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The Artblog Reader Advisor


[This week on the Artblog Reader Advisor: Street art collective Lapiztola protests Mexican gang violence; Picasso’s granddaughter tries to turn bad memories into good deeds by selling his work; and how your interest in art could prolong your life. — the Artblog editors]

The Healing Powers of Art: New Discoveries Reveal Preventive Abilities, via Huffington Post

Lapiztola Collective, El Pastel. Image via the Guardian.

Street Artists React: Mexican Artists Address Dark, Intense Themes in Their Work, via the Guardian

Smithsonian Museum to Initiate Massive Undertaking: An All-Encompassing Database of American Art, via Washington Post

Marina Picasso
Marina Picasso (photo by Benjamin Bechet).

Marina Picasso (the Artist’s Granddaughter) to Sell Sizeable Chunk of His Work, via the New York Times

Big Surprise: Many Large American Parks are Funded by Billionaires, via New Republic

R.I.P. to All Who Lost Their Lives in This Week’s MetroNorth Crash, Including Walter Liedtke, Curator for European Paintings at the Met, via New York Post

More Money Than They Know What to Do With: Why High-End Art Buyers Could Use a Helping Hand, via Wall Street Journal