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April 23, 2009 |  8:34 am

Hitler paintings

Hitler watercolor -- Controversial sale: Collection of paintings thought to be early work by Hitler goes up for auction.

-- Liberace, the Musical?: "The Man, the Musical and the Memories" aims for a Broadway run this fall.

-- Caught in the middle: Family's dispute over inheritance leads city of San Francisco to agree to sell Oceanic art pledged to de Young Museum.

-- Stepping down: Longtime director of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to retire. 

-- High fashion design: Prada unveils its $10-million Transformer venturewith Rem Koolhaas' Office for Metropolitan Architecture.

-- In the spotlight: Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks to star this summer in her own play at New York's Public Theater.

-- Cutting edge: Artist David Hockney tests a new medium: his iPhone.

-- Lawsuit continues: Art collector sues Louis Vuitton over works purchased at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Murakami exhibition.

-- Updating its look: Natural History Museum modernizes its 1913 building and looks to the future.

-- High-flying ballet: Clear Channel donates billboard space for public art project.

-- Lisa Fung

Images, top and lower: Landscapes believed  painted by Hitler  are up for auction. Credit: EPA