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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. Photo by Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images

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

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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.

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After the death of its founder last July, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company has announced the dates of its final tour. It will be the last time his works are performed by the dancers he trained.

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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.

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