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[This week on the Artblog Reader Advisor: Graffiti’s artistic legitimacy gets a big, historic boost; defining where governments can draw the line against “racist art”; eBay brings its fine-art auctions back; and more. — the Artblog editors]

The 23rd Annual Philadelphia Film Festival Is Just Around the Corner! Here’s What You Need to Know, via The Morning Call

Unsurprisingly, Americans Are Spending Less on Food and Healthcare, More on Technology, via The Huffington Post

Cave painting
Kinza Riza/ Photo courtesy of The Atlantic.

Well, This Is Ironic: It Turns Out the Oldest Known Art Was Spray-Painted! Someone Tell the People Who Painted Over 5 Pointz in NYC, via The Atlantic

Ciao Philadelphia: Philly’s Answer to Italian-American Heritage Month, via ABC

eBay Embraces the Inevitable, Begins Online Live-Auction Project, Again – Including Local Dealer, Freenman’s! via The New York Times’ Bits

Art performance
Dries Verhoeven’s Wanna Play? (installation), Hebbel am Ufer. Photo courtesy of The Guardian.

Smartphones, Sex, and Secrecy: Contemporary Art and Invasions of Privacy, via The Guardian

Big Surprise: Racism Still Exists in the Art World!! via Hyperallergic