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Monster Mash: Banksy joins Occupy London?; Frank Gehry looks east

October 27, 2011 |  7:01 am

Banksy is believed to have unveiled a new work inspired by Monopoly and dedicated to Occupy London

Do not pass "Go": Banksy, the anonymous street artist, is believed to have unveiled a new sculptural work inspired by the Monopoly board game and dedicated to the Occupy London movement. (ArtLyst)

Looking east: Frank Gehry is seeking projects in Asian countries, including China and India, in the face of slower U.S. economic growth. (Bloomberg)

Recovered: Picasso paintings believed to be worth millions of dollars have been found in Serbia three years after being stolen. (Telegraph)

Moving on: Benjamin Millepied is stepping down from his role as a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet. (Los Angeles Times)

Branching out: Pop star Lance Bass is involved in a new stage play, "The Fabulous Lies of Hollywood Whores," that is aiming for Broadway and could star Kirstie Alley. (New York Times)

Seal of approval: A judge has given the OK to a new contract between the Philadelphia Orchestra and its musicians. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Blockbuster potential: Matthew Bourne will choreograph a new production of "Sleeping Beauty" by Tchaikovsky. (Guardian)

Pricey: New parking rates on London's West End are causing a stir among theater patrons. (The Stage)

Feeling better: Baritone Mariusz Kwiecien began performing "Don Giovanni" at the Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday following an injury that had sidelined him for a few shows. (New York Times)

Hypocritical? A violinist suing over age discrimination believes the judge in the case is too old. (New York Daily News)

Experimental: A Dutch artist is creating sculpture in an attempt to produce a "glacier" out of thin air in the desert. (Associated Press via Washington Post)

Celebrity art: Actress Lucy Liu is publishing a book featuring her own artwork. (CNN)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight on Larry Bell and Frank Gehry.

-- David Ng

Photo: A giant Monopoly board game in London, believed to be a creation of the street artist Banksy. Credit: Andy Rain / EPA