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It was an image that gave art lovers the chills. In June 2013, during a protest at the Central University of Venezuela, or UCV, a bus was set on fire at the entrance of the rector’s office building. The flames damaged an iconic mural by Venezuelan artist Oswaldo Vigas.
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Jackson Pollock's seminal Mural (1943) has gone on view at Berlin's Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, alighting in the German capital after a summer outing in Venice, where the famous work has been on view since April, after undergoing extensive restoration at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles.

The Berlin exhibition explores the influences, inception, and creation of the work, as well as the substantial effect the painting has had on art history.

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At first glance the 25 artifacts displayed in the courtyard of a former convent just off the Tiber River here on Tuesday seemed to have little in common: three first-century B.C. fresco fragments from Pompeii were exhibited alongside fifth- and sixth-century B.C. Etruscan and Attic vases, a 17th-century Venetian cannon, a 12th-century mural fragment depicting Christ and three rare 17th-century books. What they shared was a nefarious past.

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For thirty-seven years, Josef Albers’ mural “Manhattan” graced the lobby of the MetLife (previously PanAm) Building on Park Avenue in New York City. Installed in 1963, the giant red, white, and black work was designed as an homage to New York, the city to which Albers emigrated in 1933. The mural was removed in 2000 during a lobby redesign and all but one of the panels ended up in a landfill site in Ohio after a failed attempt to remove asbestos from the backs of the tiles. Much to the delight of art lovers, “The Art Newspaper” has reported that the modernist masterpiece could make a triumphant return to New York City.

The forthcoming World Trade Center Transit Hub could be a possible home for the work, but no definitive plans have been announced. 

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A hard-hat tour on Thursday of the galleries currently under renovation at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford showed a lot of what one would expect at a hard-hat tour — ladders, primered walls, workmen with power tools — and one fun surprise.

On one wall of what was once the management office of the Amistad Center for Art & Culture in the second-floor Colt mezzanine area is a room-wide, three-primary-color mural by Sol LeWitt. "Wall Drawing #352" has been there since 1980.

Employees have always known about the mural. They put their office furniture in front of it and sat there every day. But the area has been off-limits to the public for 15 years.

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For its 2014-2015 season, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has asked artists Nicole Cherubini, Mario Garcia Torres, Iman Issa, Shana Lutker, and Gary Simmons to create site-specific projects in the museum. In creating the commissioned works, the artists have been asked to respond to both the museum’s architecture and Miami. Projects range from Cherubini’s clay works to a large mural by Simmons to a historiographic installation from Torres.

“Site-specific and commissioned works are a vital part of PAMM’s curatorial and public vision and program."

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Robert Winthrop Chanler lived big, painted big, loved big and was just plain big, 6-foot-4, 200-plus pounds, with a giant crown of shaggy hair. Despite all that, he remains an elusive figure among New York artists of the early 20th century. He is known for his serene fauvist-style paintings and fantastical scenes of forest and marine wildlife, but many of his works are lost; some are documented only through old photographs. 

A conference this month at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, the setting of one of his most outlandish masterworks, may answer some questions.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has put its epic, 1930’s Thomas Hart Benton mural cycle, “America Today,” on display in its American wing for the first time since it received the cycle from AXA Equitable Life Insurance company in 2012.

“America Today,” one of Benton’s most famous works and considered one of the most significant American works of its period, was painted by the artist in 1930 and 1931 for the boardroom of the modernist, Greenwich Village building of the New School for Social Research.

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 An abstract mural depicting the GPS-tracked movements of Brooklyn Navy Yard workers was unveiled Thursday.

Artist Paul Campbell asked 10 Navy Yard employees to track their steps all over the city for one day using smartphone apps, and then recorded their movements on a 66-foot-long wall on Flushing Avenue at Vanderbilt Avenue.

The mural shows the workers' routes using different colored lines that wriggle across the length of the wall, tangling with each other.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:33

A Banksy Mural in England Has Been Vandalized

Vandals ironically daubed graffiti on a £650,000 Banksy mural - just hours before a wealthy philanthropist paid to stop the iconic artwork being removed.

The elusive artist, whose identity is a jealously-guarded secret, painted three 1950s-style spies on the side of a £300,000 semi-detached house in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in April this year.

But this week, vandals scratched a name into one of the spies' sunglasses, before messily scribbling it out.

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