Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  May 3, 2011 at 9:46 AM EDT

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A mural reading ‘Wir bleiben alle’ (we’re all staying) adorns a vacated squat in Berlin’s mitte district on May 2, 2011. Photo by John MacDougall/ AFP/ Getty Images

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The Book of Mormon, a new musical by the South Park creators, leads the Tony nominations with 14, announced Tuesday morning, via The Wall Street Journal.

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In Tokyo, a famous mural showing the devastation of nuclear war by abstract artist Taro Okamoto was anonymously altered over the weekend to depict the damaged nuclear reactor at Fukushima, via AFP.

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A court appeal filed by famed record producer Phil Spector in an attempt to overturn a murder conviction has been denied, via The Associated Press.

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Peter Galassi, 60, chief photo curator at the MoMA, is resigning his post in July, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

Jeffrey Brown interviewed Galassi last year about an exhibition of the work of French photo master Henri Cartier-Bresson.