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Artists Create Portraits for Vegas Shooting Victims

October 1 will be the one-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting in United States history. Fifty-eight people were killed while attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Artist Ellen Abramo is commemorating the victims with portraits to be displayed in Las Vegas, giving life to the memories of […]

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National Museum of Brazil Goes Up in Flames

A major fire broke out at the National Museum of Brazil, located in Rio de Janeiro, this past Sunday, September 2. The good news: it happened after visiting hours so there were no human casualties. The bad news: the Guardian reported that up to 90 percent of the museum’s collections and artifacts may have been […]

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A portrait of impressionist painter Claude Monet in 1901. Monet once owned a sculpture of a cat that has recently resurfaced after years of being lost.

Monet’s Biscuit Cat Found After Years of Being Lost

Art historians interested in Claude Monet have taken down their “LOST CAT” signs stapled to light poles and bulletin boards across the U.S. Only kidding. But the glazed biscuit cat from Japan, which once belonged to Monet, has indeed been discovered after years of searching for it, according to The Art Newspaper. The cat sculpture […]

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Botched Statue Restoration Compared to Infamous ‘Ecce Homo’ Incident

The recent restoration of the 16th-century St. George wooden statue displayed at St. Michael’s Church in Estella, Spain is being compared to 2012’s infamous botched restoration of “Ecce Homo,” a painting of Jesus. “‘Navarre’s Ecce Homo’: Another church in Spain falls victim to a well-intentioned restorer,” a CNN headline reads. Other outlets, such as ABC, […]

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Australian Artists Team Up with Inmates to Create Video Art

Four artists joined forces with four inmates at Risdon Prison in Tasmania, Australia to create video artworks that portray the lives of the incarcerated. The project, titled “Pink Palace,” is named after the prison’s once-pink exterior. The artworks were displayed at an abandoned Goodyear tire building in Hobart from June 9–24, 2018. The project is […]

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2018 International Living Statues Festival Mesmerizes and Amazes

Eight participating countries, 64 embodied statues, and about 30,000 spectators filled the Filipescu-Cesianu garden in Bucharest, Romania for the 2018 International Living Statues Festival. The costume festival featured members of the Romanian Masca Theatre, who dressed up as 17th-18th century Parisian street vendors. “The festival, which is the largest European festival of its kind, aims […]

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Modigliani Painting Sells for $157.2 Million

A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million at Sotheby’s in New York on May 14. The work, titled Nu couché (sur le côté gauche), is a portrait of a nude model glancing over her shoulder. According to ARTnews, this piece was the highest-priced lot in Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern art sale. It […]

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A photo taken from the outside of an H&M store. The clothing retailer was recently sued for using a graffiti artist's work without his permission.

H&M Battles With Graffiti Artist Over Copyright

Since graffiti is often viewed as vandalism, most people don’t believe the artists themselves have any legal rights to their work. But according to the Washington Post, “… artistically speaking, the law is often on their side.” Recently, clothing and retail giant H&M tested its luck when it featured a picture of a model backflipping […]

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