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Black Effigies Hung by Necks at UC Berkeley

This 'could have been racially motivated,' school rep says

(Newser) - Amid nationwide protests against police brutality, effigies of three black people hung by their necks turned up on UC Berkeley campus in northern California yesterday—but was it racism or politically inspired art? "We are unsure of the intent," a school spokeswoman tells the AP . The effigies, one... More »

Danes Rough Up Shepard Fairey: 'Go Home Yankee Hipster'

Street artist gets black eye over mural

(Newser) - This part is simple enough: Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey has a black eye and a bruised rib after getting jumped in Copenhagen over a new mural he made, reports the Guardian . Fairey, creator of the Obama "hope poster ," writes on his own blog that it began when a... More »

Artist Jeanne-Claude, Wife of Christo, Dead at 74

She made her mark creating giant environmental artworks with husband

(Newser) - Jeanne-Claude, the artist who with her husband, Christo, traveled the globe creating massive works of public art, died yesterday in New York at age 74 after a brain aneurysm. Christo and Jean-Claude first caught the public eye in the 1960s and '70s in Europe wrapping landmark buildings and bridges in... More »

NYC Waterfalls Make a Splash

Artists builds four temporary sites along the East River

(Newser) - New Yorkers can feast their eyes on an unusual site over the next four months—waterfalls. Four manmade falls, each about 100 feet high, came to life yesterday at different sites along the East River, the Daily News reports. City officials hope the structures—the work of artist Olafur Eliasson—... More »

Aaaay! Milwaukee to Cast Fonz in Bronze

Art gallery closes in disgust

(Newser) - Milwaukee’s about to get way cooler. Thanks to private donations and teenagers who bought “Bronze the Fonz” T-shirts, the tourist bureau has raised $85,000 to erect a permanent bronze tribute to Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, the leather-jacketed biker in the Milwaukee-set '70s hit sitcom “Happy Days.... More »

U. Washington Students Push for Bruce Lee Memorial

School balking over statue of ex-student

(Newser) - University of Washington students are petitioning for the right to build a statue of Bruce Lee, the film icon who studied at the university for three years and offered martial arts classes at the student union. Students argue the statue would be step toward better artistic representation of the school's... More »

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