Monday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  March 7, 2011 at 10:11 AM EST

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Artist Katrina Asfardi performs on stage at the Fenice Theatre during the exclusive Gran Ballo della Cavalchina on March 5, 2011 in Venice, Italy. Photo by Barbara Zanon/ Getty Images

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Phil Collins has announced his retirement from music due to health problems that don’t permit him to continue drumming, via The Telegraph.

Jeffrey Brown talked to Collins back in October.

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The inhabitants of an artists’ community in Shanghai are using the theme of The Wizard of Oz (“There’s no place like home”) to protest a city order to evict them, via The Art Newspaper.

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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark received three more safety violations from the Labor Department on Friday, via The Wall Street Journal.

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Alberto Granado, an Argentine doctor who was also travel companion to Che Guevara across Latin America during the 1950s — a journey that was made into the 2004 fiction film The Motorcycle Diaries — has died at age 88 in Cuba, via The New York Times.