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Monster Mash: Analyzing the 2011 Pritzker Prize winner; Getty Museum to return Nazi-looted painting

March 29, 2011 |  7:30 am


Winner: Portugal's Eduardo Souto de Moura has won the 2011 Pritzker Prize, the top international award in architecture. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne offers his analysis. (Los Angeles Times)

Changing hands: The J. Paul Getty Museum has agreed to return a 17th century painting looted by the Nazis. (Los Angeles Times)

Staying away: Attendance at Los Angeles museums lags behind smaller cities, according to a new report. (Los Angeles Times)

Farley Granger dies: The film actor, who had many Broadway and other theater credits, was 85. (Associated Press, via Los Angeles Times)

No deal: Universal Pictures won't be producing the film version of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "In the Heights." (Deadline)

A bit young, perhaps?: Ralph Fiennes is to play Prospero in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" on London's West End, starting in late August. (Variety)

On the waves: Classical music is getting a second radio outlet in the L.A. area. (Los Angeles Times)

Saved: A Vienna photo gallery, along with a group of entrepreneurs, has acquired a collection of several thousand Polaroid prints by well-known artists, including Andy Warhol, that were in danger of being auctioned off. (New York Times)

Deadline: Striking musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra said they have been given until Friday to make a deal with management. (Associated Press, via Chicago Tribune)

For sale: The Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York is planning to auction off a 19th century painting to fund new projects. (New York Times)

Deadlock: Musicians of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra are refusing to go along with $1.3 million in salary and benefit concessions. (Syracuse Post-Standard)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews "Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-1965" at LACMA.

-- David Ng

Photo: Eduardo Souto de Moura. Credit: Miguel Manso / Associated Press