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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FILE - In this Nov. 21 2016 file photo, American artist Jeff Koons poses next to the illustrations of his work names "Bouquet of Tulips" during an event at the American embassy in Paris. Several figures in the French art world signed an open letter earlier this month urging the city to reject the "Bouquet of Tulips" sculpture, calling it inappropriate and calling Koons too commercially driven. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
January 30, 2018 - 4:26 pm
PARIS (AP) — American artist Jeff Koons met with the French culture minister Tuesday amid a debate over a monumental sculpture he plans to offer Paris as a memorial to victims of the 2015 terror attacks. Two dozen people from the worlds of French art and entertainment signed an open letter this...
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A drone hovers as a statue of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II is relocated at the Grand Egyptian Museum near the great Pyramids, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The museum is scheduled to open later this year. Arabic at top reads, "long live Egypt." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 25, 2018 - 11:24 am
CAIRO (AP) — With much fanfare, Egypt on Thursday placed the ancient statue of one of its most famous pharaohs, Ramses II, in the entrance hall of a new antiquities' museum under construction near the pyramids of Giza, just outside Cairo. This was fourth time the statue, which dates back 3,300...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2015, file photo, a young man climbs on a sculpture by Robert Indiana, at JFK Plaza, commonly known as Love Park, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia officials hoping to sell engraved blocks from the original Love Park, but they learned that they didn’t have the right to sell the granite keepsakes. A spokeswoman for the city’s parks department said Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, that they incorrectly assumed they had permission to sell the small souvenirs, which are marked with the iconic lettering of Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 24, 2017 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials hoping to sell engraved blocks from the original Love Park on Friday were surprised to learn about an hour before the granite keepsakes went up for grabs that they didn't have the right to sell them. A spokeswoman for the city's parks department said...
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Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout poses for photographs in front of his sculpture "Domestikator", displayed in the plaza outside the Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. The Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris has unveiled a provocative sculpture meant to represent the domestication of the earth by humanity. The huge sculpture, made of cubical metal containers, suggests two human figures having sexual intercourse, and the Louvre Museum ruled it too obscene to display in the nearby Tuileries Gardens as part of the FIAC contemporary art exhibition.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 18, 2017 - 2:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — A huge sculpture deemed too obscene for the regal gardens of the Louvre Museum has found a new home at Paris' edgier Pompidou Center. The art work was unveiled Tuesday in front of the Pompidou modern art museum. The piece, made of cubical containers, suggests an abstract pair having...
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October 12, 2017 - 2:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A husband and wife from Colorado have dropped their bid to prevent a 2,300-year-old marble bull's head from being returned to the Republic of Lebanon, where New York prosecutors say it had been stolen during the country's civil war in 1981. The sculpture had been on loan to the...
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Marcus Martin, right, hugs his fiance Marissa Blair, left, during a memorial for Heather Heyer Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va. Martin pushed his fiance out of the way of the vehicle that killed Heyer last Saturday. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP, Pool)
August 17, 2017 - 8:08 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted into deadly violence (all times local): 8 p.m. A sculpture made by a Baltimore artist that was placed on the platform of a statue of Confederate leaders that had removed earlier in the...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, Chris Cornell poses for a portrait to promote his latest album, "Higher Truth," during a music video shoot in Agoura Hills, Calif. Cornell's widow told The Seattle Times for a story published Aug. 9, 2017, that she has commissioned a statue of the late Soundgarden frontman to be placed in his home town of Seattle. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP, File)
August 10, 2017 - 9:00 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Cornell's widow says she has commissioned a statue of the late Soundgarden frontman to be placed in his home town of Seattle. Vicky Cornell tells The Seattle Times ( ) she has hired artist and sculptor Wayne Toth to create the memorial that will take about...
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