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August 3, 1986 | Associated Press
Thieves carried off 25 oil paintings, including works by Pablo Picasso, and other objects worth nearly $2 million from an office building in Oldenburg, police said Saturday. They took the paintings, silverware and a valuable rug from the fourth and fifth floors before dawn Friday after disconnecting an alarm system, said an Oldenburg police spokesman. Oldenburg is about 30 miles east of Kiel in northern West Germany.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2009 | Susannah Rosenblatt
Authorities Wednesday arrested a fugitive living under an alias in Las Vegas, a decade after he allegedly stole more than a quarter of a million dollars' worth of art from Laguna Beach galleries, officials said. Joseph Michael Killebrew, 50, was charged with four counts of grand theft and faces a maximum of eight years and four months in prison. According to Orange County prosecutors, Killebrew reported to San Diego police in April 1999 that crystal, sculptures and oil paintings were missing from his San Diego County home.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Chinese censors are forcing some art galleries to delay shows, including two with works by Andy Warhol and depicting the Dalai Lama, as the government tries to control the capital's appearance during the Olympic Games. Galleri Faurschou said it postponed this weekend's show of Warhol's art because censors deemed it inappropriate to exhibit foreign works during China's biggest public event. Xin Beijing Art Gallery said it scrapped a weekend display of Ma Baozhong's work because censors found fault with his oil paintings of the Dalai Lama and former president Jiang Zemin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1997
The work of the Hollywood movie artist who inspired "Jurassic Park" is now on display at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Artist William Stout's exhibit opens to the public today and will run through Feb. 22. The show includes 20 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings depicting the dinosaurs, penguins, whales and other wildlife of Antartica's past and present.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2009 | Christopher Knight
Arguably, watercolor was the most important medium sustained by American painters struggling with the new demands and untried possibilities of Modernism in the first half of the 20th century. Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin, Charles Sheeler, Marsden Hartley, Max Weber, Charles Demuth -- whatever artistic achievements they and many others certainly had are unthinkable without their work in pigments suspended in water and laid down on paper. And for some of them, watercolors represented the pinnacle of their accomplishments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2010
Wu Guanzhong Leading Chinese modernist painter Wu Guanzhong, 90, known as one of the fathers of modern Chinese art for combining Western and Chinese elements in black and white oil paintings, died June 25 in Beijing. The cause was not announced. "He was an inspiration for many Chinese artists, even to this day, and one of the most important forces in modern Chinese art," said Tan Ping, vice president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Born in China's eastern province of Jiangsu in 1919, Wu left to study western painting at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts in Paris in 1947.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1989 | MARLENA DONOHUE
German artist Ole Jurgen Fischer creates energetic abstract oil paintings crammed with patterns and shapes that hint at things we are familiar with. Formidable scale, low luminosity colors and helter-skelter imagery strewn across the canvases then obliterated with quick marks and broad swatches of paint heighten the dense, mysterious tone.
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