(All images by Lauren Purje for Hyperallergic)

Droit de suite is the notion that artists, their heirs, and estates, should receive an Artist Resale Royalty every time one of their works is subsequently resold. American artists and legislators have been actively battling to introduce a national ARR for almost half a century. Here is our illustrated introduction.

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Post image for The Queer Matter of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

A not-so-minor detail was left out of a recent New York Times review of Robert Wilson’s reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Sonnets at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM): The sonnets were the gayest thing the Bard ever wrote.

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Post image for NASA Releases Audio of Space Exploration into the Public Domain

A cosmic collection of sounds from space exploration is now available in the public domain. NASA has launched a sound library starting with over 60 samples of mission control, rockets firing, Sputnik beeping along in orbit, and the eerie harmonies of the universe.

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Does travel help boost creativity?

Last week, we all got a little jealous when we heard that the creative agency ThinkPARALLAX gave its employees $1,500 each and an extra day off to travel the world in search of inspiration. “As owners of a creative agency, we’re always thinking about how to inspire creativity,” a blog post by the firm’s founders read. “Rather than send employees to conferences or a local museum, we thought, what if our whole team is ‘forced’ to travel to a place they’ve never been, to immerse themselves in a new culture and gather inspiration?”

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Post image for Civil War Portraits of the Broken Bodies Sent Home

On the National Museum of Health and Medicine’s Flickr Commons, portraits of wounded Civil War soldiers show the grim resilience, military pride, and shocked resignation in their faces.

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Art in the Loews Hollywood Hotel lobby (photo by Tim Hailand)

The Loews Hollywood Hotel on Los Angeles’s Highland Avenue may look like just another generic hotel, but its lobby benefits from some extra glitter and grit thanks to a pair of large-scale photographs by New York artist Marilyn Minter. Or, rather, its lobby features two large photos tailor-made to look just like Minter’s work, but they are not the genuine article.

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Post image for Your Concise Guide to Exchange Rates Bushwick

Elements both foreign and domestic are soon to descend on the Bushwick section of Brooklyn under the aegis of Exchange Rates, an art exposition featuring artists and galleries imported from a dozen locations — Tacoma to Johannesburg, Glasgow to Beijing — orchestrated by London-based Sluice with local partners Centotto and Theodore:Art.

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Post image for CalArts Students Stage Walkout Over Sexual Assault

Students at the California Institute of the Arts — CalArts, as it’s more popularly known — are staging a walkout at 3 o’clock this afternoon in protest of the school’s handling of sexual assault cases. The action, organized by a group of about 20 students, will be followed by a student-led community meeting in the school’s Main Gallery to discuss the issue.

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Vandalism by Casey Nocket at Crater Lake

A hiker who has been painting portraits on cliffs, rocks, and slopes at national parks in the western United States and posting images of the acrylic compositions on social media is now the subject of a National Park Service (NPS) investigation.

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The ArtReview Power 100 list for 2014

ArtReview has released its annual list of the 100 most powerful people in the contemporary art world and, once again, the only surprising thing about the list is how utterly unsurprising it is.

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