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02.25.14 Marina Galperina

The most hated statue in Sofia, Bulgaria has been painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, in solidarity with the revolution and the deadly protests in the former Soviet Republic. It is, essentially, a gigantic bronze relief to remind the Bulgarian people about an invading Soviet forces that crushed and “liberated” the country from its […]

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02.19.14 Marina Galperina

Cubist painter Maximo Caminero was charged with criminal mischief after destroying an artwork by contemporary Chinese artist and dissident activist Ai Weiwei at the Pérez Art Museum Miami on Sunday. According to his arrest report, the 51-year-old artist picked up one of the Colored Vases on display at Ai Weiwei’s “According to What?” exhibit and after a security guard told him to […]

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10.01.13 Andy Cush

“Genesis Deflowered,” by Matthew Stillman, depicts the characters of the Bible’s Book of Genesis engaging in–eek! –sex acts, while remaining faithful to the book’s stories and respecting “classic text in form and structure,” according to HuffPo. For daring to imagine a story about populating the Earth with people might involve a little actual fucking, he received a little […]

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08.22.13 Marina Galperina

Bulgarian capital Sofia hates their Soviet army monument. You would too if you had a gigantic bronze relief remind you about an invading country’s forces that crushed a reformist uprising 45 years ago. It’s been vandalized. It’s now all pretty in pink, tagged with the words “Prague ’68” and “Bulgaria apologizes” in Czech and Bulgarian, […]

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07.16.13 Kyle Petreycik

Icelandic artist Hlynur Hallsson believes to have found the person responsible for vandalism of Iceland’s purest nature sanctuaries. Earlier in April, a series of large words was found spray-painted across the landscape in a small portion north-east Iceland. Hallsson, while viewing a recent exhibition at Alexander Levy gallery in Berlin spotted numerous photographic works by an artist […]

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03.07.13 Samer Kalaf

According to a 2012 survey by the Straphangers Campaign, subway stations’ conditions are pretty much the same or improving since the year before. The survey sampled 251 platforms at 120 stations. The only factors that got worse were water damage and graffiti, which was found at 27% of examined stations (up 7% from last year). […]

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01.18.13 Marina Galperina

Once again, Uriel Landeros continues to sully the artistic tradition of attacking famous art works. Unlike the canonized Malevich taggers and blood X-ers before him, not only does the man stenciled of a bullfighter on Picasso’s Woman in a Red Armchair at the Menil museum in Houston lack cohesive motive and style, he just makes no sense altogether. He also says that he didn’t […]

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01.09.13 Marina Galperina

When Uriel Landeros walked up to Picasso’s Woman in a Red Armchair at the Menil museum in Houston and spray-painted a stencil of a bullfighter killing a bull and a muddled “conquista” (“to conquer”) message  for the people we were like… ok, whatever. Then he got a hyped art show and we was like… meh, because the art […]

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12.13.12 Marina Galperina

Wlodzimierz Umaniec is “plainly an intelligent man,” Judge Chapple said and then, sentenced the 26-year-old artist vandal philosopher Yellowist to two years in prison. Earlier this year, unbeknownst to his partner in Yellowism Marcin Lodyga, Umaniec walked up to a $8-$15 million dollar Black on Maroon Rothko at the Tate Museum in London and signed it wish his name in […]

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11.15.12 Marina Galperina

An old McDonald’s-themed mural was vandalized recently in Huntington Beach, upsetting the local community and the artist’s family, and was promptly buffed into non-existence. The mural of Grimace, Hamburglar, Ronald McDonald and the rest of the greasy meat-peddling posse was painted by Iranian immigrant Saeed Danosian in 1992, who worked at McDonald’s while teaching private […]

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