Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  November 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM EST

Objects stand on display in the new 'Designpanoptikum, Museum For Extraordinary Objects' on November 4, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/ Getty Images

Objects stand on display in the new ‘Designpanoptikum, Museum For Extraordinary Objects’ on November 4, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The museum, which is the creation of Russian-born artist Vlad Korneev, displays objects whose outward appearance was determined by function rather than form, Korneev says, and are the result of a collection he started while accumulating props for his photographic works. Photo by Sean Gallup/ Getty Images

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A judge says that Fisk University can sell its collection of Georgia O’Keefe artworks, but has to put most of the money into a trust to save the art if the school goes under, via The Tennessean.

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Artist Ai Weiwei says he has been placed under house arrest in order to prevent him from throwing a party while the Chinese authorities tear down his studio, via Christian Science Monitor.

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The Getty will have to wait to see if it can actually collect a J.M. Turner painting it bought from Sotheby’s back in July, or if the British government will hold it long enough to try and raise the funds to match the selling price to keep it in the country, via ARTINFO.

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The Los Angeles Times wonders whether the political ramifications of the midterm elections will effect the ideology showcased in Hollywood movies.