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Gene Phillips

The corner of 10th Street and Peachtree Street has a new sculpture. It's called “Autoeater” and looks just like it sounds: a car being eaten by a slab of marble. Weighing 16 tons and mined and built it Italy, it was created by artist duo Julia Venske and Gregor Spänle.

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Courtesy of Joseph Guay

There's a new wall dominating the view on the corner of 10th Street and Howell Mill Road. It's not part of a new construction, it's an art installation by Atlanta artist Joseph Guay. The work takes the idea of the proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico and presents one massive 40-foot section of it.

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MARTA Launches Its New Public Art Program

Jun 20, 2017
Adhiti Bandlamudi / WABE

MARTA is launching a program that might make its stations a little livelier. 

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The public transportation authority is kicking off its "ArtBound" program this year, which will bring static art and dance and music performances to stations across metro Atlanta. 

Keith Parker, MARTA's CEO, says this program could change up someone's commute and encourage other Atlantans to ride public transit. 

Courtesy of City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

Even if you haven't heard of Steffen Thomas, perhaps you've seen his work: his sculpture “The Trilon,” which is prominently displayed at 15th and Peachtree in Midtown.

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Thomas did public art commissions for much of his career in Atlanta, but “The Trilon” was his gift to the city and situated him as one of the great pioneers of public art in Atlanta.

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