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The Week In Art: From Doghouses To Ice Cities

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This week was full of awe-inspiring creations that touched our hearts, and there a touch of Valentine's Day sass in there as well.

First we saw this stunning city made of ice in honor of the Chinese New Year. We are obsessed with this rainbow ice city, or, as The Guardian called it "Narnia on acid."

William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and his mind slowly started unravelling. To better understand himself at this trying time, Utermohlen began to paint. His self-portraits reveal his decline from Alzheimer's disease, but they also show an artist rediscovering color.

Stephen Wiltshire was diagnosed with autism at three years old. At 11 years old Wiltshire drew a perfect, intensely detailed picture of the London cityscape after a single helicopter ride. Since then each of Wiltshire's accomplishments is more impressive than the last. Read our interview with him here.

Do you remember your first heartbreak? Maira Kalman provides sweet illustrations for Daniel Handler's book "Why We Broke Up," describing two adolescent lovers falling in and out of love. Kalman's illustrations of the romance's debris are rendered with a hint of retro nostalgia. It is the perfect book for your post-Valentine's Day bittersweetness.

This is honestly the best story about Frank Lloyd Wright we have ever heard. It begins with a 12-year-old boy writing the famous architect with a request to make a dog house for his beloved pup, Eddie. Let's just say... Wright responds.

Well, that was our week! Enjoy the long weekend, dear readers.

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