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Monster Mash: Paris art theft twist; artist to give birth in gallery

October 10, 2011 |  8:38 am

Modigliani

Odd twist: A man suspected of hiding artwork stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art last year claims that he threw the paintings into the garbage. (Los Angeles Times)

Exhibitionist: A Brooklyn performance artist is planning to give birth in an art gallery. (NBC New York)

Fair is fair: The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh has made good on a Super Bowl bet with the Milwaukee Museum of Art. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Blockbuster show: The National Gallery in London is facing the prospect of major strike disruption during next month's Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. (The Guardian)

Recovered: Two stolen Pablo Picasso paintings worth millions of dollars reportedly have been found in Serbia. (CBC News)

Back to normal: The National Air and Space Museum has reopened after demonstrators swarmed the building to protest a drone exhibit. (Associated Press, via Washington Post)

No end in the sight: The protracted contract dispute between the Louisville Orchestra and its musicians appears far from over. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

One for the Gipper: A sculpture of Ronald Reagan has been unveiled in a Newport Beach park. (Corona Del Mar Today)

MLK play: Playwright Katori Hall takes a unique look at Martin Luther King Jr. in "The Mountaintop," which opens this week on Broadway. (Los Angeles Times)

Free-use photos: The Archives of American Art has contributed 285 digitized photographs from the Federal Art Project's Photographic Division Collection to Wikimedia Commons. (Archives of American Art)

Also in the L.A. Times: Charles McNulty reviews “I’ve Never Been So Happy” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and David C. Nichols reviews "Red Noses," which kicks off the 30th anniversary season at the Actors' Gang.

-- David Ng

Photo: A detail of "Woman with a Fan" by Modigliani, one of the works of art stolen from Paris' Museum of Modern Art. Credit: Reuters

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