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Thursday’s Art Notes

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A woman views “The Lion & Unicorn” by Gitta Gschwendtner at the Southbank Center in London, which is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain with several art installations. Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images.

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An aide to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi sent a letter to New York Times fashion editor Horacio Silva asking him to curate a 2013 retrospective of Gadhafi’s clothing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, via ARTINFO.

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Officials said an Austrian museum must return a painting by Gustav Klimt to its rightful owners after learning the piece was seized by the Nazis during World War II. The painting, ‘Litzlberg am Attersee,’ which now belongs to MdM Salzburg, could be worth as much as $44 million, via the Associated Press.

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A rare recording of “God Save the Queen” by the Sex Pistols has been named the most valuable vinyl disc of all time, via the BBC.

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Former Baltimore Sun photographer David Hobby has changed the photography business forever, via Slate.

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Sol Saks, a veteran television writer and playwright who created the classic 1960s sitcom “Bewitched,” has died at age 100, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Robert Vickrey, a painter who was a leading figure of the magic realism school, has died at age 84, via the New York Times.

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