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Monster Mash: Broad gets competition for downtown site; sentencing in Muhammad case

July 16, 2010 |  8:03 am


-- Not so fast: Eli Broad has some competition for the possible downtown site for his new art museum. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Heading for the slammer: A Swedish court has sentenced two brothers to jail for firebombing the home of a Swedish artist after he depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog. (Associated Press)

-- Public art: A painting at the Sacramento Public Law Library is receiving criticism over what some see as an anti-Christian message. (News & Observer)

-- Online video: An artist is being criticized for filming her Holocaust-survivor father and family dancing to the hit song "I Will Survive" at Auschwitz. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Calling it quits: The publicity firm representing the "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway has resigned. (New York Times)

-- Another spinoff: The Canadian premiere of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, begins this week in Toronto. (Playbill)

-- Vanished: Police are saying that a painting by Candido Portinari, one of Brazil's best-known painters, has been stolen from a museum. (Associated Press)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews "Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection" at SFMOMA; "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" finds a Broadway berth for September; the Hammer Museum has hired Brooke Hodge as its director of exhibition management and publications. 

-- David Ng

Photo: The proposed site for Eli Broad's new museum in downtown L.A. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times