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(UPDATED 1PM) Artist Tom Otterness, whose bulbous and unthreatening public art sculptures appear all over the 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station and many other places in the city, has repeatedly apologized for shooting a shelter dog for an art project in 1977, when he was 25-years-old. He said that it was a “mistake” which caused him […]

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Finnish artist Jani Leinonen, who “executed” a Ronald McDonald statue in 2011, took on Hungary’s anti-homeless legislation by opening a fake fast food restaurant in Budapest, pointedly branded as “Hunger King.” With lines set up to separate the “POOR” and the “RICH,” the artist served fake but authentic-looking parody Burger King packages, complete with a Capitalism “coke” to homeless […]

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Last month, 12-year-old Sammy Cohen-Eckstein, a Park Slope resident, was killed when a van hit him near the intersection of 3rd Street and Prospect Park West. Had the driver of that van been going a little slower, argue activists with the organization Right of Way, Cohen-Eckstein’s life may have been saved. To drive that point […]

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Madrid’s light-art crew of Luzinterruptus staged an intervention of empathy recently. Like the Chinese workers selling alcohol in the street at night in “an improvised bar fashion, on fruit boxes recovered from the trash,” they built their own Portable No-Name Bar. They’re blinged out with red mood lighting and LED lights punched into cardboard signs […]

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