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Friday’s Art Notes

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A picture composed by the French street artist JR is plastered to a wall under a highway as part of a community project called ‘Through A Mother’s Eyes,’ which involves members of the economically distressed neighborhood of Hunts Point in images taken by and of themselves on June 30, 2011 in New York City. JR, a recent TED prize winner, has staged similar projects around the world that look to transform high crime and impoverished neighborhoods into spaces for street art combined with the celebration of community. Photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images

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Brandeis University says it won’t sell works from its prominent Rose Art Museum, via The Boston Globe. The agreement should settle a lawsuit brought against the school after the former president announced in 2009 that it would sell its valuable art in order to support the school financially.

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Another Iranian documentary filmmaker and activist, Mahnaz Mohammadi, has been jailed, via The Guardian.

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Germany will give the Dutch government eight old master paintings that had belonged to Jewish owners before World War II, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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The New York Times looks at how prison art programs in California — and across the nation — have nearly vanished due to state budget crises.

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A painting by Fernand Leger was stolen from a New York hotel overnight, via DNAinfo.

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