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Twelve British Artists Selected to Design a Set of Posters for...

LONDON (REUTERS).- Twelve artists including Tracey Emin, Martin Creed and Chris Ofili will design a set of posters for the Olympic and Paralympic Games next summer, as Britain seeks to use the events to showcase its cultural heritage. The nominated art...

Actor Ben Stiller and Renowned Gallerist David Zwirner Gather "Artists for...

NEW YORK, NY.- Actor, director, and philanthropist Ben Stiller has joined together with gallerist and art dealer David Zwirner to organize Artists for Haiti, a major, high-profile art auction which will raise funds for education and health programs for...

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale to Debut Ai Weiwei’s ‘Sunflower Seeds’...

LONDON.- In the wake of Sotheby’s third most successful year ever (2010) for sales of Contemporary Art, the company presents its forthcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction, which will take place on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011. The sale will fea...

Sotheby’s Forthcoming Contemporary Art Evening Sale to Debut Ai Weiwei’s ‘Sunflower...

LONDON.- In the wake of Sotheby’s third most successful year ever (2010) for sales of Contemporary Art, the company presents its forthcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction, which will take place on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011. The sale will fea...

Tate Liverpool Takes a Journey through the Black Atlantic

LIVERPOOL.- "Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic" takes its inspiration from Paul Gilroy’s seminal book 'The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness' (1993). The exhibition is the first ...

Less Elephant Dung in New Show by Chris Ofili at...

Chris Ofili - "Blossom", 1997 - Private Collection - © Chris Ofili Courtesy of Tate Britian, London

LONDON (REUTERS).- He is best known for working with elephant dung, but British artist Chris Ofili has taken a more painterly turn since his move from London to Trinidad five years ago. A mid-career retrospective at Tate Britain in London covers the first two decades of the 41-year-old, Turner Prize-winning artist's work, and one third of the 45 or so paintings on display have not been seen in Britain before. The earliest paintings date from 1993, a year after he travelled to Zimbabwe where he first thought of applying elephant dung to the canvas. So the first room of the seven-room show, which opens on January 27 until May 16, is dominated by titles such as "Shithead," "Painting with Shit on it" and "Spaceshit."

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