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Friday’s Art Notes


A truck painter paints the finishing detail onto the bodywork of a truck at master painter Hussain Noor’s workshop in Rawalpindi. Colorful and intricately painted trucks are a tradition in Pakistan. The practice of decorating trucks has its roots in the days of the raj when craftsmen made colourful horse drawn carriages for the gentry. Different regions developed their own styles over time and some decorations served as reminders of home for drivers on long journeys. Workshop owner Noor, 58, has been painting trucks for 43 years and one of his trucks is displayed in a museum in Germany. Photo by Carl De Souza/ AFP/ Getty Images


A Montana woman used a crowbar to destroy a piece of art that depicts Jesus engaged in a sexual act at a museum in Loveland, Co., via The Denver Post


A Chicago actress will spend a month living at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, via ABC News.


The Los Angeles Times has a preview of the new Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar.


John Lennon’s application for permanent U.S. residency with a set of inked fingerprints was slated for auction until the FBI confiscated it, 30 years after the musician’s death, via The Guardian.

Tomorrow would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday. Google has this homage:


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