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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 06/29/2011

China Orders Artist Ai Weiwei to pay $1.85 million in back taxes; Tom Petty Gets Political over ‘American Girl’


BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: Singer Tom Petty arrives to The Midnight Mission's 11th Annual Golden Heart Awards on May 9, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) (Alberto E. Rodriguez - GETTY IMAGES)
Payback: Beijing’s tax authorities have demanded that recently released Chinese artist Ai Weiwei pay $1.85 million in back taxes and fines. (Reuters)

Controversy: Tom Petty’s management team sent the Michele Bachmann campaign a cease and desist letter for playing his song “American Girl” during her campaign announcement. (Rolling Stone)

Dismissed: The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to take up an appeal by a man trying to claim ownership of a 480-year-old “Adam and Eve” from the Norton Simon Museum. (Los Angeles Times)

Staycations: An attempt to have the Mona Lisa return to Italy for a temporary visit has been dismissed by gallery chiefs. (Telegraph)

Tech Friendly: The J. Paul Getty Museum announced a collaboration with Google that enables visitors using the Google Goggles to now have immediate access to online resources about the museum’s collection. (Art Daily)

Still Got It: Dolly Parton released her 41st studio album. (Washington Post)

Popular: Christie’s contemporary art sale signaled continued strength in the market after Art Basel. (New York Times)

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