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Only ten percent of art-school graduates make a living from their artwork. Why should this be such a pipe dream?

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The work of artist Sanford Biggers walks a fine line between poetic and provocative, brilliantly sparking discussions about race, violence and fallen heroes.

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In his instantly recognizable, grandly sweeping style, eL Seed has painted Arabic calligraffiti murals everywhere from Tunisia to Paris, Dubai to New York. Recently, he created his most ambitious project yet: a mural that spans 50 buildings — and can only be fully seen from a nearby mountain. eL Seed pursued this self-funded project as a way to make a political point, but he describes, the real transformation was personal.

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“We still live in a world where the color of our skin not only gives a first impression, but a lasting one that remains,” says Brazilian artist Angélica Dass. She shows portraits from Humanae, the photo project she started to highlight the truly multi-colored hues of humankind.

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Just what is the adult coloring book craze all about, anyhow?

Robert Neuwirth at the gesture store.

Step inside an experimental economy with no money — but lots of exchange.

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When Michelangelo’s ambitious paintings premiered in the sixteenth century, they touched off a very modern-sounding social media scandal, says art historian Elizabeth Lev.