Thursday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  June 17, 2010 at 10:33 AM EST

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’9-Part Self Portrait’, a collage of large-format Polapan prints by artist Chuck Close is displayed at Sotheby’s during a preview of The Polaroid Collection, in New York, June 16, 2010. The Polaroid Collection, which was started by Polaroid founder Edwin Land, will go on auction June 21-22. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/ AFP/ Getty Images

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A Piet Mondrian painting was stolen from a museum in the Netherlands, via CBC.

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Paul McCartney has been commissioned to compose music for a new ballet, via BBC.

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The experimental final film of Nicholas Ray, the director who made “Rebel Without a Cause,” will be released next year at the Venice Film Festival, via the New York Times.

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Ceci n’est pas un cigare. A photo of Winston Church at a new British war museum was airbrushed to take out the cigar from an iconic photo of the former prime minister, via UPI.

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A former Yugoslavian nuclear war bunker is being transformed into an underground art gallery, via the Associated Press.