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Tuesday’s Art Notes

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Chinese artist Liu Bolin stands at the end of a happening at the Grand Palais in Paris on April 1, 2011. Bolin, from Shandong, China, manages to camouflage himself in any surroundings, no matter how difficult they might be. Standing silently in front of his chosen scene, in locations all around the world, the 37-year-old artist uses himself as a blank canvas. Photo by Bertrand Langlois/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Foreign governments call on China to release the artist Ai Weiwei, while his family worries that he may be tortured or denied his regular medications, via Financial Times.

Ai’s large-scale sculpture project set to open early next month in New York will go on even if the artist is unable to be there, via The New York Times.

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The U.S. Department of Labor sent a letter to Maine labor officials on Monday saying that Gov. Paul LePage’s decision to remove a mural violated the stipulations of a federal grant and that the state would have to reimburse the government several thousands of dollars, via The Associated Press.

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The Gauguin painting that was attacked on Friday sustained no damage, via The Washington Post. The attacker turned out to be a 53-year-old Va. woman with a criminal record.

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The Detroit Free Press looks ahead to the work and healing needing to be done now that their city’s Symphony Orchestra has finally come to a contract settlement.

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In Poland, the only Shakespearean theater that was built outside of England during the playwright’s lifetime will be rebuilt, via The Guardian.

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