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Friday’s Art Notes

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A model presents a creation by Pakistan’s School of Fine Art Design Gujranwala during the second day of Islamabad Fashion Week. Some 90 Pakistani male and female models, mostly newcomers, are participating in the four-day event, which aims to promote Pakistan’s textile industry. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images.

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In early January, a baby grand piano mysteriously appeared on a sand bar in Biscayne Bay. This week, 16-year-old aspiring art student Nicholas Harrington admitted it was his work. But before Harrington could haul it away (on order from the wildlife department), a musician had it picked up and towed to shore to give to his 10-year-old son, via The Miami Herald.

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The tradition continues: the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art have made a Super Bowl wager, via Modern Art Notes. Winner takes loser’s impressionist painting (well, at least for a loan.)

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Actor Charlie Sheen was hospitalized after laughing too much at a television show, which exacerbated his hernia, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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The late artist Dennis Oppenheim, who died this week in New York, leaves behind a few public art projects in process, including one in Pasadena (via the Pasadena Star-News) and another in Las Vegas (via Las Vegas Weekly).

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R&B singer Gladys Horton, who founded the girl group the Marvelettes and scored the first #1 hit for Motown, died Thursday in Thousand Oaks, CA, via The New York Times.

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