Wednesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  July 13, 2011 at 11:14 AM EDT

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People pose with the 15.3 metre-tall ‘Tetsujin 28-go’, or ‘Iron Man 28’ at Wakamatsu Park in Kobe, Japan. The statue was built to commemorate its manga creator, Mitsuteru Yokoyama who born in Kobe. Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/ AFP/ Getty Images

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More than 40,000 tickets to the National September 11th Memorial were sold on the first day of sales, via CNN. The museum opens to the public on September 12.

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Despite protests, the Dutch government says it will make significant budget cuts to arts funding, via The Art Newspaper.

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The New York Times looks at how arts organizations in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea may withstand rising real estate prices because they bought real estate when it was cheap.

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Christopher Knight of the Los Angeles Times considers Andy Warhol’s homages to soup.