Monday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  August 16, 2010 at 2:55 PM EST

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Hundreds gathered in Times Square to view the sculpture at the site of the historic LIFE Magazine cover photograph of an unidentified sailor kissing nurse Edith Shain by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt in New York. The sculpture commemorates the 65th anniversary of what Americans call V-J Day, marking the victory over Japan that ended the war in 1945. Photo by Don Emmert/ AFP/ Getty Images

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The Italian govenment is trying to claim that it is the legal owner of Michelangelo’s David rather than the city of Florence, via The Guardian.

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The world’s largest museum devoted to Islamic art has reopened in Cairo after an eight-year restoration, via AFP.

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Artifacts belonging to the Northern California Yurok Tribe have been returned by the National Museum of the American Indian, via the Associated Press.

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The Los Angeles Times visits “the CBGB of video games”, a venue for indie video game artists and enthusiasts in Queens.

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Bruno S., a German street performer who spent his young life in mental institutions before later starring in two films by director Werner Herzog, died last week in Berlin, via The New York Times.