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Linda McCartney
Leonora Carrington in her Mexico City studio, via Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern, San Francisco

ART HEADLINES FROM ALL OVER

May 26, 2011

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* SFMoMA plans to add huge, wedge-shaped Snohetta-designed $250-million expansion to rear of its existing Mario Botta building, reports SF Gate.

* A report by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds that exposure to culture is linked to good health -- particularly for men! -- says the BBC.

* Leonora Carrington, 1917-2011, the last living Surrealist, died of pneumonia yesterday in Spain.

* New copyright case involves Barbara Kruger's nudie photo of Kim Kardashian's breasts, according to the Daily Mail.

* China complains about Salman Rushdie's support for Ai Weiwei, reports the Telegraph.

* Detained but not silenced: two Swiss museums showcase jailed artist Ai Weiwei, says Worldradio.

* On his state visit, President Obama to be shown artworks that reveal British enthusiasm for all things American, according to the Guardian.

* 20-year-old Canadian graffiti artist Maximino Gonzales -- tag name Meno -- was arrested on Tuesday after evading police for “a year or two,” reports Anchorage Daily News.

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