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In the wake of Donald J. Trump’s official coronation as the Republican presidential nominee for 2016, the art of wall building is reaching new heights.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on July 19, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a drunken Brexit supporter attacked an artwork featuring a hijab, a specialist disappeared with the possible da Vinci drawing he was asked to authenticate, and thieves who stole stones from a historic battlefield came down with the Gettysburg curse.

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Post image for US Senator Introduces Bill to Stop Overseas Sales of Stolen Indigenous Objects

To better protect sacred indigenous objects from being sold in international markets, Senator Martin Heinrich has introduced the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act with support from politicians of both parties as well as tribal leaders.

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Post image for UNESCO Adds 17 Le Corbusier Buildings to World Heritage List

UNESCO announced Sunday that 17 of Le Corbusier’s 20th-century buildings will be added to its World Heritage List.

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It’s no picnic being the world’s biggest basket.

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Students Invent Way to Light-Paint in 3D

by Carey Dunne on July 15, 2016

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Two-dimensional light painting is so passé.

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Post image for Ancient Obsidian Tools Were Used for Tattooing, Archaeologists Find

You may find stick-and-pokes an intense form of tattooing, but the use of needles, safety pins, or other common sharp objects doesn’t look quite so rough when you consider that ancient Melanesians inked themselves with volcanic glass.

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Post image for An Eclectic Lineup at This Year’s Governors Island Art Fair

This is an artistically rich summer for Governors Island.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on July 15, 2016

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This week in art news: rediscovered sketches by van Gogh’s doctor suggest that the artist cut off his entire ear, David Bowie’s art collection headed to auction, and Shepard Fairey created a stylized version of Jonathan Bachman’s viral Black Lives Matter photograph.

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Post image for Liberal Artists Don’t Need Orgasms, and Other Findings from OkCupid

Could your Neil Gaiman book collection reveal something about both your political leanings and your willingness to squeal like a dolphin during sex if your partner asked?

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