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MEXICO CITY — As the US economy has picked up steam in the last few years, falling oil prices and a stronger dollar have left the peso floundering.

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ArtRx LA

by Matt Stromberg on April 14, 2015

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LOS ANGELES — This week, a Santa Monica mainstay re-opens on the east side, a Chicago performance artist makes his first appearance in LA, Richard Kraft unleashes “100 Walkers” on West Hollywood, and more.

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Post image for Artists Demand NYPD Return Edward Snowden Statue

On Tuesday morning civil rights lawyer Ronald Kuby and NYC Park Advocates president Geoffrey Croft held a press conference in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park demanding the return of the sculpture bust of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden that three artists illegally installed there last week.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on April 14, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Castle manager disappears 58 paintings, art thief returns loot to restaurant, opera company sells bronze sculpture for scrap.

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Post image for Anti-Hillary Clinton Street Art Surfaces Near Her Brooklyn Campaign HQ

Within mere hours of Hillary Clinton announcing her long-anticipated bid for the 2016 presidency, anti-Clinton street art began cropping up in the vicinity of her Brooklyn campaign headquarters.

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Post image for ISIS Video Shows Devastating Destruction of Ancient Assyria’s Capital

They were removing “signs of idolatry.” That’s what an ISIS fighter said in a video published online Saturday.

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Post image for “Hologram” Protesters March Against Troubling New Anti-Terror Law

Thousands took part in a virtual march in the streets of Madrid last Friday night to protest the new Citizens’ Securities Law’s Reform law that will have a chilling effect on public protests.

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Post image for Google’s Online Museum Adds 3D Animal Skulls and Sculptures

The Google Cultural Institute, known for empowering internauts to Street View their way through museums and look very, very closely at digitized two-dimensional artworks, has ventured into the third dimension.

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Post image for Newly Discovered Cézanne Sketches Go on Display at the Barnes Foundation

Two Cézanne sketches found by conservators at the Barnes Foundation earlier this year went on view at the collection in Philadelphia today.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on April 10, 2015

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This week in art news: The lease for Warhol’s first studio sold for $13,750, the United States Postal Service botched a stamp commemorating Maya Angelou, and the Tate released its third Minecraft map.

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