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Post image for Vandal Who Smashed Colorado Town Sculpture “Destroyed the Fun”

A public sculpture in Durango, Colorado, that has divided and entertained residents of the small town since its installation last August was destroyed earlier this week and the vandal remains at large, according to the Durango Herald.

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Post image for LA Times Drops Political Cartoonist After Blog Post About Police

LOS ANGELES — Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times terminated its relationship with political cartoonist Ted Rall based on “serious questions about the accuracy” of a May 11 blog post by him

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Post image for Surprise, Women’s History Museum Actually Devoted to Jack the Ripper!

The founder of the controversial, soon-to-open Jack the Ripper Museum — initially presented as a museum that celebrates women in London’s East End — is defending his vision of it as a site to explore local women’s history and stories.

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Post image for Australian Politician Steals Obama “Hope” Poster Design for Garish Graphic

Australian senator Jacqui Lambi recently produced her own portrait that riffs off the famous Obama poster, but with the words “TRUST” instead of “HOPE.”

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on July 28, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: terrifying golden head sculptures stolen from a British festival, an alleged thief blames museum’s flimsy security for his thievery, and ancient ivory penis carvings turn up missing from an antiques store.

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Post image for Artist Proposes Adding Stone Carving of Outkast to Confederate Monument

Now that surveying and debating the fates of Confederate monuments around the US has become a national pastime, an artist has proposed a spottieottiedopaliscious solution for one of the most egregious and seemingly immovable.

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Post image for Dissident Artist Convinces Russian Detective to Quit His Job

A Russian police investigator interrogates a detained political artist, with the end result being that the detective — his eyes opened to the state’s abuses of power — renounces his badge.

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Post image for Bank Offers Art-Buying Classes for Heirs and Heiresses

According to Bloomberg, Citigroup is hoping to prevent losses by teaching the heirs of its wealthiest bank customers how to invest in art.

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Post image for Real Estate Developers Sue Oakland Over New Public Art Ordinance

Real estate developers are suing the city of Oakland over a new law that requires them to set aside funds to commission and install public art in new residential and commercial buildings.

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Post image for Swiss City Grooms for First Nude Public Performance Art Festival

On August 21, the world’s first official, naked public performance art festival will occur in the streets of Biel, Switzerland, featuring projects from 18 international artists.

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