public art

Yes, This Public Sculpture Is Really Made From Condoms

Hundreds of glowing, pendulous prophylactics liven up a drab square in Madrid.

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The Giant Rubber Ducky Is Migrating to Pittsburgh

The huge, globe-trotting waterfowl will make its American debut in September.

Money-Making Scheme of the Day: Trick Tourists Into Giving Money to Statues

Step 1: Make them think that statues are actually remarkably disciplined performance artists. Step 2: Profit.

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A Public Art Installation Bridges the Gap Created by an Overpass

A conversation with the Arizona-based duo behind San Antonio's "Ballroom Luminoso," among other projects.

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Has the Golden Gate Bridge Been Ruined by These 'Ugly' Sculptures?

Some San Franciscans are not happy about the new public art at Crissy Field, which they claim obstructs views and looks like "giant steel droppings."

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Paris's Beloved, Legal Artist Squatter Community in Peril

A stand-off with the city could cost Paris one of its most-visited bastions of Bohemianism.

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The Faces of New York, Plastered on the Sidewalks of New York

The portraits were taken in a giant photo booth in Tribeca.

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In Praise of the Stockholm Subway's Breathtaking Art

Think of it as the world's largest public art exhibit.

A Dazzling Totem Pole of Tires in One of Cape Town's Most Dangerous Slums

Rather, it's about a neat community art project dealing with old tires.

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Don't Worry, the Spanish Are Already Protesting the 2020 Olympics

Artists in Madrid railed against the "destruction" of the Games with artwork made from what looks like Molotov cocktails.

Felice Varini

This Street Art Will Blow Your Mind

Swiss artist Felice Varini transforms the viewer's perception of space.

Leonid Tsvetkov

Can You Spot the Trash Hidden Among These Roman Ruins?

Leonid Tsvetkov's strange, fascinating art project.

David Agnello

Library Art of the Day: Light Beams for Every Search in Wyoming

Enter the filament mind.

John Metcalfe

The Bay Lights Finally Turn On, and the Results Are Fantastic

For the next two years, San Francisco will get to stare at a shimmering, ever-changing galaxy of lights on the Bay Bridge.

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If You Tried to See the Bay Lights from Treasure Island, You Are Probably Angry Right Now

People who traveled east of San Francisco to view the Bay Lights could see nothing but cold rain and horrible traffic.

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Can Chicago Become America's Next Great City for Artists?

It can't compete with New York's amenities and galleries. But it's trying to offer something else altogether - a true middle class art market.

Alex Brewer

The Church as Street Mural

In Washington, D.C., an abandoned church is transformed into an art installation.

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For These Muralists, It Took 3 Years to Spell Out the Alphabet

Would you get an "S" tattooed on your arm just for the sake of completing an art project? These guys did.

The Boston Ferry Pavilion's Latest Electrifying Makeover

A video artist has created an animated lightning storm on the ceiling.