works of the Hoffmann collection which were donated to the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden. (Oliver Killig/dpa via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 10:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — Dresden's public museums are receiving a major gift in the form of one of the world's most important private art collections, which includes works by American artists Nancy Spero, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. The Dresden State Art Collections said Friday that the Erika and...
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A dog named "Sassi" sits next to a golden statue of a bathrobe-clad Harvey Weinstein, seated atop a couch on the sidewalk along Hollywood Blvd., in Los Angeles Thursday, March 1, 2018. The piece, titled "Casting Couch," is a collaborative effort between a Los Angeles street artist known as Plastic Jesus and Joshua "Ginger" Monroe, creator of the nude Donald Trump statue. Plastic Jesus said the piece was meant to shine a light on the entertainment industry's sexual misconduct crisis and the disgraced movie mogul's prominent role in it. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 02, 2018 - 1:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A golden statue of a bathrobe-clad Harvey Weinstein, seated regally atop a couch with an Oscar in hand, took up temporary sidewalk residence close to the site of Sunday's Academy Awards. "Casting Couch" is a collaborative work between a Los Angeles street artist known as Plastic...
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