Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  August 26, 2011 at 12:31 PM EST

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An art installation, ‘Drift Away II,’ made out of paper by artist Li Hongjun is displayed during the 2011 Art Taipei exhibition on August 26, 2011. More then 200 pieces of art work from nine countries will take part in this four-day exhibition. Photo by Sam Yeh/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Esther Gordy Edwards, one of the founders of Motown Records, the leading force behind the Motown Museum, and the sister of Berry Gordy, has died at age 91, via NPR.

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NASA has struck a deal with book publishers Tor/Forge to create science fiction that is based on real science, via The Guardian.

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Budd Hopkins, an Abstract Expressionist painter whose work resides in several prominent American museums, and was also a leading figure among people who believed in UFO sightings and alien abductions, died in New York at age 80, via The New York Times.

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The Wall Street Journal examines how Hollywood struggles to find blockbuster success with the realistic war genre.