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LA Taps Glenn Kaino For Major Public Work

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Today, the city of Los Angeles announced that it has commissioned LA-based artist Glenn Kaino to produce a major public work in conjunction with a new bridge that links the LA Arts District to Boyle… More ›

Koons Balloon Bunny Hops Up in Manhattan

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Jeff Koons, one of the most famous artists to come out of the East Village gallery scene, is back on his old stomping grounds, sort of. His sculpture “Balloon Rabbit (Red)” (2005-2010) has… More ›

Immersive Ed Ruscha Tribute in Ireland

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A tribute to Ed Ruscha‘s iconic photos and paintings of Los Angeles’s innumerable gas stations has popped up in a most improbably place: Limerick City, Ireland. The dazzling, drive-in,… More ›

Invader Lands on the High Line

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Last we heard from France’s surreptitious mosaic-maker Invader, he was back in Paris after his New York sojourn — which came complete with an NYPD sleepover — but he was either back in the… More ›

Inflatable Duck Destroyed by Eagles?

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How could we end the year without an update from Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman‘s globetrotting inflatable rubber duck sculpture? It was, after all, one of our top art memes of 2013. And what… More ›

Oslo’s New WWII Memorial Full of Typos

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Artist Kristen Kokkin‘s recently unveiled public sculpture in Oslo commemorating the 63 members of a local resistance group who died during World War II, which cost 1.2 million krone ($221,000)… More ›

The Dutch Love Paul McCarthy’s Santa

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Paul McCarthy‘s “Santa Claus,” an enormous bronze sculpture of St. Nick holding an even more enormous butt-plug, has been on permanent display in Rotterdam since 2008 as part of the… More ›

Vacant NYC Building Becomes Art Space

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The four-story apartment building at 324 East Fourth Street in Manhattan’s Alphabet City has long had murals painted across its entire façade, but earlier this month the street art started… More ›

Floating Ski Chalet Lands in Miami During ABMB

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Miami is full of distractions during Art Basel in Miami Beach, but among the most joyful and showy is “Curiosity,” a life-size inflatable snow-covered Alpine chalet floating as on an iceberg at… More ›

Public Art Lab Launching in Miami Beach

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Next month during Art Basel in Miami Beach, the Argentine hotel group Faena will launch a new public art think-tank, dubbed the Faena Collaboratory, to anchor its forthcoming Miami Beach developments… More ›

Street Artists Take Over NYC Racetrack

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This week, while New York’s graffiti community mourned the loss of 5Pointz, an international group of a dozen street artists descended on a different giant building in Queens to cover its many… More ›