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California’s Surfing Madonna Mosaic to Come Down

ENCINITAS, CA (AP).- The artist who created the popular but illegal Surfing Madonna mosaic has agreed to pay the costs of relocating it from public property, it was announced Tuesday. Mark Patterson will pay a $500 fine and all costs to remove the 10-f...

Adrian Villar Rojas Represents Argentina at 54th Venice Biennale

VENICE.- After two months of working in-situ with a team of builders, engineers and sculptors, Adrian Villar Rojas presents The Murderer of Your Heritage, his last installation specially created for the 54th Venice Biennial. The piece is placed in a pr...

Wife Of Detained Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Finds Him Tense, Conflicted...

BEIJING (AP).- Red-eyed and tense, the usually uninhibited and irreverent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei seemed a different man in custody as he sat for what his wife says was a brief, monitored meeting — his first contact with the outside world in 43 d...

Wife Of Detained Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Finds Him Tense, Conflicted...

BEIJING (AP).- Red-eyed and tense, the usually uninhibited and irreverent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei seemed a different man in custody as he sat for what his wife says was a brief, monitored meeting — his first contact with the outside world in 43 d...

Government to Auction "Unabomber" Belongings

By: Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (REUTERS).- "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski's handwritten manifesto against industrialism, his typewriters and other items from his Montana cabin will be sold at auction to benefit his victims, authorities said on Thursday. K...

Memphis Music Landmarks Spared from River Flooding

By: Adrian Sainz, Associated Press Matt Sedensky,Associated Press MEMPHIS, TN (AP).- The Mississippi River rose Monday to levels not seen in Memphis since the 1930s, swamping homes in low-lying neighborhoods and driving hundreds of people from th...

Mexico Returns an Invaluable Archaeological Piece to the Government of Egypt

MEXICO CITY.- An invaluable archaeological piece from Aswan, Egypt, from the Medium Kingdom period (2055-1650 BC), was returned by the Government of Mexico to the Arab nation in a ceremony at the National Museum of Anthropology, where it was safeguarde...

Egypt to Form Special Force to Protect Antiquities

CAIRO (AP).- Egypt's minister of antiquities says a special police force will be set up to protect archaeological sites and museums around the country, following a wave of vandalism and looting. Zahi Hawass told reporters Tuesday that authorities have ...

Jordan Creates World’s Largest Online Antiquities Database at Cost of $1...

AMMAN (AP).- Jordan on Tuesday launched the world's largest online antiquities database, which details every archaeological site in the country and aims to help preserve its treasures. Its creators said the Web platform could be a model for Iraq, wher...

More than 130 International Artists and Writers Threaten Boycott of Guggenheim...

DUBAI (AP).- More than 130 international artists and writers vowed Thursday to boycott a branch of the Guggenheim Museum under construction in Abu Dhabi, unless authorities do more to protect the rights of workers on the site. Human Rights Watch releas...

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