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Monster Mash: Richard Rogers wins Stirling Prize in architecture; Tate galleries enter movie biz; painting keeps time

October 19, 2009 |  9:13 am


-- Top prize: Richard Rogers has won the Stirling Prize in architecture for his work on the Maggie's Centre in Hammersmith, London. (London Times)

-- New venture: The Tate network of art galleries in Britain is planning to produce its first movie in partnership with Aardman Animations. (Bloomberg)

-- Rocky landing: Rocco Landesman, the recently appointed head of the National Endowment for the Arts, talks about his first weeks on the job. (Variety)

-- Keeping time: Art scholars say they may have found the oldest painting to depict a watch. (BBC News)

-- Poor taste: A waxworks museum in Thailand has apologized for a billboard advertisement of Adolf Hitler giving a Nazi salute. (Agence France Presse)

-- Branching out: The Cranbrook Museum of Art in Michigan has launched a $20-million plan to expand its facilities. (Daily Tribune)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Artist Shepard Fairey admitted late Friday to wrongdoings in his ongoing legal battles with the Associated Press. (Los Angeles Times)

Photo: Architect Richard Rogers. Credit: Getty Images