George Michael’s art collection up for auction at Christie’s
LONDON (AP) — George Michael left a rich legacy of music — and of visual art.
The musician's collection of works by some of Britain's most famous contemporary artists is going up for auction in London next month, auctioneer Christie's announced Friday.
The sale includes pieces by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and other members of the "Young British Artists" generation who, like Michael, shook up Britain's creative scene in the 1980s and 90s.
Charlotte Prodger wins Turner art prize for smartphone video
LONDON (AP) — British artist Charlotte Prodger has won the prestigious Turner Prize for art with a video shot on an iPhone.
Prodger was announced Tuesday as winner of the 25,000 pound ($32,000) prize, which often sparks debate about the value of modern art.
The 44-year-old artist was nominated for two videos, including a meditation on identity and the Scottish landscape Prodger shot over the course of a year on her iPhone.
Architecture activists among Turner Prize nominees
LONDON (AP) — A group that uses architecture to uncover human rights abuses is among four finalists for the prestigious Turner Prize for art.
London-based collective Forensic Architecture, which includes artists, architects, lawyers and researchers, creates 3-D visualizations that have been used by prosecutors and rights groups around the world.
Film and video artists Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson are the other names on the list of finalists announced Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men have been arrested in a counterfeit art scheme that stole about $400,000 from unsuspecting buyers world-wide who believed they were getting limited edition prints signed by British artist Damien Hirst.
Manhattan prosecutors on Monday announced the indictment of 52-year-old Vincent Lopreto, of New Orleans, 34-year-old Marco Saverino, of Cottonwood, Arizona and 50-year-old Paul Motta, of Sedona, Arizona on grand larceny and scheme to defraud charges.
LONDON (AP) — Two artists over 50 are among finalists for the prestigious Turner Prize, famed for launching the careers of Damien Hirst and other members of the "Young British Artists" generation.
Organizers have removed an upper age limit of 50 for nominees.
Train, buttocks among contenders for art’s Turner Prize
LONDON (AP) — A model train and bare buttocks are among artworks nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize.
Work by four shortlisted artists went on display Monday at London's Tate Britain gallery. The show includes Michael Dean's scrap-metal sculptures, Helen Marten's collage-based works, Josephine Pryde's model of a graffiti-covered train and Anthea Hamilton's surrealist sculptures, including a 10-meter (33-foot) tall model of a man's naked posterior.
LONDON (AP) — More than 200 pieces from David Bowie's extensive art collection, including works by Damien Hirst and Jean-Michel Basquiat, are to go on public display before being sold at Sotheby's in November.
Bowie, a musical and sartorial chameleon, died in January aged 69. He was an avid collector of contemporary and modern art, and served on the editorial board of Modern Painters magazine.
The sale — which will be preceded by a public exhibition — includes...