Los Angeles art dealer gets jail for bilking clients out of $1 million


LOS ANGELES A former Los Angeles art dealer who prosecutors say embezzled more than $1 million from clients including former Walt Disney Co President Michael Ovitz was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail.

Japanese interactive art exhibition dazzles Beijing

BEIJING A new digital interactive exhibition in Beijing allows visitors to create their own art and see it immediately reflected in the work being displayed around them.

Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say

BOSTON A West Virginia man was arrested on Monday and charged with fraudulently claiming he could sell some of the $500 million in artwork stolen from a Boston museum a quarter century ago, even though he had no access to the long-sought masterpieces.

Mural of saintly pope kissing devilish Trump appears in Rome

ROME A life-size mural depicting Pope Francis with a saintly halo kissing U.S. President Donald Trump sprouting devil's horns appeared on a wall near the Vatican on Thursday, less than two weeks before they are due to meet.

London exhibition celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd

A new exhibition celebrating the career of Pink Floyd, featuring a raft of memorabilia and tributes to the rock group's famously surreal iconography, opens in London on Sunday. | Video

Stirring portraits of communist Albania's women recall different reality

ATHENS Three women stare down from the gallery wall - colorful, defiant and imbued with a spirit of working for the many not the few.

Romanian museum celebrates the creativity of kitsch

BUCHAREST Visitors to Romania who yearn for a taste of communist era kitsch now have an entire museum to enjoy.

If London were Aleppo - Buckingham Palace destroyed, 4.3 million dead or displaced

BERLIN The bullet-riddled, bombed-out buildings of Aleppo may bear little resemblance to London's gleaming skyscrapers but the two cities once had much in common, something German artist Hans Hack has seized on to bring home the reality of war. | Video

New CERN particle accelerator may help both doctors and art sleuths

GENEVA A new particle accelerator unveiled at CERN, the European physics research center, is expected to spawn portable accelerators that could help doctors treat cancer patients and experts analyze artwork.

Street artist Banksy tackles Brexit in Dover mural

LONDON British street artist Banksy has taken on Brexit with a mural of a workman chipping away one of the 12 gold stars on the flag of the European Union on a wall in Dover, the ferry port that connects England with Calais in France.

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