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Monster Mash: Damaged Picasso painting; Haiti's art community suffers; London's ICA in trouble

January 25, 2010 |  8:42 am

Picasso -- Damaged masterpiece: A visitor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York fell into Pablo Picasso's "The Actor" and left an approximately 6-inch tear in the right-hand corner of the painting. (Agence France Presse)

-- Devastation: Haiti's art museums and galleries suffer serious damage as a result of the recent earthquake. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Financial trouble: London's Institute of Contemporary Art faces possible closure because of a growing budget deficit. (The Guardian)

-- And the winner is...: The architecture agency Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) has been named the winner of the 2010 MoMA/P.S. 1 Young Architects Program. (Art Info)

-- Field to stage: Manchester United soccer star Eric Cantona is set to make his stage debut in Paris. (Agence France Presse)

-- Passing: Classical pianist Earl Wild has died at age 94 in Palm Springs. (KESQ)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty on "Whisper House"; La Jolla Playhouse announces its 2010-11 season. 

-- David Ng

Photo: Picasso's "The Actor" (1904-5). Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art.