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Wednesday’s Art Notes

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Ballet dancers from all over the country join together at the Bandshell in New York’s Central Park on August 2, 2010 and stand en pointe for one minute in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for ‘Most Ballerinas En Pointe’. Some 230 dancers set a record of 1 minute and 7 seconds and will be entered in the book. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Book retailer Barnes & Noble is up for sale, via Reuters.

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A 1496 altarpiece painted by Albrecht Durer is shown for the first time after a 21-year conservation effort to repair damage caused by a vandal who doused it sulphuric acid, via The Art Newspaper.

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A 19-year-old man was killed by a train while he was spray-painting a building in Worcester, Mass., via the Boston Herald.

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A legendary Hollywood art director, Robert F. Boyle, died Sunday at the age of 100, via the Los Angeles Times. Boyle is most famous for his work on the Hitchcock films “North by Northwest” and “The Birds” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”

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Suso Cecchi D’Amico, one of the most prolific screenwriters of Italian neo-realist cinema who penned “The Bicycle Thief,” among many others, has died at age 96, via the New York Times.

 

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