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New mural by Conor Harrington in Cork, Ireland

Ardú Street Art project made a triumphant return to Cork city for their second edition, bringing some of the country’s most exciting street artists to create thought-provoking, large-scale murals across the cityscape: Friz’s “Goddess Cliodhna” at St Finbarr’s Road, Shane O’Malley’s bold and bright coloured angular shapes and colours on Lower Glanmire Road, Asbestos’ “What …

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A New Manhattan Gallery Elevates the Careers of Latinx Artists

“DNA (Bad Blood)” (2019), a work by Esteban Ramón Pérez in Calderón Ruiz’s inaugural show, Eagle and Serpent. (photo by Valentina Di Liscia for Hyperallergic) Opening an art gallery during a pandemic is a bold move, but it is doubly so when said gallery’s ambitions include dismantling entrenched art world inequalities. Recognizing the relative absence …

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To Evade Social Media Censors, Vienna Museums Pivot to OnlyFans

Amedeo Modigliani, “Reclining Nude” (1917) (via Wikimedia Commons) Dispirited by the stringent censorship of nude art on social media networks like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, a group of Austrian museums has decided to resort to a far more permissive platform — OnlyFans. The initiative comes from the Vienna Tourist Board, which launched a new channel …

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The Competition for This Year’s Creepy Doll Contest Is More Horrifying Than Ever

They’re baaaaaack. (All images by Nate DeBoer, courtesy of History Center of Olmsted County) It’s decorative gourd season, and you know what that means: the good folks at the History Center of Olmsted County in Minnesota have reopened whatever direct portal to hell they have access to and allowed a new parade of creepy dolls to emerge and compete …

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