Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  July 9, 2010 at 9:50 AM EST

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A boy walks past a wall painted with graffiti on Moganshan Road in Shanghai on July 8, 2010. While the area on the banks of the city’s Suzhou Creek was once just factories and warehouses, with galleries of all sizes mushrooming for the past 10 years it is today known as a buzzing Chinese art scene. Photo by Philippe Lopez/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Two Russian curators await judgment and sentencing for charges of inciting religious hatred by exhibiting works of art that depicted Jesus Christ as Mickey Mouse and Lenin, via ARTINFO.

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A major new stash of 3rd century Roman coins has been found in Britain, via Reuters.

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Like MTV, National Public Radio is now simply NPR, via the Washington Post.

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Two architects at Princeton have rolled out a design for building soccer stadiums that can also filter and store water for use in Africa, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, chose to express his anger in an open letter to former Cavalier star LeBron James in Comic Sans font, via TIME.

Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes had this reaction to the LeBron James news.