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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Somewhere in the city, there are white Mercedes Benzes, peace signs, and hearts floating up into the sky.

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In Laura Lima’s current exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami — the Brazilian artist’s first solo museum show in the US — a braided, blue industrial nylon rope snakes through the building’s massive atrium, crawling over its white columns and beams to form an imposing, tangled web.

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Post image for Mural in Abandoned Philly Building Becomes Wall Art for Future Condo

Real estate developers whitewashing or tearing down walls covered in graffiti is a familiar narrative, but it appears we may have reached such an advanced stage in the cooptation of street art that those days will soon be at an end.

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After more than 150 years of documenting the faces and landscapes of India, a photo studio that many considered the world’s oldest in operation has shuttered.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on June 28, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a Florida man beheaded a 13th-century statue, a man was arrested under suspicion of stealing a trailer full of blue-chip art, and a 300-pound sculpture of a bear turned up 700 miles from where it went missing.

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Post image for Artist Combs the Planet for Best van Gogh Lookalike

Calling all bearded redheads: Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland is searching for Vincent van Gogh’s closest lookalike.

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Post image for Australian Arts Community Campaigns Against Federal Budget Cuts

Waving signs that read, “Art changes lives,” “Art bites back,” and “Value artists,” a crowd on Friday, June 17 swarmed outside the Sydney office of Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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Post image for The Yes Men Launch Parody NRA Site to Donate Guns to “Less Fortunate” Americans [UPDATED]

A website called Share the Safety has been making rounds on the internet over the past few days, stirring outrage as it purports to be a joint effort between the National Rifle Association and arms manufacturer Smith & Wesson to donate a gun to a “less fortunate” US citizen for every gun bought.

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Post image for President Obama Declares Stonewall Inn First National Monument to LGBTQ History

Today the beige Stetson hats of the National Parks Service (NPS) will start appearing at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, as the site was declared a national monument on Friday.

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Post image for Vietnamese Artists Respond to Marine Disaster Through #IChooseFish

In early April, a disturbing sight appeared on the central Vietnamese coast.

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