Laura C. Mallonee

Olek yarn bombing underwater bomb sculpture

A New York–based artist trying to raise awareness about the ocean’s health is being accused of damaging it. Agata Oleksiak, the yarn artist better-known as Olek, traveled to Cancun earlier this month for an installation highlighting the ocean’s declining shark population, according to La Jornada.

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Post image for Humans, but Not Just of New York

Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton has embarked on a 50-day photographic tour promoting the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, which seek to eliminate the number of people living on less than $1.25 by 2015, among other aims.

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A public art installation by Sergei Zakharov

Pro-Russian rebels have abducted an artist in eastern Ukraine, the International Business Times reported.

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Post image for Marfa’s Art World Gentrification Is Pushing Out Long-Time Residents

After Donald Judd moved to Marfa, Texas in 1971, he quickly transformed the cow-town into the art world’s desert outpost, much to the chagrin of some locals.

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'Bloodflames Revisited' at Paul Kasmin Gallery

A big part of the art world is art history, and nowhere is that clearer than in the recent spate of exhibition revivals.

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Post image for Discovering Tutankhamun with Photographer Harry Burton

In 1922, the Egyptologist Howard Carter asked the Metropolitan Museum of Art to lend him the services of Harry Burton, a photographer then working for the Museum’s Egyptian expedition.

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Perciles' cup

Traditionally known as the “first citizen of Athens,” Pericles was a lover of art and literature, and a driving force behind the Parthenon’s construction. Now, archeologists in the modern Greek capital claim to have discovered the statesman’s wine cup, according to the Greek newspaper Ta Nea.

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Inside El Salvador's presidential residence

Salvadorans can now enjoy art where their former leaders once wined and dined. Opting to live at home during his time in office, newly elected President Salvador Sánchez Cerén has turned the Presidential House in San Salvador’s upscale neighborhood of Escalon into an art gallery, featuring works by 45 local painters and sculptors.

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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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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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