The art: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Shafted), 2008.
The news: “Up and Then Down: The Lives of Elevators,” by Nick Paumgarten in The New Yorker.
The source: Installed in the elevator shaft of The Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Image via Flickr userRachel Kramer Bussel. Note: This Kruger is famously difficult to capture in a single picture, but I think that Kramer Bussel did a pretty good job.