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Monster Mash: New Pablo Picasso works revealed; Frank Gehry, Donald Trump engage in feud

November 29, 2010 |  8:11 am

Picasso Discovered: A French couple has come forward with 271 undocumented, never-before-seen works believed to be by Pablo Picasso and estimated to be worth at least $79.4 million. But the revelation also has prompted a lawsuit. (BBC News)

Clash of egos: Frank Gehry and Donald Trump have traded barbed words in public as part of a running feud. (Curbed New York)

High tech: A Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, is displaying its historic sculptures in 3-D on iPad. (Telegraph)

Popular opinion: Residents of Sag Harbor, N.Y.,  are complaining about a public sculpture by controversial artist Larry Rivers. (The Wall Street Journal)

Honored: Composer Louis Andriessen has won the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for the opera "La Commedia," which was performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall in April. (NPR)

Explicit: The English National Opera is under fire for its production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" that features graphic rape scenes. (The Independent)

Vulnerable: Vandalism is becoming a growing problem for public art projects in San Francisco. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Financial trouble: The Louisville Orchestra in Kentucky is weighing the possibility of declaring bankruptcy. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Genius composer: A Mozart scholar has theorized more details about the composer's financial difficulties in the last years of his life. (New York Times)

And in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews "Rigoletto" at L.A. Opera.

-- David Ng

Photo: a drawing believed to be by Picasso that is part of a group of works revealed by a French couple. Credit: Associated Press

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