Man sells his tattooed skin to art collector who will have him flayed when he dies | The Independent

Tim Steiner has a work of art inked on him, but he’s only the “temporary frame”. He was tattooed a decade ago by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye – know for his controversial work on pigs – the design on his back he volunteered to be the canvas for involving a haloed Madonna, a Mexican-style skull, swallows, rose, joe fish and children frolicking among lotus flowers and taking 40 hours to complete. In 2008, the work, entitled TIM, was sold to German art collector Rik Reinking, with Steiner getting a third of the sum.

Source: Man sells his tattooed skin to art collector who will have him flayed when he dies | The Independent

Virtual Reality Has Arrived in the Art World. Now What? – The New York Times

The accelerating development of virtual reality technology – which lets yu escape into another world through a blackout headset – is finally rumbling the art world, always more skeptical than cinema and television about new technologies. A new generation of artists is beginning to produce virtual-realty artworks – some for display in galleries, others freely accessible online – that plunge viewers into fully articulated spaces. Forget contemplative distance; say goodbye to Brechtian alienation. In these works, immersion is all.

The latest technologies promise to uproot artistic conventions, but we’ve heard that before.

Source: Virtual Reality Has Arrived in the Art World. Now What? – The New York Times

Getty Images Announce First Female Sports Photographer Internship | PhotographyBLOG

“Getty Images are now taking applications for a newly created female sports photographer internship. Offered in partnership with Women’s Sport Trust, Cerno Capital and Canon, the internship will be a paid position in Getty Images’ London office and will run for one year from July 2017. During this time the photographer will learn all angles of the sports photography business by shadowing the picture desk, assignments team and field editors and honing her photography skills at sporting events. Applicants are asked to submit a CV and cover letter alongside a portfolio of their 15 best images.”

Getty Images are now taking applications for a newly created female sports photographer internship.

Source: Getty Images Announce First Female Sports Photographer Internship | PhotographyBLOG