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Marville made more than 425 photographs of the narrow streets and crumbling buildings of premodern Paris, including this view from the top of Rue Champlain in 1877-1878. Charles Marville/Musee Carnavalet/Roger-Viollet hide caption

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An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris (Even The Urinals)

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Earth's Skin, 2007.Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Joe Levack/Courtesy of artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, the Akron Art Museum hide caption

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Nigerian Bottle Cap Sculptor Taps Museum Staff's Inner Artists

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Project Plié: Bringing Color To Ballet's Corps

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Another image from Twentysix Gasoline Stations: œStandard, Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, taken in 1962. The humble gas station also made an appearance in Ruscha's painted works. Ed Ruscha/Courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles hide caption

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In Ed Ruscha's Work, A City Sits For Its Portrait

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A couple review the work of Brazilian artist Victor Arruda during ArtRio, the International Art Fair of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept. 5. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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All Across Brazil, The Art Scene Is Shifting

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Laziz Hamani

Exhibit Explores How Dior's Designs Echo Impressionist Paintings

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Read The Rainbow: 'Roy G. Biv' Puts New Spin On Color Wheel

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Pereira and Luckman, Los Angeles International Airport Original Plan, 1952 LAWA Flight Path Learning Center hide caption

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In Los Angeles, Showcasing A City That Might Have Been

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Broccoli Mower: "Douglas stubbornly refused to accept his wife's opinion that he had let the lawn go too long without attention." Christopher Boffoli/Courtesy Workman Publishing hide caption

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Turrell's 2013 LED work Breathing Light is currently on display at LACMA. Florian Holzherr/LACMA hide caption

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James Turrell Experiments With The 'Thingness Of Light Itself'

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A visitor takes in Anri Sala's Ravel Ravel Unravel installation in the French pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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