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HOPE Outdoor Gallery


Austin, Texas’ HOPE Outdoor Gallery is moving locations, prompting locals to wonder if the city’s graffiti enthusiasts will follow it ten miles southeast. [Atlas Obscura]

Last October, an ancient Persian sculpture was seized by the police at TEFAF art fair. This week, a judge ruled that the piece, worth $1.2 million, must be returned to its home in Iran. [Artnet News]

Good Reads

A profile on Hannah Gadsby, the comedian with an art history degree who made serious waves (partially for calling out the sexism of Pablo Picasso and Van Gogh) in the comedy scene, describes the timid but furious comedian: “She is still soft-spoken, not the kind to immediately own the space. (A brief stint leading museum tours ended because her charges just wandered off.)” [New York Times]

Strap in, folks, it’s another take on how Instagram is changing the art world. [WSJ]

The Tate Modern is showing a selection of rarely seen works by Jenny Holzer, and the best part is: it’s free to the public. [It’s Nice That]

Eye Candy

This New Yorker cartoon explores one mother’s evolved love for the work of Paula Modersohn-Becker, charting when she avoided looking at the maternal aspects of her work in art school to the close connection she feels to that very element now. [New Yorker]

Photos from this year’s Yale’s photography thesis MFA program exhibition, titled Unbecoming. [Hyperallergic]

Hank O’ Neal’s book of Depression-era photography, A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and Its People 1935–1943, has been reissued. Take a look back at some of the iconic photographs by Dorothea Lange, Lewis Hunter, and Walker Evans, amongst others.[The Guardian]

Take a look at the hectic and impassioned portraits of various European activists by Aurore Valade. [New York Times]

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