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Post image for A Leader of Attacks on Timbuktu Shrines Convicted of War Crime

In a historic decision today, the International Criminal Court convicted an individual who destroyed cultural heritage of committing a war crime.

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LONDON — The irony of oil company BP sponsoring the British Museum’s current exhibition Sunken Cities will have been lost on few.

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This Nude Statue of Donald Trump Could Be Yours!

by Claire Voon on September 23, 2016

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One of the infamous nude Trump sculptures that street art collective INDECLINE recently planted across the country could be yours to keep and hand down as a historic, horrific family keepsake.

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Post image for Shoddy Restoration Smooths Over a Stretch of China’s Great Wall

How do you repair crumbling, centuries-old sections of the Great Wall of China?

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on September 23, 2016

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This week in art news: Ai Weiwei’s lawyer was jailed for 12 years, a fire tore through Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Art, and a statue of Vladimir Lenin was removed from the East Village.

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Post image for Gowanus Artists Are Evicted from Building, and Trash Pickup Suddenly Halts [UPDATED]

Garbage has been piling up for weeks in the halls of 112 2nd Avenue.

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Post image for Mary Reid Kelley, Joyce J. Scott, and Other Art Worlders Win MacArthur “Genius Grants”

Several artists are among the just-announced winners of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships, often called “genius grants.”

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Post image for Court Orders Marina Abramović to Pay Ulay and Give Him Credit for Their Art

After almost a year of legal negotiations with Marina Abramović, Ulay will now receive payment and full accreditation for works he created with his former partner.

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Post image for Appropriated Images of Black People Spark Boycott of St. Louis Museum [UPDATED]

Kelley Walker’s solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis features photographs of black men and women smeared with chocolate and toothpaste that have triggered a public boycott of the institution.

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Post image for Activists in LA’s Boyle Heights Serve Galleries with Eviction Notices

LOS ANGELES — “No one is an innocent actor in the fine art of gentrification,” said a woman with a bandana covering her face, as she stood with dozens of protesters last Saturday evening outside of Museum as Retail Space, a gallery in the Eastside neighborhood of Boyle Heights.

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