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The Inverted Jenny.

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Friday Reads 

Around the same time Henry Ford made Detroit the American epicenter for automobiles, modernist architecture began to crop uparound the city. Today, it could stand as the city with the most modernist structures in the country. Here, a look at the architects that came and went through Detroit, including Minoru Yamasaki and Frank Lloyd Wright. [New York Times Style Magazine]

France’s Städel Museum has published “Café Deutschland,” an oral history of the West German postwar art world, featuring interviews with Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz, and Katharina Sieverding, to name just a few. The project aims to fill what it describes as “a gap in recent German art history.” [The Art Newspaper]

An Illinois man found “the inverted Jenny,” a stamp so rare that only 100 were made, and this, the 49th, which hadn’t been accounted for since its minting in 1918. This type of stamp has sold for millions, but they were originally sold for $24. [New York Times]

News

Filmmaker Émilie Martel has won this year’s Canadian Women Artists’ Award, a $5,000 grant for artists funded through New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) by the Canadian Women’s Club (CWC). [Press Release]

H&M and street artist Revok have reached a settlement, after H&M sued the artist when they were served a cease-and-desist letter for using his work in an ad. Through settling, several different arts organizations in Detroit will receive donations from H&M. [Detroit Free Press]

Greenspon Gallery cancelled a two-person show featuring experimental artist Boyd Rice in response to allegations that he is a Nazi sympathizer who has collaborated with white supremacists. [ARTnews]

Instagram

Why not throw one more opinion piece into the ring on how social media is influencing art? This time, through the lens of influencers such as Elena Sobleva and Jerry Saltz, and how personalities like theirs get eyes on new art. [Adweek]

Not related, yet not unrelated: Refinery29’s ‘29 Rooms’ is back in action in Brooklyn. [Gothamist]

Dream Homes

A sight for sore eyes: live vicariously through Dorothea Rockburne, who hasn’t changed her Soho loft/studio since 1974. She says of her place, “It’s like my work. It isn’t tarted up. My work is straightforward, and the answers are there because that’s the answer; there is no other answer. And that’s how this place is.” [The Cut]

It gets even dreamier: a house by Frank Lloyd Wright in Phoenix, Arizona is up for sale for a cool $13 million. The downside, however, is that the posting signifies a failed donation to the School of Architecture at Taliesin, an institution founded by Wright. [New York Times]

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