Thursday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  September 1, 2011 at 10:56 AM EDT

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Four elderly women — Margaret Reeve, Martha Cotton, Ethel Jackson, Lauriel Stewart — recreate a pose from the front cover of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album on artwork outside the Hayward Gallery on September 1, 2011 in London, England. The painting by 3D street artists Joe and Max was commissioned by VisitBritain and will go on a world tour to promote their ‘You’re Invited’ campaign to promote Britain overseas. Photo by Oli Scarff/ Getty Images

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In Norway, the July terrorist bombing may have destroyed some important art works installed at the national ministries, via The Art Newspaper. More than a hundred artworks loaned to the government are currently missing.

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The actor who holds the world record for the number of performances in a single Broadway show — 9,382, to be exact — will finally be leaving the cast of “The Phantom of the Opera,” via The New York Times.

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A new release of “Return of the Jedi” has some digitally added dialogue in one of Darth Vader’s most dramatic scenes, via Entertainment Weekly.

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A Scottish earl is asking permission to permanently keep a street art-style mural he had painted on his castle, via BBC.

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BBC profiles a pest expert who helps museums battle art-eating moths, which is a growing problem.