• In this 1992 file photo, Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward smiles in front of his iconic sculpture of a revolver with a knotted barrel displayed, as it was unveiled in Malmo, Sweden. Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden’s best-known modern artists and the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot, has died. He was 81. Thomas Millroth, from the Carl Fredrik Reutersward Art Foundation, said the artist died in a hospital in Helsingborg, southwestern Sweden on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. No cause of death was given. (Drago Prvulovic/TT News Agency via AP, file)     SWEDEN OUT

    Reutersward, Swedish sculptor of twisted gun barrel, dies

    HELSINKI (AP) — Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden’s best-known modern artists and the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot, has died at the age of 81.

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  • Michigan artist’s baseball painting sells for $48K

    PLAINWELL, Mich. (AP) — A 100-year-old baseball painting by Plainwell native commercial artist Fletcher Ransom recently sold for $48,000 at an auction.

  • In this May 8, 2013 file photo, Amy Sedaris attends the Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner in New York. Sedaris will be hosting a giveaway of artwork that once hung in Super 8 motel rooms. The art will be given away Wednesday evening at a Manhattan gallery, Openhouse. The brand is redecorating all of its rooms as it undergoes a transformation. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

    Amy Sedaris hosts Super 8 motel art giveaway at NY gallery

    NEW YORK (AP) — You don’t expect to find paintings from motel rooms hanging in a New York art gallery. But Openhouse gallery will be showing art from Super 8 motels and giving it away with help from comedian and lifestyle guru Amy Sedaris.

  • In this April 12, 2016, photo, art restorer Damon LaGarry points out where his recent restoration of a painting at the Double Eagle Restaurant, Mesilla, N.M. C.W. "Buddy" Ritter recently discovered a fleet of ships, a flock of birds, a dog, and several sheep he didn't know he had. And before LaGarry is finished, there will likely be several more surprises turning up in the halls and dining rooms of Ritter's Double Eagle and Peppers restaurants on the Mesilla Plaza. (Jett Loe/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Mesilla eatery gives old art new lease on life

    MESILLA, N.M. (AP) — C.W. “Buddy” Ritter recently discovered a fleet of ships, a flock of birds, a dog, and several sheep he didn’t know he had. And before Damon LaGarry is finished, there will likely be several more surprises turning up in the halls and dining rooms of Ritter’s Double Eagle and Peppers restaurants on the Mesilla Plaza.