Latest Young British Artists Stories

2009-10-04 14:17:27

Britart star Tracey Emin says she is considering leaving Britain because of an increased tax rate introduced by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The Sunday Times of London said Emin is frustrated over Brown's 50 percent tax rate set to target British residents making more than $239,000 a year. The tax rate increase is set to go into effect in April. Emin, a standout in the Young British Artists Group, commonly called Britart, reportedly said she is very seriously considering leaving Britain. I'm...

2006-06-28 11:27:22

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Artist Damien Hirst's iconic pickled shark, part of the Britart sensation when it went on display in the early 1990s, is rotting. Hirst is in talks with the owner of the 1991 work, U.S. hedge fund manager Steve Cohen who bought it less than two years ago for what media said was 6.5 million pounds ($11.8 million), to replace the original specimen. The work, called "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Something Living, 1991," was...

2006-06-22 08:10:00

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON -- Reclusive British modern art mogul Charles Saatchi, credited with creating the BritArt boom of the 1990s, has set up a virtual gallery on the Internet to let unknown artists from around the world showcase their work. With price records in the classical art market toppling almost daily, Saatchi's Your Gallery has in just three weeks gone from empty space to holding works by some 5,000 artists in 60 countries from China to the United States. Some of the works...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.