In Brief

Post image for Empty Vitrines at British Institutions Call for Copyright Reform

Museums and libraries in the United Kingdom are demanding copyright reform by leaving exhibits and display cases conspicuously empty in protest. The institutions are making a stand against a law that prevents them from showing millions of unpublished documents, particularly those dating from World War I.

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Post image for Turning Brazil’s Political Waste into Furniture

Late last month, Dilma Rousseff was re-elected president of Brazil, bringing one of the country’s most bitter elections to a close. Though the campaign season has ended, tons — as in literal tons — of illegal signage remain on the streets.

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Post image for $44M O’Keeffe Painting More Than Triples Auction Record for Woman Artist

Hot on the heels of a $1.5 billion art auction week, a painting by Georgia O’Keeffe broke the record for the most expensive work by a female artist sold at auction this morning.

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Post image for Art Students Erase Historic Graffiti Wall in Prague

The so-called John Lennon Wall in Prague, which, since its namesake’s assassination in 1980, has been a popular destination for tourists, taggers, and street artists, was completely erased with white paint on Monday by an artist collective calling itself Prague Service.

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Post image for A Philadelphia Library Sues Maurice Sendak’s Estate

Throughout his life, Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak made no distinction between writing for adults and writing for children. Now the courts will have their say.

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Post image for Prada Marfa Vandal Dodges Jail Time in Plea Deal

The man arrested last March on charges of having vandalized Elmgreen & Dragset’s simulated Prada storefront in Marfa, Texas has escaped jail time with a plea bargain, Glasstire reported.

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Post image for As a Poppy-Flooded Armistice Day Ends, a Major WWI Library May Close

The Imperial War Museum (IWM) library in London is reportedly under threat as the institution faces a major budget cut.

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Post image for Angry Photographer Rejects Prize, Criticizes Spain’s “Pitiful” Cultural Landscape

Spanish culture minister José Ignacio Wert just might be Spain’s most unpopular man.

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Post image for Mapping Inca Times in Subterranean Cusco

Peru’s culture ministry has announced a new subterranean mapping initiative that will allow archaeologists to explore pre-Columbian Cusco without picking up any shovels.

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Post image for Shattered “Adam” Is Born Anew at the Metropolitan Museum

One of the greatest Renaissance sculptures outside of Europe has been restored after a devastating fall in 2002 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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