The art of Alphonse Mucha has inspired me over and over for years. Seeing an incredible exhibition of original works at the North Carolina Museum of Art in 1999 was the game changer in my experiencing his works.
For the past 20 years, this innocuous statue—erected in 1844 on Glasgow’s Queen Street—has been a magnet for late-night pranksters, who scale the statue and top it with traffic cones. Locals argue that the cones are an integral part of the statue, as well as the city’s identity. The government doesn’t agree. City workers knock off the cones with a high-powered water jet,