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NEW ORLEANS — Motorcycle racer, evangelical performance artist, illustrator of Southern myths, and giant snake creator, Jim Roche is a difficult person to pin down.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on May 27, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: German police catch up with Hitler’s bronze horses, falling tourist takes Greek vase with her, and Swiss squatters brick up museum entrances.

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To show animals of distant locales to the public in centuries before photography, artists were sometimes enlisted to recreate exotic fauna through secondhand descriptions or some scrap of skin or skeleton.

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It’s not just Yemen’s future that’s at risk in the country’s current civil war, but also its past.

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On July 20, 1969, the world watched, and was transfixed, as American astronaut Neil Armstrong — rendered on television as a ghostly black-and-white figure — descended from the Lunar Module onto the surface of the moon.

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Filters, those in-camera photo editing presets that turn your so-so iPhone snapshots into Cartier-Bresson-esque encapsulations of the human spirit, have a direct impact on the popularity of the images shared on social media.

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Most of us tend to associate the tiny-house phenomenon more with hipsters than with the homeless, but the architectural trend may offer a way to help people on the streets get back on their feet.

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Post image for Lost Lectures Countdown: Diana Al-Hadid Joins the Lineup, Special Moleskine Giveaway

Lost Number Two is less than two weeks away, and we’d like to share a couple of incredible announcements.

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Post image for DUMBO Brooklyn Galleries Open New Ground Floor Spaces

Five galleries in the vibrant Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO will open brand new, expanded ground floor spaces this spring/summer.

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Post image for Latest Saint Laurent Film Is a Portrait of the Times, Not the Artist

No fewer than two French biopics about Yves Saint Laurent have been released in the last two years, suggesting that a competitive rush to make the Saint Laurent film began immediately following his death in 2008.

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