Friday’s Art Notes

BY Lea Winerman  April 22, 2011 at 10:31 AM EDT

Weiwei protest

Human rights advocates hold a protest at a busy Hong Kong shopping area asking for the release of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who has not been seen since he was detained at Beijing’s airport on April 3. Photo by Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images.

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Los Angeles authorities say ‘Art in the Streets’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art has spawned a rash of tagging near the museum, while MOCA says such work was anticipated and is being cleaned up, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Starting with Saturday’s premiere of the new season, the BBC will broadcast ‘Doctor Who’ around the world on the same day for the very first time, via NPR. The move is part of an effort to stop illegal downloading.

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Two pieces of a torn 660-year-old Chinese painting held by Taiwan and mainland China will be reunited for the first time in centuries, via the Associated Press.

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Madelyn Pugh Davis, a screenwriter who co-wrote for “I Love Lucy” died Wednesday at age 90, via the Atlantic.