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Monster Mash: new MOCA trustees; Frick Collection expands; Indian painting sets record

June 11, 2010 |  8:22 am

Christies  -- Money bags: L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art gains three new trustees, including a billionaire diamond merchant. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Expanding: The Frick Collection is adding a new gallery to its building. (New York Times)

-- Big bucks: Christie's said that a painting by Indian artist Syed Haider Raza has set a record for a modern Indian work. (BBC News)

-- Early adopter: Artist David Hockney talks about the creative possibilities of the iPad. (Times Online)

-- Chipping in: The city of Chicago will pay approximately 25% of the cost to renovate the Civic Opera House, which is expected to cost $1.9 million. (Chicago Tribune)

-- Major gift: A planned arts center in Bellevue, Wa., receives a $25-million donation from the Tateuchi Foundation. (Seattle Times)

-- Slightly taller: The Tony Awards statuette receives a minor makeover. (New York Times)

-- Solemn observance: The Holocaust Museum has marked the one-year anniversary since a security guard was gunned down by a white supremacist. (Washington Post)

-- Plum role: Actress Zhang Ziyi is set to play Lin Huiyin, one of the first female architects in modern China, in a feature film. (Xinhua)

-- Delayed: The economic crisis in Greece has stranded a sculpture destined for Washington, D.C.'s, Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. (Washington Post)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: A U.S. artist wants 3 million people to draw their interpretations of $100 bills; the Long Beach Opera has announced its upcoming season, which includes performances of works by Philip Glass and Dmitri Shostakovich; T.R. Knight will perform in a David Mamet play on Broadway this fall. 

-- David Ng

Photo: Indian artist Syed Haider Raza's painting "Saurashtra" at a Christie's auction in London. Credit: Leon Neal / AFP/Getty Images