Laura C. Mallonee

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There’s something about pristine, mountainous landscapes that has inspired some of the tackiest public monuments in recent decades.

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Post image for Snapshots of 20th-Century Artists Living Life

There’s something delightful about seeing famous artists in settings completely unrelated to their art.

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Post image for Escaped Convicts Swapped Celebrity Portrait Paintings for Tools

Art may calm disturbed minds, but Richard Matt’s knack for drawing didn’t keep him from snapping his 72-year-old boss’s neck in 1997.

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Post image for Nude Drawing Classes Are Therapy for Middle-Aged Japanese Virgins

The Hollywood trope of the 40-year-old virgin, lampooned in Steve Carrell’s 2005 film, isn’t a joke in Japan.

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Post image for A Public Art Reflection on #BlackLivesMatter in Baltimore

Inhabitants of Baltimore this week are being confronted by the faces of 42 black artists and activists staring out at them from the city’s walls.

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Post image for ISIS Obliterates Two Early Islamic Tombs at Palmyra

The much-feared destruction of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra has begun.

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Post image for A Photographer Visits the Contemporary Landscape of Thomas Cole’s “The Oxbow”

“[American scenery] has its own peculiar charm — a something not found elsewhere,” the 19th century painter Thomas Cole once wrote.

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Post image for How a Photographer Helped a Georgia Town Desegregate Its Proms

Documentary photographers sometimes wonder what kind of impact their work has, but Gillian Laub knows hers has inspired real change.

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Post image for GIFs That Bring Street Art to Life

A. L. Crego composes playful, bizarre GIFs from other people’s street art.

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Post image for At the Havana Biennial, a Project Reflects on the Legacy of US Sanctions

French artist Didier Faustino offers a poetic reflection at this year’s Havana Biennial on how five decades of sanctions have impacted Cuban youth.

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