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Stolen Van Gogh paintings return to Amsterdam after 14 years

  BY MIKE CORDER AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen in a smash-and-grab heist more than 14 years ago went...

Klimt painting sells for $59M in bumper London auction week

  LONDON (AP) — An exuberant floral landscape by Gustav Klimt has sold at auction for almost 48 million pounds — the third-highest price ever...

Nazi’s son returns art that his family looted in Poland

BY MONIKA SCISLOWSKA WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The son of a Nazi official has returned three artworks that his family had looted from the southern...

AP Exclusive: Unusual Magritte could hit $17.5M at auction

  LONDON (AP) — One of the largest paintings by Surrealist master Rene Magritte could set a record for the artist when it is goes...

GOP lawmaker says Capitol pig painting coming down

  BY KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP congressman reported Friday that a painting stirring controversy on Capitol Hill will be taken down Tuesday after...

Frigid northern China hosts snow and ice sculpture festival

HARBIN, China (AP) — The city of Harbin in China's frigid northeast is hosting one of the world's largest festivals featuring ice sculptures of...

Museum getting a massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes

  BY KELLY P. KISSEL BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes is coming to Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum of American...

17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches

BY COLLEEN BARRY VERONA, Italy (AP) — Seventeen masterpieces valued at 17 million euros ($17.7 million) were returned to Italy from Ukraine on Wednesday after...

Historical society, artist preserve ‘Subway Therapy’ notes

  NEW YORK (AP) — The subway sticky notes that New Yorkers used to express their thoughts about the future of the nation after last...

Poland in talks to buy da Vinci, other works from owners

  WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Culture Ministry says it is making efforts to preserve for the nation one of Europe's most precious private art...

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Ohio family members plead for tips to solve massacre of 8

  BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tearful family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio...