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Monday’s Art Notes


Neil Young performed at Sunday’s closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The Toronto native sang his 1976 song, “Long May You Run,” which he also performed for Conan O’Brien’s final episode of “The Tonight Show.”

Young’s performance has the New York Times’ David Itzkoff wondering which other finales where we might hear the song.


David Alpaugh writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education about how the publication of poetry is “likely to double, quadruple, ‘ten-tuple’ in the decades ahead.”

“The notion that writing and performing ‘poetry’ is the easiest way to satisfy the American itch for 15 minutes of fame has spilled out of our campuses and into the wider culture,” Alpaugh says.


Ernst Beyeler, one of the top art dealers in the world, has died at age 88. “His extensive network of wealthy clients and his own considerable financial resources made him a constant and influential presence whenever top-quality work came up for sale,” writes William Grimes in the New York Times.


While Salman Rushdie is planning to write a book about his life under fatwa, an Indian artist has been granted amnesty in Qatar after causing uproar with paintings depicting nude Hindu goddesses.

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