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Queen Singer Freddie Mercury’s Collection for Auction at Sotheby’s

This summer, Sotheby’s is presenting Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own, a once-in-a-lifetime series of auctions in which Queen singer’s prized possessions go up for sale. Alongside his legendary public persona, Freddie Mercury was a deeply educated collector with a connoisseur’s eye, honed over years of careful research and exploration of the artists and movements that sparked his intellectual and aesthetic curiosity. This collection, given on his death in 1991 to his friend Mary...

Portrait of the Queen Painted by Robot Unveiled

Today, Ai-Da Robot, the world’s first ultra-realistic humanoid robot artist, has revealed her new portrait of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II. Titled ‘Algorithm Queen’, the portrait was created to mark the celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee this June Bank Holiday. It is the first time in history a humanoid robot has painted a member of the Royal Family. At the time of the Queen’s coronation the first circuit board computers had only just been invented,...

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