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Influenced by the M.C. Escher-esque designs of Indian stepwells, British starchitect Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans for a giant stairway to nowhere in New York City’s Hudson Yards.

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Post image for Security Footage Shows 60-Foot Kenny Scharf Mural Being Stolen, Again

A 60-foot-long mural by street artist Kenny Scharf has been stolen from the East River Esplanade in Harlem for the second time — but at least this time the heist was captured on camera.

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Post image for In Miami’s Little Haiti, a Muralist Fights Gentrification One Wall at a Time

MIAMI — In late May, the Miami-Dade County Commission voted unanimously to designate Little Haiti as “Little Haiti.”

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Decoding Public Art in City Hall Park

by Allison Meier on August 26, 2016

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Between the four speakers of Chris Watson’s “Ring Angels,” the fluttering of a thousand wings fills a corner of City Hall Park.

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Exhuming Edinburgh’s Hidden Stories

by Karen Gardiner on August 23, 2016

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EDINBURGH — “Scotland is a canny nation when it comes to remembering and forgetting,” wrote the poet Jackie Kay.

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Post image for Outdoor Art and the Private Playgrounds of Privilege

It starts with the title: Outdoor Art. Simple, straightforward, you might think.

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Post image for Discover NYC’s Over 1,000 Public Artworks with a New Interactive Map

New York City has over 1,000 monuments across the five boroughs, and the new NYC Public Art Map and Guide plots them on an interactive map

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Post image for Jersey City Censors a Public Artwork It Commissioned

Jersey City officials have painted over a contentious artwork that the city’s public arts program commissioned, prompting calls to tighten what critics view as a highly ambiguous, if not essentially nonexistent, citywide public arts policy.

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Post image for Art and Body Politics at the Republican National Convention

CLEVELAND — It may come as no surprise that the Republicans who gathered here for the Republican National Convention put forth a political platform that many considered to be anti-woman.

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Post image for Rachel Whiteread’s Concrete Cabin Awaits Discovery in the Governors Island Hills

British artist Rachel Whiteread and curator Tom Eccles discussed both the Unabomber and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in considering the form and isolation of the American cabin.

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