Wednesday’s Art Notes
A painting entitled ‘Self-Portrait with a Black Eye’ by British artist Lucian Freud is displayed at Sotheby’s auction house in central London. The artwork, which was painted following an altercation with a taxi driver, is expected to reach between $4.8-6.5 million when it is auctioned at the Contemporary Art Evening auction in London, on February 10. Photo by Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images
Apple rolls out its hotly anticipated new device today. After the huge commercial successes of the ipod and the iphone, publishers are getting excited about how a popular new product could help increase readership and revenue of their digital editions.
Graphic artist Shepard Fairey is facing a criminal investigation for misconduct related to a legal dispute over the use of an Associated Press image to create his iconic presidential campaign poster for Barack Obama.