Banksy Makes Graffiti Satirizing Barbican’s Basquiat Show, And Barbican Wants To Keep It

The Barbican Centre is ‘in discussion’ with the City of London Corporation about how to preserve the two murals by the British street artist Banksy that appeared near the gallerySunday. The works pay homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was originally a graffiti artist and is the subject of a major show opening at the Barbican […]

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Restoration Of Chartres Cathedral Is As Transformative, And As Controversial, As That Of Sistine Chapel

This is its most substantial renovation since Chartres was rebuilt between 1194 and 1225. In the intervening 800 years, the building has changed almost beyond recognition, as smoke from burning candles, oil lamps and fires darkened the walls, the statues and the exquisite stained glass. The restoration aims not only to clean and maintain the […]

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