Tuesday’s Art Notes



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.


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.


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.


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.