• In this Friday, April 29, 2016 photo, "Mandolin with Partition (The Banjo)," center, by Georges Braque is on display next to 'Young Woman with a Rose," right by Amedeo Modigliani, and "Seated Woman" by Pablo Picasso during the press preview of "Bound to Fail" at Christie's auction house in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Big art auctions open in NYC next week

    NEW YORK (AP) — A sculpture of a kneeling Hitler and two rare Fauve period paintings are among the offerings at the impressionist, modern and contemporary evening art auctions in New York next week.

  • 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.