Tracey Emin, the British artist known for graphic representations of her sex life and aborted pregnancies, is one of 12 visual artists commissioned to design posters for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Google Inc. yesterday introduced virtual tours of 17 world museums, putting high-resolution close-ups of masterworks by Van Gogh , Rembrandt and Botticelli on a new one-stop website dubbed Art Project .
Works by Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons boosted a 45.6 million pound ($68.2 million) sale in London last night, settling nerves in the market for contemporary art as almost half the successful bids were above presale estimates.
Works by Francis Bacon, Peter Doig and Lucian Freud helped Christie’s International raise 78.8 million pounds ($126 million) at an auction in London last night. It was the company’s highest total for a sale of contemporary works in the U.K. capital since June 2008.