Glass houses: London’s Tate Modern wins privacy fight
LONDON (AP) — A British judge ruled Tuesday that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw legal stones, rejecting a claim that a viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery invaded the privacy of residents in luxury apartments next door.
Owners of four glass-walled apartments in the Neo Bankside complex sought to force the gallery to block off part of a terrace that offers visitors views over London — and into their homes.
UK neighbors accuse Tate Modern of invading their privacy
LONDON (AP) — Residents of London's Neo Bankside apartment complex enjoy spectacular views over the British capital. But some are unhappy at being on display themselves.
Owners of four apartments have gone to court, saying that a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery next door violates their right to privacy by letting hundreds of thousands of tourists a year peer into their homes.
Tate Modern makes time for 24-hour movie ‘The Clock’
LONDON (AP) — Christian Marclay's "The Clock" is both the ultimate feature film and an artwork you can set your watch by.
The Swiss-American artist has edited together thousands of movie clips containing clocks, watches or references to the time — one or more for every minute of the day — into a 24-hour video.
The result is a mesmerizing patchwork that moves forward in time as it dances back and forth across film history.
LONDON (AP) — In 1932, Pablo Picasso was 50 years old and art critics were asking whether he was yesterday's man.
He proved them wrong with an outpouring of creativity that is charted in the exhibition "Picasso 1932 — Love, Fame Tragedy," opening this week at London's Tate Modern gallery.
Crystal Bridges shows 1960s works by black artists
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A new temporary exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art begins with a question posed by a group of black artists in the 1960s: "Is there a Negro image?"
100 years on, Tate Modern explores Russian revolutionary art
LONDON (AP) — The Soviet Union is gone, but the imagery it inspired lives on.
The visual vocabulary of red stars, scarlet banners, Cyrillic exclamations and cut-and-paste imagery is still very much with us. In a historic irony, it now forms part of the capitalist advertising toolkit, used to sell everything from vodka and fast food to rock music.
UK: Tate to reunite Picasso nudes for first time since 1932
LONDON (AP) — An exhibition at London's Tate Modern will reunite three Picasso nudes painted days apart but not displayed together for almost a century, the gallery said Thursday.
"Nude, Green Leaves and Bust," ''Nude in a Black Armchair" and "The Mirror" are boldly colored depictions of the artist's lover Marie-Therese Walter, all painted in a five-day period of March 1932.
Elton John’s photo trove displays beauty in black and white
LONDON (AP) — He's one of the most colorful figures in rock 'n' roll, but when it comes to photography, Elton John embraces black and white.
Scores of vintage images from the musician's collection are on display in "The Radical Eye ," an exhibition opening this week at London's Tate Modern.
Tate galleries director Nicholas Serota to step down
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Tate group of art galleries says director Nicholas Serota is stepping down after 28 years in charge.
The government says Serota has been appointed chairman of Arts Council England, which distributes funds to cultural organizations, starting in February 2017.
Serota oversaw a period of huge expansion for Tate, whose galleries include London's Tate Modern and Tate Britain and branches in Liverpool and St. Ives.