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San Francisco Art Institute Cannot Sell Its Diego Rivera Mural: It’s Being Landmarked

“The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to initiate landmark designation for the 1931 Diego Rivera mural The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City located inside the San Francisco Art Institute’s Chestnut Street campus. … The SFAI board of trustees was considering removing and selling the mural, appraised at $50 million, to cover the institution’s looming $19.7 million debt.” – KQED (San Francisco)
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This Week in Photography: The early 70’s

  Part 1: The Intro It’s tempting to glorify the past. (Mighty tempting.) I wrote recently, in my eulogy to Robert Frank, that MAGA is really one more expression of the desire to return to the 1950’s. It’s easy to mock that desire, (and I did,) because it so easily connects to a whiter, more racist and sexist America. If we were to try to understand it on less nefarious terms, we might agree people associate the 50’s with American dominance, and a more naive, safer, more small-town version of ou...
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