Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  March 22, 2011 at 12:15 PM EDT

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Smoke rises near the Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre basilica, on March 22, 2011, from the Elysee Montmartre music hall in Paris where a fire broke out this morning. The cabaret, created in the 18th century, is one of the birth places of the famous French can-can dance. Photo by Erin Feferberg/ AFP/ Getty Images

Read more about the fire from the Associated Press.

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Richard Prince, famous for the artistic appropriation of other people’s images, has lost a copyright infringement lawsuit for a series of paintings and collages in which he used photographs by Patrick Cariou, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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Mississippi Delta Blues musician Pinetop Perkins, whose prolific career included collaboration with Muddy Waters, died in Austin, Tex., at the age of 97, via The Associated Press.

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Spanish authorities published a list of art works they have recovered in hopes that they can return the items to their owners, via The Guardian.