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In Brief

Iraq Issues Odd Zaha Hadid Stamps

by Claire Voon on June 23, 2016

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Zaha Hadid, who died of a heart attack nearly three months ago at the age of 65, is now commemorated in a new stamp issued by the Iraqi government.

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Artists in England Form a Union

by Claire Voon on June 21, 2016

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England is now home to its first trade union for artists.

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Post image for Archaeologists Discover Medieval Cities Hidden Beneath Cambodian Jungle

With the help of lasers fired at the ground from helicopters, archaeologists have revealed medieval cities hidden beneath dense jungle near the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat.

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For wannabe Michelangelos, Sunday painters, and art class dunces alike, making art can help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, a new study suggests.

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Post image for Artist Suing Damien Hirst Over Charm Bracelets Needs to Take a Chill Pill [UPDATED]

In a suit that shows people will sue over just about anything, a Canadian artist is accusing Damien Hirst of copyright infringement — because a series of his bracelets features similar pill-shaped charms as hers.

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Post image for Ancient Roman Waxed Writing Tablets Unearthed in Central London

IOUs, a note to a brewer, and the earliest handwritten document known from Britain — these are among the 405, nearly 2,000-year-old Roman waxed writing tablets archaeologists have unearthed and deciphered over years of excavations at Bloomberg’s forthcoming headquarters in London.

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Post image for Locals Deem Main Street Sculpture of Nude Yogi “a Sickening Thing”

“There’s nothing sacred anymore,” said Peg Lowry, a resident of Ames, Iowa, in response to a new public sculpture on Main Street.

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Post image for Banksy Paints Mural on Bristol Elementary School

Banksy’s newest work is neither a snide jab at politicians nor a big “fuck you” to the police — instead, it’s a gesture of gratitude to children at a school in Bristol.

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Post image for Rome’s New Subway Line Will Incorporate Freshly Discovered Ancient Ruins

Rome will have what city officials are calling its first “archaeological station” after a construction team recently uncovered 2nd-century CE Roman barracks during ongoing work on the city’s third metro line.

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Post image for Montrealers Stumped After City Commissions Pricey Tree Sculptures

A public art project to put granite sculptures of trees in a park is blossoming into a major controversy in Montreal.

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