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Monster Mash: Art Walk gets a new leader; more Spider-Man drama; LA Weekly puts art on hiatus; Steve Martin tweets

December 23, 2010 |  7:58 am

Reeve Carney

Fearless leader: Los Angeles' Downtown Art Walk gets a new executive director. (Los Angeles Times)

Off again, on again: "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" cancels Wednesday's preview performance to deal with actor-safety concerns but is expected to resume Thursday. (Los Angeles Times)

Feeling bad: "Spider-Man" director Julie Taymor calls the accident that left 31-year-old actor Christopher Tierney in serious condition "heartbreaking." (Hollywood Reporter)

Feeling good: Actor Adam Pascal seems to be enjoying his moment back in the spotlight thanks to his "Spider-Man" rant on Facebook. (Wall Street Journal)

No "boring art talk" here: Steve Martin is tweeting from the courthouse during jury duty. (Movieline)

No art talk at all here?: LA Weekly has dumped art critic Doug Harvey and visual-art coverage is "on hiatus." (Los Angeles Times)

Sorry, Dan Flavin: The EU rules that the late artist's work be classified as light fixtures, for tax purposes. (Guardian)

Heads up: A mini version of Damien Hirst's diamond skull will inaugurate Gagosian's new space in Hong Kong. (The Art Newspaper)

Music honors: Julie Andrews, jazz musician Roy Haynes and the Juilliard String Quartet are among the recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards (Awards Tracker)

Rooms for rent: London museums and heritage sites are leasing space for the 2012 Olympics. (The Art Newspaper)

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Actor Reeve Carney, the lead in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," signs autographs outside the Foxwoods Theater on Broadway. Credit: Associated Press