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What do you get the woman who has everything? Britain's Royal Academy of Arts has presented Queen Elizabeth II with works by some of the country's leading artists to mark the monarch's 60 years on the throne.
There are pickled sharks and polka dots, cigarette butts, flies and butterflies.
Britain's White Cube gallery, known as an early champion of provocative British artists Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, launched its Hong Kong branch on Thursday, becoming the latest Western gallery to open an Asian outpost in pursuit of China's booming art market.
A new message is greeting visitors to the home of Britain's prime minister: "More Passion."
It's a tricky question for a British politician _ which of the government's thousands of pieces of art do you put on your wall?
Some of Britain's best-known artists launched a campaign Friday to oppose planned government cuts that could slash arts funding by 25 percent.
British art collector Charles Saatchi is donating a gallery worth $37 million to his nation.