Visual arts

Workers prepare to take down the statue of former Confederate general Robert E. Lee, which stands over 100 feet tall, in Lee Circle in New Orleans, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 19, 2017 - 9:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts. But after decades standing sentinel over this Southern city,...
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CORRECTS TITLE FROM PRESIDENT TO GENERAL Workers prepare to take down the statue of Robert E. Lee, former general of the Confederacy, which stands in Lee Circle in New Orleans, Friday, May 19, 2017. The city is completing the Southern city's removal of four Confederate-related statues that some called divisive. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 19, 2017 - 6:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They are among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts. But after decades standing sentinel over this Southern city, the...
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Flowers sit on a bench at the Sound Garden sculpture, for which the band Soundgarden was named, in Seattle's Magnuson Park in tribute to Chris Cornell, Thursday, May 18, 2017. The sculpture features vertical, organ-like pipes that make sounds depending upon wind direction and speed, and overlooks Lake Washington. Cornell, one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music with his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, hanged himself Wednesday in a Detroit hotel room, according to the city's medical examiner. He was 52. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 19, 2017 - 9:22 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Grief-stricken Chris Cornell fans left flowers at memorials across Seattle for the musician whose forceful, somber songs helped cement the city's place in rock history. One of the locations where people gathered was the Sound Garden art sculpture at a Seattle park, for which Cornell'...
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This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows Jean-Michel Basquiat's Masterpiece "Untitled." Sotheby's said the sale of the artwork Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Manhattan was an auction record for the artist. It also set a record price for an American artist at auction. The 1982 painting depicts a face in the shape of a skull. (Sotheby's via AP)
May 19, 2017 - 1:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby's auction of contemporary art Thursday night. Sotheby's said the sale of "Untitled" was an auction record for the artist. It also set a record price for an American artist at auction. The painting's...
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ADDS COURTESY OF YUSAKU MAEZAWA TO THE SOURCE - This undated photo provided by Yusaku Maezawa via Sotheby's shows Yusaku Maezawa, who bought Jean-Michel Basquiat's Masterpiece "Untitled," Thursday, May 18, 2017. Sotheby's said the sale of the artwork Thursday night in Manhattan was an auction record for the artist. It also set a record price for an American artist at auction. The piece was purchased by noted Japanese collector and entrepreneur Maezawa after a 10-minute bidding war. (Courtesy of Maezawa via Sotheby's via AP)
May 18, 2017 - 10:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby's auction of contemporary art Thursday night. Sotheby's said the sale of "Untitled" was an auction record for the artist. It also set a record price for an American artist at auction. The painting's...
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May 16, 2017 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City museum has installed John Singer Sargent's painting depicting British soldiers wounded in a World War I gas attack. The American artist's 8-foot by 12-foot (2.4-meter by 3.6-meter) oil on canvas titled "Gassed" was mounted Tuesday in the New-York Historical Society's...
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"Seated Ballerina", center, the public art exhibition of a 45-foot tall inflatable nylon sculpture depicting a seated ballerina from artist Jeff Koons' Antiquity series, is displayed at Rockefeller Center after it was unveiled Friday May 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews).
May 12, 2017 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A massive inflatable ballerina created by artist Jeff Koons is the latest public art installation at New York's Rockefeller Center. The 45-foot (14-meter) work is called "Seated Ballerina." It was unveiled Friday and will be on display through June 2. The nylon sculpture is based on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2007, file photo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs during the final dress rehearsal for the opera "Eugene Onegin" in New York. Hvorostovsky made a surprise appearance Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Metropolitan Opera gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company's move to Lincoln Center in 1966. Hvorostovsky has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada, File)
May 08, 2017 - 6:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dmitri Hvorostovsky walked stiffly toward the center of the stage after the surprise announcement by Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb. The 54-year-old Russian withdrew in December from all staged opera performances because treatment for a brain tumor diagnosed in June...
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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron holds hands with his wife Brigitte during a victory celebration outside the Louvre museum in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Speaking to thousands of supporters from the Louvre Museum's courtyard, Macron said that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 07, 2017 - 6:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential runoff Sunday between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Australia's prime minister has congratulated French president-elect Emmanuel Macron on what he described as an "historic election win...
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People wave French flags at the Louvre museum where Emmanuel Macron is planning to celebrate, Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Paris.Thousands of supporters of French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron have let out a big cheer when national television called the presidential election in his favor based on poll projections. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 07, 2017 - 4:52 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential runoff Sunday between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 10:50 p.m. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron says that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and...
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