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Monster Mash: Rem Koolhaas receiving Golden Lion; Austrian museum settles Nazi looting case

July 21, 2010 |  7:58 am


-- Major honor: Rem Koolhaas will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice Architecture Biennale. (ArtInfo)

-- Restitution: The Leopold Museum in Austria has agreed to pay an Austrian Jewish woman's estate $19 million for a painting that a Nazi stole from her in World War II. (Reuters)

-- From the front lines: The U.S. Army will unveil artworks by service members at a show in Philadelphia in September. (MSNBC)

-- Stage honor: Annette Bening will receive the 2010 Shakespeare Award for classical theater from the Shakespeare Theatre Co. in Washington. (Playbill)

-- Ticked off: Artists in New York are protesting a new regulation that restricts the number of art vendors who can set up shop in city parks. (NBC New York)

-- Historical treasure: A visit to the refurbished Israel Museum in Jerusalem. (New York Times)

-- Strong stance: Performance artist Marina Abramovic says she hates the theater because it is fake. (The Independent)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Caltrans unveils graffiti protection on a freeway mural; Getty Research Institute receives grant money for a joint project involving digitizing German auction catalogs from 1930 to 1945.

-- David Ng

Photo: Rem Koolhaas, center, with Joshua Ramos. Credit: Ron Wurzer / Getty Images [Updated: a previous caption stated that Ramos was with the firm OMA. He has left the firm since the photograph was taken.]