Visual arts

FILE - This Sept. 16, 2016 file image made from a video shows the 18-karat toilet, titled "America," by Maurizio Cattelan in the restroom of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Thieves have stolen the solid gold toilet worth up to 1 million pounds from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The toilet, the work of Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being on show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. (AP Photo, File)
September 14, 2019 - 1:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born. The toilet, valued at roughly 1 million pounds ($1.25 million), was the work of Italian artist Maurizio...
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FILE - This Jan. 16, 2015, file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field, in Bakersfield, Calif. Some Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for fracking bans. It may play well with some of the party’s base, but it could be risky. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 10, 2019 - 6:13 pm
DENVER (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. Must-win Pennsylvania has gotten an economic boost from fracking, the technique used by the energy industry to extract oil and gas from rock...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank appears at the opening of the exhibition featuring his work, "Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2016," at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in New York. Frank, one of the 20th century's greatest photographers, has died at age 94. Frank died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, The New York Times reports, citing Peter MacGill, whose Manhattan gallery has represented Frank's work since 1983. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
September 10, 2019 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Frank, a giant of 20th-century photography whose seminal book "The Americans" captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died. He was 94. Frank died Monday in Inverness, on...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 photo, incarcerated filmmaker Robert poses for a portrait at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pa. Eastern State Penitentiary, a former prison that's now a museum in Philadelphia is showcasing the work of currently incarcerated filmmakers, projecting the animated shorts onto its outside walls. The new exhibit titled “Hidden Lives Illuminated” offers a glimpse into the lives of these inmates to passersby and museum visitors alike. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 09, 2019 - 10:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ezra has been locked up for about 45 years. In that time, he's taken the opportunities he's been given in prison, grown from them and feels like he's turned his life around. He heard about a program at the Chester State Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison for men...
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The latest fashion creation from Brandon Maxwell is modeled during New York Fashion Week, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 08, 2019 - 8:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell has had quite the year. The designer joined the cast of "Project Runway" as a judge, had some of the most famous women in Hollywood wear his designs and he accompanied his best friend, Lady Gaga, to the Met Gala, changing her four times on the red carpet during...
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Fashion from Longchamp is modeled Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 08, 2019 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Longchamp doesn't want to be remembered as exclusively French. Though artistic director Sophie Delafontaine is a proud Parisian, she said she wants the brand to embody an international spirit. And what better way to show that spirit than bringing a collection to New York inspired by...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the official opening of the new Bauhaus Museum, built for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, in Dessau, Germany Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
September 08, 2019 - 9:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — The eastern German city of Dessau marked the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus school of design Sunday with the opening of a new museum featuring a collection of exhibits and objects that tie in with the movement's iconic buildings. Chancellor Angela Merkel told a crowd at the opening...
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The Christian Siriano collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 07, 2019 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion lovers contend that it's not just a business, but also a true art. Christian Siriano made that argument in a literal way Saturday by bringing an actual artist to his runway, putting the finishing touches on her paintings as models strutted by. Artist Ashley Longshore went...
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This November 2018 photo provided by Margo Peyton shows, from left, Diana Ademic, Berenice Felipa, Steve Salika and Tia Salika enjoying a dive during their 2018 Thanksgiving vacation trip at a Kids Sea Camp week at Buddy Dive Resort off Bonaire, a Netherlands-administered island in the Leeward Antilles off the coast of Venezuela. All four were aboard the dive boat Conception and all died in the fire that swept the vessel on Sept. 2, 2019 off the coast of Southern California. (Margo Peyton via AP)
September 07, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Less than a year ago, Tia Salika was wearing an animal-print scuba suit and posing for a photograph in the depths of the iridescent blue ocean off South America with her parents and her best friend. So it seemed only fitting that the high schooler would celebrate her 17th birthday with another...
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The HALZ collection is modeled during the dapperQ fashion show at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
September 06, 2019 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In celebration of gender-fluid fashion, the queer-style digital magazine dapperQ threw a runway party at the start of New York Fashion Week. The site filled the Beaux-Arts Court of the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday night with invited guests and nearly 2,000 members of the public. It...
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