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Monster Mash: Giant Jesus statue rises in Poland; an appreciation of actress Jill Clayburgh

November 8, 2010 |  7:53 am

Jesusstatue Looming large: A 108-foot-tall statue of Jesus that some claim is the world's largest has been completed in a Polish town. (Associated Press)

Passing: An appreciation of stage and screen actress Jill Clayburgh, who died Friday at the age of 66. (Los Angeles Times)

Royal treatment: Bernar Venet of France will be the next artist to show work at the Versailles Palace, following a controversial exhibition by Takashi Murakami. (The Art Newspaper)

Outdoor initiative: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is launching a project devoted to sustainable urban agriculture. (Los Angeles Times)

Dissident voice: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was recently put under house arrest,  has called for British Prime Minister David Cameron to raise the issue of human rights on his visit to China. (BBC News)

Official visit: First Lady Michelle Obama visited the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum in New Delhi as part of President Obama's state visit to India. (The Wall Street Journal)

Controversy: A group of about 30 people gathered at the Lyceum Theater in New York to protest the use of minstrelsy and blackface in "The Scottsboro Boys." (New York Times)

Lost and found: Nearly a dozen sculptures  believed to have been lost or destroyed after World War II have been unearthed during construction near Berlin's city hall. (Associated Press)

Public art: A 22-foot public sculpture planned for the city of Indio, Calif., will cost $250,000. (Desert Sun)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty interviews songwriter Stephen Sondheim; a review of Spain's Corella Ballet Castilla y Leon at the Ahmanson Theatre; the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Mississippi, designed by Frank Gehry, has opened to the public. 

-- David Ng

Photo: A cyclist passes a new statue of Jesus in Swiebodzin, Poland. Credit: Czarek Sokolowski / Associated Press