August 3, 1986 |
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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February 26, 2009 |
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.
July 26, 2008 |
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.
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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.
May 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK - "A snake swallowing an elephant" is how the Chinese artist Wu Guanzhong described himself. The snake was the Chinese artist in him, and the elephant was Western art. The stylistic fusion that made him one of China'sleading modern artists is on view at the Asia Society Museum here in "Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong," which also reflects the artist's long life amid the turmoil of China's 20th century. Wu died in 2010 at 90, and these works from his last decades - depicting nature and architecture, some more naturalistic, others mostly abstract - show his easy cohabitation of two cultural hemispheres.
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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.
September 7, 2013 |
The capital is full of portraits of government officials, sometimes more than one of the same person. Elliot Richardson has four - one for each department he headed in the 1970s, including the Defense Department, where he was secretary for just four months. Donald H. Rumsfeld has two on display at the Pentagon, one for each of his stints as Defense secretary. Scores of others - Cabinet members, congressional leaders, heads of agencies such as NASA and the National Science Foundation and military leaders - are immortalized in oil paintings, an enduring tradition that has become part of the nation's historical record.