Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  July 30, 2010 at 10:43 AM EDT

Shop shutters painted by the street artist Ben Eine on the Middlesex Street estate on July 30, 2010 in London, England. Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

Shop shutters painted by the street artist Ben Eine on the Middlesex Street estate on July 30, 2010 in London, England. The former graffiti artist, whose real name is Ben Flynn, has come to prominence after British Prime Minister David Cameron presented one of his artworks to President Obama on a recent state visit. Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

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John James Audubon’s long lost first professional engraving of a bird — an image of a grouse that he made in 1824 for a New Jersey banknote — has been found, via the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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The American Ballet Theater will perform in Cuba for the first time in 50 years, via the Wall Street Journal.

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The Italian government hopes to find a private sponsor to put up funds to restore the Colosseum, via Art Daily.

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And the Leaning Tower of Pisa will not be the Collapsing Tower of Pisa any time soon, via the Telegraph.