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Olek yarn bombing underwater bomb sculpture

A New York–based artist trying to raise awareness about the ocean’s health is being accused of damaging it. Agata Oleksiak, the yarn artist better-known as Olek, traveled to Cancun earlier this month for an installation highlighting the ocean’s declining shark population, according to La Jornada.

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In Brief

The Puppy Is Present

by Claire Voon on August 19, 2014

The bone-weary artist, Marina Abramopug

The canine is present for this summer’s most radical piece of performance art, an homage to one pup-ular retrospective held at the the Museum of Modern Art in 2010.

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Rendering of the new US Embassy in London

Some politicians are concerned that the new initiative to build better-designed United States embassies isn’t just expensive, it’s putting employees in danger.

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Post image for Concerns Arise About Future of Important Warburg Art History Archive

One of London’s expansive resources of cultural and art history may face an uncertain future and is currently the center of controversy.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on August 15, 2014

Artist trump cards from James Cahill and Mikkel Sommer's

Chapman Brothers censored in Rome, selfie concerns for London’s National Gallery, a lost trove of African art in Missouri, and more from the week in art news.

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Ever, Jazz, Other,

Three street artists have filed a lawsuit against Terry Gilliam, alleging that the director “misappropriated” their copyrighted collaborative work in his upcoming film The Zero Theorem.

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Guercino, “Madonna with Saint John Evangelist and St. Gregory the Wonderworker”

This week, a large 17th-century Baroque painting by Italian artist Guercino went missing in the northern Italian city of Modena.

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A white flag on the Brooklyn Bridge

The New York Times is reporting that German artists Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke have taken credit for what they’re calling an artistic act meant to celebrate “the beauty of public space.”

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A public art installation by Sergei Zakharov

Pro-Russian rebels have abducted an artist in eastern Ukraine, the International Business Times reported.

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Post image for University of Chicago Whitewashes Commissioned Mural, Artists Claim Censorship

The University of Chicago whitewashed a mural created by visiting artists to the school without consulting the artists or the organizer of their visit. The school says the mural was painted over in response to complaints from local residents in the neighborhood where it was painted, but the artists involved are calling it censorship.

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