Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  January 21, 2011 at 12:51 PM EDT

A man walks past a sculpture by Indian artist Paresh Maity during the Indian Art Summit in New Delhi on January 20, 2011. Photo by Prakash Singh/ AFP/ Getty Images

A man walks past a sculpture by Indian artist Paresh Maity during the Indian Art Summit in New Delhi on January 20, 2011. India’s biggest art fair opened on January 20, pulling in dozens of foreign galleries seeking to tap a new breed of buyers in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Now in its third edition, the annual Indian Art Summit has expanded sharply in both size and prominence, with 84 galleries taking part this year compared with 55 last time. Photo by Prakash Singh/ AFP/ Getty Images

The Wall Street Journal visits the Indian Art Summit.

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On Thursday, the Republican Study Committee released a plan to cut federal spending by eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, via the Los Angeles Times.

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The Los Angeles Times reports on a lecture given by Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough, who had cited possible budget cuts as part of his reason for removing an artwork from an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.

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The art fair goes totally digital tomorrow, when VIP members can log in to view and buy works by well-known artists, some that are valued over a million dollars, via Bloomberg.

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A San Francisco gallery and design shop challenges the legal claim made by artist Jeff Koons that they are infringing on his intellectual property by selling a bookend shaped like a balloon dog, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini wraps up his two-week project ranking the best classical composers, with a final personal list of the cream of the crop.