Banker found guilty of smuggling Picasso painting from Spain

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court sentenced a former bank president to 18 months in prison on Thursday after finding him guilty of trying to smuggle a painting by Pablo Picasso that was deemed a national ...

From Paris, with love: Rodin's Thinker at Abu Dhabi Louvre

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — His head bent down, chin resting on one hand, a furrowed brow and pressed lips: The Thinker, possibly one of the most famous sculptures of all time, has found a ...

Cynthia Erivo cast as Aretha Franklin in ‘Genius’ season 3

NEW YORK (AP) — National Geographic has found its next “Genius.” The network has tapped Cynthia Erivo to play Aretha Franklin in a third installment of the anthology series. ...

Picasso lithographs in Taiwan museum found to be original copies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Pablo Picasso lithographs found in Taiwan’s National Museum of History (NMH) are believed to be original copies. The four color prints are the “Dove of...

Moscow's Pushkin Museum presents Modernist art treasures

MOSCOW (AP) — Iconic art works by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gaugin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso are among treasures from the early 20th century collection of Russian businessman Sergei Shch...

Madonna offers a needy, trying-too-hard mess of an album

Madonna, "Madame X" (Interscope) These days Madonna is wearing an eyepatch for dubious reasons. But it's her ears that seem to have failed her. The shape-shifting Q...

Agoood transforms charity into service that creates value and does good deeds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mark Yeh (葉文宏), board director of charity managing company Agoood, believes that, “The best kind of charity creates values and provides services instead of just soli...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, April 8, the 98th day of 2019. There are 267 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 8, 19...

Dutch art sleuth recovers Picasso stolen 20 years ago

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch art detective says he has recovered a valuable painting by Pablo Picasso 20 years after it was stolen from a wealthy Saudi's yacht in France. Arthur Brand sa...

John Richardson, critic and Picasso biographer, dies at 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Sir John Richardson, the eminent historian and critic of modern art whose multivolume series on Pablo Picasso drew upon his personal and aesthetic affinity for the Spanish painter and ...

Posthumous Dr. Seuss book coming Sept. 3

NEW YORK (AP) — There is no muse like Dr. Seuss. An unfinished manuscript by the late children's author is the basis for "Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum," coming Sept. 3. Random House Chil...

Man forgets valuable Picasso 'owl jug' on German train

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany are appealing for help in finding a valuable ceramic jug made by Pablo Picasso, after its owner lost it on a train. Federal police said Tuesday that t...

Television's new 'genius' is Aretha Franklin

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ...

Taiwanese billionaire, art collector, aims to build new art museum near Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A prominent art collector and Taiwanese billionaire, Pierre Chen, has revealed that he plans for his foundation to establish a new fine arts museum in northern Taiwan to h...

"Picasso" found under tree in Romania appears to be hoax

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian novelist who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago seems to have been the victim of a prank. ...