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7 Installations Protesting Climate Change In Paris, Even If Actual Protesters Can’t

The entire world is watching as politicians pour into Paris today to decide the future of the Earth. But you might have missed what’s going on outside the summit, where dozens of activists and artists have transformed the city with installations about climate change. Read More >>

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The Secret History of the Most Famous Neon Sign in the World

Much like the I Heart NY logo or the Hollywood Sign, the sign welcoming visitors to Las Vegas was not meant as a grand gesture when it was conceived. What was a simple act of civic self promotion — an ad, really — became a piece of public art and eventually an icon in the public domain, plastered on fuzzy dice and shot glasses that line the Strip’s souvenir shops. But who made it? Read More >>

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Steel From the Demolished Bay Bridge Will Be Reborn as Public Art

With the shiny new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge complete, California is now in the throes of a second, parallel construction project—or deconstruction project, really. The old Bay Bridge span, some 58,000 tonnes of steel and 245,000 tonnes of concrete, must come down. This week, officials decided that some of the bridge's steel will be set aside for public art in the Bay Area. Read More >>

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6,000 Used CDs Never Looked So Pretty

One person's rubbish is another visionary person's community art project. In this clever and beautiful repurposing of old CDs, Ignatov Architects created Mirror Culture, a shimmery entrance to the public park in Varna, Bulgaria. Read More >>

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Artist Turns His Hyundai Into Art-on-Wheels With Chalkboard Paint

A 2004 Hyundai Elantra is worth about £3,500 cash today, according to Cars.com. Philip Romano’s model is probably worth a bit less than that, since it's coated headlight to fender in gritty black chalkboard paint. Read More >>

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The Best Street Art of the Year

Good art exists in more places than just galleries. Street Art Utopia has a huge collection of the best street art of 2011, with over 106 different pictures documenting everything from Facebook cigarettes to Lego to 3D street art to your art on a wall. Read More >>