Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  June 4, 2010 at 11:50 AM EST

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Visitors observe a new multimedia art exhibition entitled ‘In Other People’s Skins’ by British artist Terry Flaxton at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on June 3, 2010 in New York City. The exhibit, which is housed under a black tent inside the historic church, features a table surrounded by chairs with an overhead projector beaming life-size images of hands and arms enjoying a meal. Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’, ‘In Other People’s Skins’ looks to celebrate different cultures and the daily act of eating with others. Photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images

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Defunct financial firm Lehman Brothers plans to put hundreds of works of contemporary art up for auction this fall, via Reuters.

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Organized gangs are robbing British estates of their fine porcelain, via the Art Newspaper.

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Thirty-five-year-old designer and conceptual artist Tobias Wong died on Sunday of an apparent suicide, via the New York Times.

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Peter Orlovsky, poet and longtime muse and partner to Allen Ginsberg, died Sunday in Vermont at the age of 76, via the Washington Post.

Watch our recent feature on the photographs of Allen Ginsberg, who captured life with Orlovsky over the many years they were together.