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Post image for Shepard Fairey Has Lost All Hope in Obama

In the seven years since Shepard Fairey created what might be, to date, the most iconic artwork of the century — the “Hope” poster for Barack Obama’s 2008 US presidential campaign — its subject has had to make a lot of compromises and its creator has lost a lot of hope.

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Post image for Turkish Prime Minister Nails Political Banner to Ancient Roman Aqueduct

Here’s one way to draw attention to your political campaign: nail a banner with your face on it across a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Post image for Which Artist Will Grace the UK’s New £20 Bill?

The Bank of England has announced that a visual artist will grace the new £20 bill.

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Post image for Four Years Later, Man Still Fighting Facebook for Censoring Courbet’s “Origin of the World”

It’s been more than four years since French teacher Frédéric Durand-Baïssas, after posting a link to a documentary about Gustave Courbet’s “L’Origine du Monde” (1866) on Facebook, returned to the social network to find the post removed and his profile suspended.

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Post image for Marina Abramović Is “Very Pissed” at Jay Z [UPDATED]

It’s been nearly two years since Marina Abramović made her appearance at the shoot for Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” music video, but the events of that day are still fresh in her mind.

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Post image for Poll Finds 1 in 25 US Citizens Unsure If They Own Art

Not all surveys of public opinion about visual art are equal.

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Post image for American Suburban Architecture and the 1980s Hardcore Bands It Housed

The Hardcore Architecture blog is using addresses to reveal, through Google Street View, the often mundane suburban architecture behind the ’80s underground scene.

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Post image for Woman Found Guilty of Criminal Harassment for Instagramming Street Art

Jennifer Pawluck, the Montrealer who was arrested in 2013 for posting a photo of a piece of street art on Instagram, has been convicted of criminal harassment and, on Thursday, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and 18 months probation.

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Post image for Greece Won’t Sue to Get the Elgin Marbles Back

The Greek government has decided not to go to court to demand restitution of the Elgin Marbles, which the country has been trying to get back from the British Museum for three decades.

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Post image for A Website Translates Words into Drum Beats

Have you ever wondered what your name, or the words “Anna Karenina,” would sound like as a sequence of beats?

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