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Cheeky bus ads in Chicago are helping to raise awareness about cancer

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Imagine sitting on a bus and showing the whole world your butt crack. One cancer foundation is aiming to get the butt crack shown all over Chicago for a very cheeky cancer awareness campaign.

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Powerful messages written on maxi pads, all in the name of feminism

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 23 March 2015

This is one way to get the word across. Using a rather unique medium, Elonë, a woman from Karlsruhe, Germany, is posting feminist phrases on maxi pads and posting them around the city.

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This bridegroom created a magical wedding setting for his bride

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 20 March 2015

For his own wedding, artist and designer Benjamin Shine created two sculptures of his and his bride’s profiles gazing at each other, with both extending to long sculptural ribbons that spiraled in and out of the trees in the forest where the wedding was held. The ribbons, in turn, directed his wedding guests right up to the ceremony’s seating area.

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Electrical boxes look so much better with ceramic tiles painted on them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 19 March 2015

Wouldn’t our cities look better if outdoor fixtures didn’t look so… normal? In Lisbon, street artist Diogo Machado, also known as ‘Add Fuel’, reimagines the dull, grey electrical boxes that often go unnoticed by turning them into illusions of ceramic works.

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Internet breakdown! These nails are doing exactly what #TheDress did to us

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art, New Fashion on Thursday 19 March 2015

First there was the dress (it’s black and blue, you guys). But now, for whatever reason, the Internet has sparked up a new conversation… and it involves the colour of these nails.

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Forget glitter: Now you can send your enemies a bag of dicks

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 19 March 2015

If you really can’t stand someone, you should opt out of the glitter fad and go with a bag of dicks. Yes, that’s right, folks. You can now send your greatest enemies (or frenemies) a big bag of dicks and go tell ‘em to eat a few, too.

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This retired Brazilian art director creates whimsical illustrations with simple, everyday objects

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

If you are someone who’s most creatively inclined, like illustrator Victor Nunes, you will see seemingly innocent everyday objects from a totally different point of view. They become pivotal in his visual expressions and each item ends up as a part of his many illustrations, which are totally unrestricted as far as his imagination goes.

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In China, farmers build Transformers replicas out of junk, then sell them for $160,000

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Goes to show that anything can be made in China, including awesome space robots. Farmers Yu Zhilin and Yu Lingyun have made a lucrative business out of turning old auto parts into giant replicas of Transformers characters. And if that’s not impressive enough, as reference, they just used instructions from the internet.

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This anamorphic octopus mural looks like it’s creeping up the walls of an entire room

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

If you walk into the SAMO art space in Turin, Italy, you might get startled by an unexpected sight: a giant green octopus slithering its tentacles all over the room.

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London’s new horse statue is a skeletal, riderless horse by Hans Haacke

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

You’ll see plenty of war horse statues when you visit London, but one might shadow them all – Hans Haacke’s skeletal gift horse, standing tall in Trafalgar Square.

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Thierry Duval fools us all into thinking his watercolour paintings are photographs

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who was fooled by artist Thierry Duval. It’s just that his talent is so great that his watercolours look exactly like beautifully shot photographs.

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These hand-blown glass sculptures are so life-like, you’d think they’re real animals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Oregon-based artist Scott Bisson has basically spent his entire life mastering the art of glass blowing, and by the looks of his lifelike animal sculptures, he’s mastered it pretty well. Using his fascination with nature, he manipulates glass to mimic the intricate shapes and textures of different animals.

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A sculpture featuring 100 arrows in mid-flight is the perfect place to take a photo op

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

In the installation ‘A Shout Within a Storm’, artist Glenn Kaino suspends over 100 copper arrows in mid-air, all seemingly headed towards a single target. Common sense tells us that standing in front of a volley of arrows isn’t cool, but in this case, it is (for your Instagram account, at least.)

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Huge animals made of Lego bricks have been spotted across gardens in America

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Lego fans may just want to make a trip to selected botanical gardens and zoos located in the USA, as New York artist Sean Kenney’s solo exhibition, Nature Connects, is touring, showcasing whimsical foxes, frogs, butterflies, and bees made entirely of Lego bricks.

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Star Wars posters hand-drawn by local artists in Russia

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By David Langley in New Art on Monday 16 March 2015

Star Wars first made its way into the USSR in 1990, and due to censorship laws that still remained in the waning days of the Soviet Empire, original movie posters needed to be made by local artists for advertising.

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