Frescoes in the Gothic Hall of Santi Quattro Coronati convent Rome

Rome may be a mecca for Medieval art, but it isn’t every day that conservationists there discover a trove of long-lost frescoes dating to the 1240s.

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Post image for Gilbert & George’s Sculptural Life on Film

“Art for All” is at the core of artist duo Gilbert & George’s work, a slogan they champion in aiming to break from the trappings of an art scene they find elitist.

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Magician Matthew Holtzclaw at Decoding Alibis

Last Wednesday, the Museum of Modern Art’s latest PopRally, Decoding Alibis, filled the galleries of the institution’s massive Sigmar Polke retrospective. Sponsored by Hyperallergic, the event offered a new and interactive way to view Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010.

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Cai Guo-Qiang's

On July 17, a fishing boat traveled down China’s Huangpu River piled with 99 distressed stuffed animals. Camels, pandas, polar bears, leopards, and zebras clung helplessly to the dilapidated hull.

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Madeline, the smallest of the “twelve little girls in two straight lines” who lived in “an old house in Paris that was covered in vines,” was born in Manhattan. In Pete’s Tavern on Irving Place in 1938, Ludwig Bemelmans scrawled those first rhyming lines that would introduce his petite heroine of the Madeline books.

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Hyperallergic group in front of Art Southampton

Last Saturday, a diverse group of art enthusiasts, collectors, gallerists, art advisors, museum professionals, and artists joined Hyperallergic for a day trip to the Hamptons.

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“Let up before your nerves get Tired, Tense” ad

In terms of breadth and controversy, two 20th-century advertising campaigns are almost unrivaled: the drive to sell cigarettes and the backlash to get people to stop smoking. Selling Smoke: Tobacco Advertising and Anti-smoking Campaigns at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University presents these dual crusades side-by-side.

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Jeff Koons on Charlie Rose

When last we visited Charlie Rose, he was baffling Richard Serra by asking the artist hypothetical questions about being himself. Last night Rose had another Monumental Male Artist on the show, Jeff Koons — because, as Rose says, Koons is “having a moment.”

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Fountain by Alain Mila repainted without the artist's permission

French municipalities are mistreating the public works they commission under a national “1% for art” program, with one going so far as to recently repaint a sculpture without the artist’s approval, Libération reported.

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Post image for Giving Indigenous Stories a Voice Against Stereotypes in Video Games

From inhumanly buff, tribally vague warriors in combat games to targets in cowboys- versus-Indians epics, video game representations of indigenous people have been spotty at best.

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