Friday’s Art Notes
Tourists sit near the Colosseum in Rome, on December 2, 2010. Italian luxury shoe tycoon Diego Della Valle said the same day he was bidding to restore the Colosseum. Photo by Andreas Solaro/ AFP/ Getty Images
Read more about the deal to restore the Colosseum via The Telegraph.
Next week’s season premiere at Milan’s La Scala opera house may hit a sour note given the current culture funding maelstrom going on Italy, via Reuters
The lineup at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival was announced Thursday, and many of low-budget indie films feature stars with Hollywood pedigrees, via the Associated Press.
The Associated Press looks at how art dealers are working on persuading Chinese billionaires to switch from buying Asian art to buying pieces from the Western canon.
The New York Times tells the tale of a year-long conservation effort to repair a very rare ‘moving panorama’ (a narrative mural, painted on 800 feet of fabric).