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Monster Mash: Forgotten Warhol self-portrait for sale; theater controversy in Israel; Rob Ashford promoted

October 30, 2009 |  9:07 am

Warhol -- For sale: A long-forgotten 1965 self-portrait by Andy Warhol is expected to fetch $1 million or more at an auction in November. (Associated Press)

-- Art and politics: A 20-minute, one-man play by a United Nations official is causing controversy in Israel. (The Guardian)

-- Moving up in the world: Choreographer-director Rob Ashford is appointed the new associate director of the Donmar Warehouse. (Playbill)

-- Stage whispers: Is Kenneth Lonergan's new off-Broadway play "The Starry Messenger," starring Matthew Broderick, headed for disaster? (New York Post)

-- Literary prize: Playwright Rajiv Joseph, whose "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" premiered at the Kirk Douglas Theatre this year, is among the winners of the Whiting Award. (Variety)

-- Anti-establishment: A parody of power lists ranks the 20 most powerless people in the art world. (Hyperallergic)

-- No thanks: Hugh Jackman, who is starring in Broadway's "A Steady Rain," has declined to host the Oscar telecast for the second time. (Variety)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Hollywood's Museum of Death features artifacts from serial killings as well as mummified heads. (Los Angeles Times)

-- David Ng

Photo: The 1965 self-portrait by Andy Warhol that will go on sale in November.

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