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Meet the Iconic Japanese-American Artist Whose Work Hasn’t Been Exhibited in Decades

Born in 1899, Yasuo Kunioyshi first came to the United States from Japan in 1906 at the age of 16. He had no intention of either staying nor becoming an artist. But after taking classes at New York’s Independent School and the Art Students League, where he later taught, he found he had a knack for painting.

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Walk through Shanghai as the rest of the chaotic city moves in reverse

This clever video perfectly captures the chaos of Shanghai—or any city, really—by showing how people can seem alone even if they’re surrounded by millions of people. JT Singh, the media artist in the video, walks forward while the rest of the world is walking backwards in the reversed footage and it’s so surreal to see.

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