Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  August 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM EDT

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A graffiti artist works on what is set to be the UK’s largest street art project in Bristol, England. The See No Evil art project on Nelson Street in Bristol will see several multi-story buildings in the street covered with art over the coming days. Organizers hope that the project, which has involved top graffiti artists from all over the world, will become a major tourist attraction for the west country city, often said to the spiritual home of Banksy. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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Five people have died at a Belgian music festival after high winds caused stages to collapse, via The New York Times.

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The New York Observer reports on one 9/11 memorial that will be shut down after this year’s anniversary.

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One of the grandest palaces on earth is looking a little shabby these days, via Smithsonian Magazine.

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The Art Newspaper looks back on the 100th anniversary this weekend of the theft of the Mona Lisa.

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Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones explores how Picasso influenced our modern concept of trips to the beach.