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Monster Mash: Photos may not be by Ansel Adams; Lehman Bros. selling European collection

August 9, 2010 |  8:03 am


-- Dubious authenticity: A stash of photo negatives that some have attributed to Ansel Adams appears to be the work of an amateur, according to Adams associates. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Liquidation sale: Art from the European collection of Lehman Bros. -- including pieces by Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter and Lucien Freud -- will go on sale in September. (BBC News)

-- Master builder: An anonymous owner is selling a little-known trove of sketches, tracings and renderings by architect Philip Johnson. (Architectural Record)

-- Corporate PR: Is Bravo preventing artist Jaclyn Santos, one of the stars of its reality series "Work of Art," from talking to the media? (Art Info)

-- There's a catch: The Washington National Opera faces the loss of an important source of income if it decides to merge with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (Washington Post)

-- Speaking out: Donald Rosenberg, the ousted classical music critic of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, talks about his court loss. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Money woes: The American Folk Art Museum in New York is reaching a crucial point in its drawn-out financial restructuring process. (New York Times)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Rent" at the Hollywood Bowl; Eli Broad's downtown museum gets the OK from the City Council.

-- David Ng

Photo: Images that were believed to have been taken by Ansel Adams. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times