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Banksy's "Love is in the Bin" (2018) is installed at Sotheby's on Sept. 3, in London. On Thursday it was auctioned for $25.4 million, a record for the artist. Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Sotheby's hide caption

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Julie Bargmann, the 2021 Oberlander Prize laureate. Barrett Doherty/The Cultural Landscape Foundation hide caption

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She reclaims toxic waste dumps, and she just won a major landscape architecture award

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In this Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 file photo, visitors take photos of the 3D re-production of Michelangelo's David at the Italy's pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. One of the most talked about attractions at the world's fair underway in Dubai is a towering statue made of marble dust that's raising eyebrows just as its original form did more than 500 years ago. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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Ruthie Tompson at a screening at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 28, 2018 in Hollywood, California. The legendary Disney animator passed away on Sunday at the age of 111. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for TCM hide caption

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A fisherman paddles through mangrove trees at the Tam Giang Lagoon in the Hue province of Vietnam. Mangroves lose all their leaves in winter, exposing their whitish trunks. Trung Pham Huy hide caption

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Nadine Seiler poses with a piece of artwork that was once displayed on the fence outside the White House. Seiler is working to find new homes for the 700+ signs/artifacts. Jonathan Franklin/Jonathan Franklin/NPR hide caption

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Imageboard, My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Hayao Miyazaki © 1988 Studio Ghibli hide caption

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You can now enter Hayao Miyazaki's enchanting animated world at the Academy Museum

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Jens Haaning's artwork "Take the Money and Run" is seen in the Kunsten Musem of Modern Art. The empty canvas was meant to hold thousands of dollars in cash — but the artist chose to hang on to the money. Niels Fabaek/Kunsten Museum of Modern Art hide caption

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V (from left), Suga and Jin of BTS at the launch of the U.N. General Assembly's 76th session on Monday. The popular boy band from South Korea sang (in a video performance viewed online by more than 1 million) and spoke. John Angelillo/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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"Noah's Violin", a giant floating violin by Venetian sculptor Livio De Marchi, journeyed through Venice's Grand Canal on Saturday. De Marchi, who has sent many wooden works into the water, came up with the idea during last year's pandemic lockdown. Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Arc de Triomphe in Paris is seen wrapped in fabric, in a posthumous art project that is an homage to the late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude . Julien Mattia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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White flags stand near the Washington Monument on Tuesday during installation of a temporary art exhibit on the National Mall. More than 630,000 flags are part of artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg's In America: Remember, honoring Americans who have died of COVID-19. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Co-chair Amanda Gorman dons a cobalt-blue Vera Wang gown and a book-shaped clutch that says "give us your tired," a look inspired by the Statue of Liberty. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum hide caption

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Laura Weiss created the "Light of Appreciation" to honor her fellow nurses who helped inoculate 82% of the population in Boulder, Colo. Laura Weiss/Courtesy of Laura Weiss hide caption

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This Kid Just Put Everyone Else's Pandemic Hobby Game To Shame

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Untitled (young boy), undated, sixth-plate daguerreotype. Smithsonian American Art Museum, the L. J. West Collection of Early African American Photography, Museum purchase made possible through the Franz H. and Luisita L. Denghausen Endowment. J. P. Ball/Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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Smithsonian Acquires Rare Antique Portraits By First Black Photographers

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