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Tuesday’s Art Notes

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A bird flies over a sculpture fountain during cold weather at Tokyo’s Hibiya park on January 11, 2011. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/ AFP/ Getty Images

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The top prizes for children’s literature were handed out Monday afternoon. Clare Vanderpool’s “Moon Over Manifest” won the John Newbery Medal and “A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” about animals visiting their zookeeper when he’s not feeling well, won the Caldecott, via the Associated Press.

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Florida’s Dali Museum, the largest collection of works by the surrealist artist outside of Spain, reopened Tuesday in a new deluxe (and hurricane proof) St. Peterburg location, via WTSP News 10.

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Turkish Prime Minister Racep Erdogan wants to tear down a memorial that honors the peace between Turkey and Armenia, calling it an “abomination” and arguing that it detracts from an ancient Islamic mausoleum, via ARTINFO.

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The Wall Street Journal drops in at a Chinese creative mecca, one of the major Shanghai artist communities, where rents are going up and leases may not get renewed.

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The Art Newspaper examines how artists act as philanthropists for other artists.

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“Rich people decided at the beginning of the year that they had plenty of money to spend,” says the head of Christie’s American operation about the auction house’s record year, via Bloomberg.

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Peter Yates, a British film director whose credits include the Steve McQueen classic Bullit, the Bloomington biking comedy Breaking Away and the period theater drama The Dresser, has died in London at the age of 81, via The New York Times.

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