Wednesday’s Art Notes
The Runner, by artist Faith Bebbington, part of Liverpool Discovers Art Celebration on February 15, 2011 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool Discovers has been commissioned by Liverpool City Council and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The art trail tells the greatest stories seldom told about Liverpool. Photo by Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images
Borders, the the number-two chain of bookstores in the U.S., filed for Chapter 11 on Wednesday, via Publishers Weekly.
A protest against arts funding cuts broke out at a Sotheby’s auction of contemporary art in London on Tuesday, via Bloomberg. Up for sale was part of Ai Weiwei’s sunflower installation, as well as one of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn screenprints.
Joanne Siegel, the woman who was the physical model for the Superman comic book character Lois Lane, died in California at the age of 93, via The New York Times.