Wednesday’s Art Notes

BY Simon Marks  May 5, 2010 at 10:10 AM EDT

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Dancers of ‘Hooman Sharifi et the Impure company’ perform past TV sets displaying mobile phone videos at the Paris exhibition titled ‘Action 1.’ Iran’s so-called ‘Twitter Revolution’ came to downtown Paris in a show that takes some of the thousands of mobile phone videos shot by anti-government protestors and turns them into art. International and local Iranian media were banned from freely covering the massive wave of protest sparked by the disputed re-election last June 2009 of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Photo by Miguel Medina/ AFP/ Getty Images.

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Pablo Picasso’s painting “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” sold for $106.5 million Tuesday evening, a world record price for any work of art at auction. The 1932 painting was sold at Christie’s to an unidentified telephone bidder. The New York Times’ Holland Cotter takes a look at the fuss.

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Nashville’s iconic music venues (like the Grand Ole Opry), have suffered damage in severe floods battering the city, via Entertainment Weekly.

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The Republican Party of Florida has put an oil painting of Gov. Charlie Crist on eBay after he announced he was changing his party affiliation to Independent, via the Washington Post.

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Milan’s La Scala opera canceled Tuesday night’s performance of Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” with tenor Placido Domingo because of a strike called by unions protesting government emergency measures regarding the finances of Italy’s 14 opera houses, via the Associated Press.