Art FocusTerry O’Neill, Photographer to the Stars, Dies at 81

Terry O’Neill, photographer to the stars, has died at the age of 81 after a long illness. He was celebrated for capturing the famous and notorious of the swinging 1960s, and Hollywood elite of the ’70s and ’80s. Awarded a CBE for services to photography in October 2019, he was best known for his images of stars including Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welch, Elton John, The Beatles, Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Taylor and the top models of...

Life & CultureMarina Abramović’s ‘The Life’ to be First Mixed Reality Artwork for Auction

A holographic artwork by performance artist Marina Abramović will be auctioned at Christie’s with an estimate of £600,000 next year. The Life (2019) was first shown at the  Serpentine Galleries, London in February, and uses ‘Mixed Reality’, showing the artwork through virtual reality goggles, but unlike full Virtual Reality, leaving the outside world partially visible. The 19-minute work, created using 32 cameras, involves Marina Abramović, dressed in red, appear to pace around her viewers. A...
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