I'll put in 'shop because it looks 'shopped, but it's REAL!......Visitors look at a giant statue of Michael Phelps in downtown Omaha, Neb., during the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at Qwest Center on Saturday. Phelps qualified for eight races at London 2012. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images. Downtown Omaha Nebraska, Michael Phelps, London Olympic, Art Blog, Giant Michael, Olympic Swim, Giant Statues, Downtown Omahanebraska, Frames Art
Nguyen Chi Thien, a Vietnamese dissident poet who spent 27 years in communist prisons and was the acclaimed author of "Flowers of Hell," died last week in California after a long bout of illness.
A screen displays scientific tests made on the "Isleworth Mona Lisa," left, and the Louvre's version of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
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A man nicknamed "Oldies" displays his tattoos by artist Josh Lin during the 8th International London Tattoo Convention on Friday. World famous tattoo artists and enthusiasts gathered for the annual event. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images.
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"Oldies" poses for a photograph to display his tattoos by artist Josh Lin during the Eighth International London Tattoo convention at Tobacco Dock east London on Sept. 28, 2012. World famous tattoo artists gathered in London for the annual event. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS Photo: ADRIAN DENNIS, Getty / 2012 AFP
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Atlanta-based artist Alex Brewer, also known as "Hense," paints over the exterior of a 10,000-square-foot empty building in Washington, D.C. The work is a collaboration with the art gallery Art Whino and will be completed next weekend for a showing and reception. Photo by Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call.
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Alex Brewer, also known as "Hense," makes art come alive at the nation's capital in collaboration with Art Whino. (photo by Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call.) #PBSCuriosity
Hense- 700 Delaware (2012) - Mural on abandoned church; the neon cathedral
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"It was tough at first, but getting laid off from the North Pole really did change my life."
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MP's POTCHEEN @PotcheenPirates plays at the Bohemian Biergarten, Boulder CO at 10:00pm on Nov 22nd!! This pirate crew of accomplished multi-instrumentalists have melded the genres of Celtic, Cajun, Bluegrass, Punk, Ska and Rock into a new genre that is known as ‘Celtic Pirate-Folk Rock. To book Potcheen for your next #event visit HMP at www.hipstermamaproductions.com #hmpros
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The look on the older man's face made me laugh!
A woman experiences the "Rain Room," an art installation by Random International at the Barbican Centre in London. The "Rain Room" is a 100-square-meter field of falling water with sensors detecting where visitors are standing. The installation opens Thursday and runs through March 3, 2013. Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images.
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If there's one thing England is known for it's the terrible weather, so it's rather fitting that The Barbican have just unveiled the Rain Room installation in The Curve space. The intriguing commission was produced by contemporary art studio Random International and allows visitors to walk through it while staying entirely dry. As you enter, 3D depth cameras pick up on your presence and turn off the water jets above your head as you move through the 100 sqm space.
A woman experiences the 'Rain Room' art installation by 'Random International' in The Curve at the Barbican Centre on October 3, 2012 in Lon...
A tourist sits next to a sculpture of a shark in a shopping mall in Bangkok on Monday. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images.
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This bench in Bangkok, Thailand must be a promotion for Shark Week!
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A boy poses with a 3D painting at the 2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition of China in Hangzhou. ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images.
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A boy poses with a 3D painting at the 2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition in Hangzhou, China. In one of the few art exhibitions where photography and touch are actively encouraged, visitors are able to interact with the paintings by touching, sitting on them and even sticking their heads into the artworks.
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"3D art comes alive in China – in pictures From interacting with an angel to clinging to a cliff face, spectators are encouraged to get involved with the lifelike images at the Magic Art Special Exhibition of China at Hangzhou Peace International Exhibition and Conference Centre"
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Visitors look at a giant statue of Michael Phelps in downtown Omaha, Neb., during the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at Qwest Center on Saturday. Phelps qualified for eight races at London 2012. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images.
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I'll put in 'shop because it looks 'shopped, but it's REAL!......Visitors look at a giant statue of Michael Phelps in downtown Omaha, Neb., during the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at Qwest Center on Saturday. Phelps qualified for eight races at London 2012. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images.
A giant Michael Phelps statue was erected in downtown Omaha during the Olympic swimming trials over the weekend. [via PBS]
A woman views the exhibition "Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye" at the Tate Modern in London on Tuesday. The major exhibition of Munch's work features more than 60 paintings that examine how the Norwegian artist revisited different motifs, which he developed in his paintings over time. Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images.
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He did more than The Scream? -- A woman views the exhibition "Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye" at the Tate Modern in London on Tuesday. The major exhibition of Munch's work features more than 60 paintings that examine how the Norwegian artist revisited different motifs, which he developed in his paintings over time. Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images.
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Naked volunteers painted in red and gold pose for American photographer Spencer Tunick in scenes meant to illustrate the opera "Der Ring des Nibelungen" by Richard Wagner at Max-Joseph Platz in Munich on Saturday. The Bavarian State Opera invited Tunick to create the photographs as part of the opening of the 2012 Munich summer opera season. Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images.
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Indian artist Ranjit Dahiya works on a mural of Bolllywood actor Amitabh Bachchan from his classic film, "Deewar," in Mumbai on Wednesday. To celebrate the centennial of Indian cinema in 2013, artists from Bollywood Art Project are decorating the walls of the city in the style of classic hand-painted Bolllywood posters. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images.
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Ultra-orthodox Jewish dancers perform in Jerusalem on Tuesday during the opening of the Israel Museum exhibition "A World Apart Next Door," a cultural exploration of the Hasidic Jews. Photo by Menahem KahanaAFP/Getty Images.
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A reporter walks through a piece titled "Helmets" by Yoko Ono at the Serpentine Gallery in London on Monday. The work makes up part of London 2012 Festival, a 12-week celebration of artists' work from across the world. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.
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A reporter walks through a piece of work entitled 'Helmets' by Yoko Ono at the Serpentine Gallery on June 18, 2012 in London, England. The piece makes up part of an exhibition of the artists work which is currently on show at the Serpentine Gallery which opens from June 19 until September 9, 2012. The show is part of the London 2012 festival, a twelve week UK wide celebration of artists work from across the world. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Peter Saul, 'Untitled (Bathroom),' 1961, pastel crayon and collage on paper, Museum purchase through the Gene Davis Memorial Fund, copyright 1961. Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Peter Saul, 'Untitled (Bathroom),' 1961, pastel crayon and collage on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Absolutely the best cartoon oriented artist Peter Saul.
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore presents "Public Property," an experimental exhibition created by the public: "From Dec. 2011 to March 2012, a series of public choices were made, from deciding the exhibition title and theme, to selecting artworks. While on view June 17-Aug. 19, 2012, visitors will continue to contribute to, and change, this exhibition." Above is "Noah's Family Assembling Animals Before the Ark."
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Jan van Kessell II - "Noah's Family Assembling Animals before the Ark", circa 1660 - Oil on panel - 65.4 x 94.5 cm. Collection of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. On view in "Public Property" from June 17th until August 19th.
A model poses in a representation of Edward Hopper's painting "Morning Sun" at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. The exhibition, "Hopper," brings together the largest selection of works by the artist ever to be shown in Europe. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images.
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Revelers dance down Fifth Avenue in New York City during Sunday's Puerto Rican Day Parade. Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images.
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East Harlem//New York City//Revelers dance down Fifth Avenue in New York City during Sunday's Puerto Rican Day Parade. Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images.
Spaniards dressed as, clockwise from top left, an American Indian, a sand man, Elvis Presley, a matador, Charlie Chaplin, a bronze sweeper, a newspaper man and the Invisible Man perform near Puerta del Sol in Madrid. Ever since the beginning of the economic crisis in Spain, the number of living statues in the capital has increased. Photos by Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images.