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Most people associate Keith Haring with New York City, but the pop artist also made a splash in Bahia, Brazil, where he decorated artist Kenny Scharf’s beach house with murals inspired by the local landscape and people.
By the ‘60s, Yves Saint Laurent was already the biggest fashion designer in France, but it wasn’t until he and his partner, Pierre Bergé, visited Morocco and decided to live in Marrakesh that he “discovered the magic of color.”
Ragnar Kjartansson caught the attention of the art world at the 2009 Venice Biennale, when he created a painting of the same man every day for five months, an enormously ambitious performance piece inspired by Icelandic culture and history.
Henri Cartier-Bresson was fortunate to meet Mahatma Gandhi shortly before his assassination. His photos of Gandhi may have catapulted the photographer to fame, but it was what he captured in India in the years after that helped define his career.