10/15/2012 08:04 am ET Updated Dec 15, 2012

Chinese Artist Liu Bolin: The Internet's Invisible Man

It's one of those bleak Beijing days when the smog lies so low that the sky looks like a white canvas about to collapse. Liu Bolin actually prefers it that way. The city's horrendous air quality is perfect for outdoor photos, and the artist, standing motionless and covered in paint beside a bus stop, has worked too hard for the sun to ruin his shot.

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