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Pro-Russian rebels have abducted an artist in eastern Ukraine, the International Business Times reported. Sergei Zakharov, who created the Murzilki art project, had previously mocked the separatist group that’s taken over the city of Donetsk and declared it the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).
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Pro-Russian rebels have abducted an artist in eastern Ukraine, the International Business Times reported. Sergei Zakharov, who created the Murzilki art project, had previously mocked the separatist group that’s taken over the city of Donetsk and declared it the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

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Liberté, Égalité, and … Beyoncé

Liberté, Égalité, and … Beyoncé

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For the days when you don’t feel a sense of brotherhood, there’s Beyoncé. This graffiti piece popped up on Rue des Hospitalières Saint-Gervais in Paris’s Marais neighborhood in the spring, and it’s now slowly spreading across the web.

I normally assume this kind of visual wordplay on the streets is normally designed to make you chuckle, but some people choose to look deeper, like this Redditer (

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The University of Chicago whitewashed a mural created by visiting artists to the school without consulting the artists or the organizer of their visit. The school says the mural was painted over in response to complaints from local residents in the neighborhood where it was painted, but the artists involved are calling it censorship.
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The University of Chicago whitewashed a mural created by visiting artists to the school without consulting the artists or the organizer of their visit. The school says the mural was painted over in response to complaints from local residents in the neighborhood where it was painted, but the artists involved are calling it censorship.

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After artist Donald Judd moved to Marfa, Texas in 1971, he quickly transformed the cow-town into the art world’s desert outpost, much to the chagrin of some locals. Now, the gentrifying city’s rising property values and mushrooming taxes are threatening to push out long-time residents altogether, according to an eye-opening article by John MacCormack published last month in the San Antonio Express-News.
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After artist Donald Judd moved to Marfa, Texas in 1971, he quickly transformed the cow-town into the art world’s desert outpost, much to the chagrin of some locals. Now, the gentrifying city’s rising property values and mushrooming taxes are threatening to push out long-time residents altogether, according to an eye-opening article by John MacCormack published last month in the San Antonio Express-News.

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