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Museum of the City of New York on ARTstor


The ARTstor Blog announces the addition of over 14,000 images from the Museum of the City of New York and the Wurts Brothers Company. Nathaniel and Lionel Wurts pioneered an architectural photography studio that documented a wide range of New York buildings, from apartments to skyscrapers, their work spanning a large part of the twentieth century. View the collection by clicking here.

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Focus on Interiors: Kusama’s Obliteration Room at the Tate Modern


Check out Yayoi Kusama’s 2012 installation at the Tate Modern, Obliteration Room, in this time-lapse video produced by TateShots. Obliteration Room transforms an untouched white interior into an explosion of color. The project confounds one’s sense of depth and scale and pairs pristine space with highly personal application.

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Fun Friday: Bug Life


W?adys?aw Starewicz, a Polish photographer and entomologist of the early 20th century, is most fondly remembered for his efforts in the budding years of stop-motion animation. Using wire and wax, Starewicz elevated grasshoppers, beetles and dragonflys to the realm of high theater. His work has influenced Wes Anderson, the Brothers Quay and Tim Burton, to name a few. View the The Cameraman’s Revenge in YouTube.

Image source: The Cameraman’s Revenge, still



The Sagrada Familia in 2026

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Over a hundred years since construction began, the Sagrada Familia is slated to be finished by 2026 according to the architect Jordi Faulí who is charged with overseeing the completion of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece. Recently, a mesmerizing animation shows the basilica’s construction over the next decade and the incredible final result.

Images source: It’s Nice That