American Artist Cy Twombly Dies at 83; Picasso Drawing Stolen from San Francisco Gallery


American painter Cy Twombly, awarded as Knight in order of honor (Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur), attends the inauguration of his painted ceiling at the Salle des Bronzes, one of the oldest sections of the Louvre museum on March 23, 2010 in Paris. (FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Remembered: Artist Cy Twombly, the influential American painter known for his signature scrawl, died Tuesday at a Rome hospital. He was 83. (New York Times)

Fashion Forward: Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week opened Wednesday outside the city’s landmark Brandenburg Gate with more than 50 shows presenting spring/summer collections for 2012. (AP via Washington Post)

Disputes: A proposal to charge visitors of the September 11th Memorial & Museum a $25 fee is fueling outrage among families, tourists and elected officials. (New York Post)

There, Inside My Mind: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed that he considered casting Michael Jackson in a film version of his musical “The Phantom of the Opera.” (Sydney Morning Herald)

Controversy: After the cancellation of an opera by the Tony Award-winning writer of “Billy Elliot: The Musical,” author Lee Hall says that discrimination against gays led to the collapse of the project. (New York Times)

Katherine Boyle reports on arts, museums and culture for the Style section.

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