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Monster Mash: Titian masterpiece believed damaged; expert changes mind on alleged Ansel Adams negatives

August 31, 2010 |  8:18 am

Titian -- Waterlogged: "David and Goliath," a painting by the Renaissance artist Titian, is believed to have sustained damage after firefighters sprayed water at a Venice basilica. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Changing his mind: An expert says he made a mistake when he concluded that negatives bought for $45 at a Fresno garage sale were the lost work of Ansel Adams. (KGO-TV)

-- Honorees: Early prizes in the Venice Architecture Biennale include those for Bahrain for best national pavilion and Junya Ishigami for best project. (Art Info)

-- Stage luminaries: The nominations have been announced for the 2010 Jefferson Awards, honoring excellence in Chicago's theater community. (Chicago Tribune)

-- New leadership: The Colorado Ballet has appointed a new chief executive who has no experience in the dance world. (Denver Post)

-- Heading home: The Towanda Historical Museum in Kansas is returning artifacts to the Wichita tribe in Oklahoma. (NewsOK)

-- And in the L.A. Times: The likenesses of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are to be reunited on Mexican currency; Matthew Fox of "Lost" may star in a London stage production.

-- David Ng

Photo: Authorities look at water dripping from "David and Goliath," a painting by the Renaissance master Titian in the Santa Maria della Salute Basilica in Venice. Credit: Andrea Patarro / AFP/Getty Images