Laura C. Mallonee

Post image for Boat Bearing JR Artwork Rescues Drifting Migrants

Sometimes art and life converge in miraculous ways. That happened last week in the Mediterranean, where drifting migrants were rescued by a cargo ship plastered with an image by French artist JR, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Post image for Jeff Koons Sued by French Ad Guy for Plagiarism

At what point does artistic appropriation become copyright infringement? A Jeff Koons sculpture has reopened the 50-year-old debate.

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Post image for A Design Feast for the Eyes That Entertains the Mind

Most people view Switzerland as the birthplace of nifty pocket knives, cheese with holes, expensive skiing, and Dadaism. But it also gave us the legendary modern furniture company Vitra, as many of the most enthusiastic and/or pretentious of design lovers know.

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Post image for India’s Newest Superhero Is a Rape Victim

From Rolling Stone to Shia LaBeouf, it’s clear America still doesn’t know how to talk about rape.

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Post image for Considering Brazil’s Racial Heritage

The 18th-century Brazilian sculptor Aleijadinho was the mixed-race son of a black slave and one of his country’s most legendary artists. In the gold-rich state of Minas Gerais, where millions lost their lives in the mines, tourists still pay to visit the immaculate baroque churches he embellished.

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Post image for A Scramble to Save Protest Art, from Ferguson to Hong Kong

The protests in Hong Kong and Ferguson, like so many others, were both characterized by a strong presence of artists. Members from both communities are now rallying to save these creations.

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Post image for Miami Gets a Latin American Art Museum, at a High Price

Last week during Art Basel, collector Gary Nader unveiled the design for his new Latin American Art Museum (LAAM), ArchDaily reported. When the 90,000-square-foot space opens in Miami in 2016, it will finally give the “capital of Latin America” an exhibition hall worthy of its nickname.

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Post image for A Memorial to Mexico’s Murdered 43

Like many, Nevada-based artist Javier Sanchez was shaken by the disappearance and state-sanctioned murder of the 43 Mexican students this fall.

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Post image for Weird Funerary Drawings Point to Troubled Period in Egyptian Art

After Egypt was conquered by Persia in 525 BCE, many of its beloved tomb painters were scattered across the empire.

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Post image for The Collections Behind Great Artists

“Artists, as we know, are notorious collectors, but you always wonder what came first, the chicken or the egg.”

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