Globetrotting

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 14 August, 2011, 12:00am

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Los Angeles

The Museum of Contemporary Art mounted eight paintings by late artist Cy Twombly yesterday, part of a memorial exhibition that will run until October 2. 'Cy Twombly Tribute: A Scattering of Blossoms & Other Things' offers some of the eccentric painter's best works from his career of more than 60 years. Twombly (pictured) died on July 5 this year, aged 83.

New York

Jay-Z and Kanye West's joint album, Watch the Throne, was released last week on iTunes after months of hype. Despite all the things they brag about on the album (money, cars, women, more money), perhaps their most impressive feat is preventing the album from being prematurely leaked - a first for a major album in years.

Tokyo

After a strong gig in Hong Kong on Tuesday, the Red Hot Chili Peppers (pictured) are tonight's headliner at the Summer Sonic festival. The two-day festival also features The Strokes, X Japan, Beady Eye, Odd Future, mainland bands such as Queen Sea Big Shark, and the Village People.

Pittsburgh

Photos and videos of actress Anne Hathaway in a Catwoman suit (pictured), snapped by onlookers in Pittsburgh, leaked online this week, giving the world an early look at The Dark Knight Rises, the much anticipated final instalment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Responses to the Catwoman suit have been so polarising Hathaway and the movie studios have addressed the matter on record.

Basel

This is the final week to catch 'Constantin Brancusi & Richard Serra', an exhibition of sculptures by Roman artist Brancusi and American artist Serra at the Fondation Beyeler, with 40 bright, softly curved sculptures of human figures by the former and 10 dark, metallic jagged sculptures by the latter.

Venice

Hong Kong filmmaker Johnnie To Kei-fung's Life Without Principle, a drama about financial greed that has been in development for years, will close the Venice Film Festival, the festival committee announced last week. The festival will run from August 31 until September 10.

 

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