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Friday’s Art Notes

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People photograph a Van Gogh self-portrait during the exhibition opening ceremony for ‘Van Gogh and the Amsterdam Impressionists’ at Beijing Capital Museum on September 1, 2011 in Beijing, China. Eleven oil paintings from the Rijksmuseum will be displayed from September 2 to October 9. Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ Getty Images

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The LAPD is holding a piece of artwork stolen from a hotel last month because there is doubt that it is an authentic Rembrandt, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupted a concert of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in London on Thursday, via CBC. The BBC was broadcasting the event, and decided to take it off the air.

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Members of an international art forgery operation whose victims include Steve Martin are being tried in Germany, via ARTINFO.

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For a few years in a row, the Seattle Library has been closing for a week in the summer to save on budget costs, via The New York Times.

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NPR talked to a New York library who lost about half of its collection from flooding due to Hurricane Irene.

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