Art

Maya Lin's Newest Work Is a 'Last Memorial' to the Vanishing Natural World

"I am going to try to wake you up to things that are missing that you are not even aware are disappearing."

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If a Photographer Takes a Picture of You Through Your Apartment Window, Is it Art?

A lawsuit against Arne Svenson, who captured unwitting subjects through their windows, could draw an important line between art and intrusion.

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Brussels Does Not Take Kindly To People Messing With Its Peeing Boy Statue

Belgians love giving their Manneken Pis fashion makeovers – just not this one.

Play Tokyo Like a Piano in This Gorgeous Interactive Music Video

The Japanese company behind a new urban center is celebrating it with a rather unusual artwork.

Creative Skyscraper Use of the Day: A Giant Game of Pong

The world's largest game of pong, played on Philadelphia Cira Center's massive glass facade.

Photo or Painting? With These Cityscapes, It's Almost Impossible to Tell

British painter Nathan Walsh brings a photo-realism style to urban landscapes.

Johanna Mårtensson

Watch a Bread City Slowly Decompose Over 6 Months

A photographer built a city from bread and let it mold for half a year. These are the apocalyptic results.

Light in the Darkness: Messages of Hope From Around the Country

"We thought in this moment it was important show solidarity as caring human beings."

Laurent Chehere

Here's What It Would Look Like If Paris's Houses Could Fly

An artist reimagines the city's homes against the sky.

Haus der Kunst

A Celebration of Yiddish, Emblazoned on a Former Symbol of Nazi Power

The monumental work by American conceptual artist Mel Bochner represents a particularly sweet triumph of art.

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A New Urbanism Fantasy, Painted in Oils

Architectural artist Carl Laubin has combined every winner of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize into a single city, and the results make more sense than you might think.

Jérémy Laffon

The Fascinating Design Challenges of Building Cities Out of Chewing Gum

Gum architecture doesn't stand the test of time, but that's what Jérémy Laffon likes about it.

Droga5

New York Pay Phones as Time Machines: A Perfect Metaphor

The New Museum and ad agency Droga5 are redirecting callers back to the year 1993.

Babak Golkar

Turning a Persian Rug Into a City

Babak Golkar makes architectural designs out of carpet patterns.

Street-Stencil King Logan Hicks Gets a Pop-Up Show in L.A.

It's only for three days, so catch it if you can.

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Yup, That's a Gigantic Dog Peeing on This Orange County Building

And you thought your public art was gross.

An Obsessive Cataloging of New York's Windows

If you live in Manhattan, you might recognize your own window in this curious collection by illustrator José Guízar.

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Holiday Appropriate Public Art of the Day: Giant Heart in Times Square

An installation that "wraps around the visitors," created from Superstorm Sandy-ravaged boardwalks.

Creating Silhouettes of the City From Memory

The makers of Metroscapes discuss their unique and ghostly art of urban exploration.