Tate Exhibit to Display Damaged Works

Design News 07.08.13

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Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm will be the first exhibit exclusively exploring damaged and defaced works. The central work is a 16th century Statue of the Dead Christ, who is missing a crown of thorns, both arms, and lower legs. Hidden under a London chapel floor for centuries, it is thought to have been damaged by religious reformers. 

In other news, New Yorkers used a record amount of electricity yesterday, and can pavement reduce smog? See the headlines after the jump.

• Art under attack show to feature damaged Christ statue | BBC News
• NYC Hit Record Sunday Electricity Use To Battle Heat, Humidity | Gothamist
• Smog-Busting Pavement Reduces Air Pollution By Almost Half | Fast Company

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