Tino Sehgal, a performance artist who had groups of people scurry around Tate Modern’s entrance lobby last year, is one of four nominees for the Turner Prize, the U.K.’s top contemporary-art award.
Grayson Perry is soberly dressed this morning: in jeans and a faded-blue zip-up jacket.
Once upon a time, an emissary from England journeyed to the peoples of the East on a mission of peace. With him he carried his totemic deity, a bear.
Christie’s International is planning its first fair to be held during Frieze Week, when London becomes the capital of the contemporary-art world.
The Turner Prize, the U.K.’s top visual-arts award, last night went to Elizabeth Price, whose films splice together footage of such unrelated topics as 1960s girl bands and a fire in a furniture stockroom.
The Turner Prize , Britain’s top visual-arts award, last night went to the sound artist Susan Philipsz , who plays recordings of her singing voice at bus stations and bridge underpaths.
Nobody ever acquired more fame with fewer actual paintings than Leonardo. He makes even the ultra- rare Dutch master Vermeer seem prolific.