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Post image for Deal the Colors of the Rainbow with a New Playing Card Deck

Centuries of use haven’t changed the standard deck of playing cards much. A new version designed by Fredericks & Mae puts all 54 cards on the color spectrum in a fanning rainbow.

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by Tiernan Morgan on April 24, 2015

Christo,

This week in art news: Christo unveiled plans for a new project, two publications explore Le Corbusier’s links to fascism, a trove of WPA art was found in a library, and Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter” passed away.

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Post image for Student Accused of Rape by Mattress-Carrying Artist Sues Columbia University

A student has filed a lawsuit against Columbia University, its board of trustees, Columbia President Lee Bollinger, and art professor Jon Kessler, over Emma Sulkowicz’s senior thesis project.

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Post image for An Exhibition of Art Seized During Corruption Raids in Brazil

A Brazilian museum has opened an exhibition of art seized amid the largest corruption scandal in its country’s history.

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Post image for Kenyan Government Denounces the Country’s Venice Biennale Pavilion

Outrage had been growing within Kenya’s artistic community ever since it was announced that only one Kenyan had been selected to represent the country at this year’s biennale.

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Post image for Outrage in China Over Replicas of Its Own Historic Sites

Controversy has erupted over two replicas of important heritage sites in China, a country famous for its many reproductions of other nations’ famous structures.

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Post image for Report on the State of Humanities Is Cautiously Optimistic

Amid much handwringing about the future of books and arts, the Academy of American Arts and Sciences released its annual report on the state of the humanities last week.

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Post image for The French Love Hearts, Canadians Prefer Poop, and Other Emoji Trends

A new report breaking down emoji use by country and language found that hearts make up 55% of emoji typed by French speakers. That’s four times the international average.

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Post image for Paris Pledges €80 Million to Fix Historic Buildings, but Much More Is Needed

The city of Paris will spend €80 million (~$85.9 million) over the next five years fixing up and restoring the 96 historic buildings it is responsible for maintaining.

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Post image for Artist Who Furtively Photographed His Neighbors Wins in Court, Again

Last week, a New York State appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that exonerated photographer Arne Svenson against claims of privacy invasion, Photo District News reported.

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