A portrait of desperate Britain: 4,000 job seekers queue for chance of employment at new shopping centre

A portrait of desperate Britain: 4,000 job seekers queue for chance of employment at new shopping centre Queues formed two hours before the jobs fair opened its doorsJob seekers had to park a mile away because so many people were therePositions were sought at new 84million shopping centre with 56 shops . The Whiteley Shopping Centre, Hampshire, is set to open in May and will have 56 shops, creating more than 1,000 jobs. Carol Bramley, from West End, was the first in the queue at 8am on Wednesday as she looked to find a job for the first time since January.

Dominic Elliott: David Hockney"s assistant dies after being taken from renowned artist"s home

David Hockney's close friend and assistant, 23, dies in hospital after falling ill at artist's houseHis assistant Dominic Elliott was taken to Scarborough Hospital yesterdayMr Elliott helped the renowned artist to set up equipment for his projects Hockney, of Bridlington, East Yorks, is one of Britain's best-known painters By Suzannah Hills and Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 08:42 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:59 GMT, 18 March 2013 David Hockney's personal assistant has died after being taken ill at the renowned British artist's seaside home. Dominic Elliott, 23, was a close friend of the artist and helped him set up his equipment when he was working on his projects and exhibitions. Mr Hockney, 75, even painted a portrait of Mr Elliott in 2008

Picasso painting sells for more than 28.5m at auction as prices for sought-after works soars

Picasso painting sells for more than 28.5m at auction as prices for most sought-after works soars Woman Sitting Near a Window sold at Sotheby's yesterdayPrices for sought-after works have soared in recent years sale for 41.5m US dollars (26.5m). 'Golden muse': Pablo Picasso's (right) 1932 piece Femme Assise Pres d'une Fenetre (Woman Sitting Near a Window) of his companion Marie-Therese Walter (left) sold for more than 28.5m ‘This particular portrait is a striking and notably modern-looking work from one of the artist's most celebrated periods.’ Nonetheless, it was comfortably the top lot of an evening when a series of works on paper by Austrian artist Egon Schiele arguably stole the limelight. MOST EXPENSIVE ARTWORK PRICETAGS No

London map: Artist sketches quirky map of the capital complete with giant bagel, elephant and pharaoh

You'll be drawn to London: Artist sketches quirky map of the capital complete with 'Lovely Jubbly' Peckham and a giant bagel Jenni Sparks's map includes colour-coded train lines based on actual geographic Tube mapShe said: 'I wanted to find out exactly what made all the different places in London unique'Landmarks include giant pharaoh (British Museum); 'Van Gogh was here' (in Stockwell); and mustachioed Hoxton | UPDATED: 13:41 GMT, 24 December 2012 It's not often you'll find a map of London with 'Van Gogh was here' written over a street in Stockwell. But this quirky hand-drawn effort is not your standard guide to the city.

Now that"s Etch A Sketch art: Portraits of famous faces drawn with one continuous line

Now that's Etch-A-Sketch art: Incredible portraits of famous faces drawn with one continuous lineSelf-taught French artist Pierre Emmanuel Godet has gone back to basics by drawing his portraits with a single line | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 23 December 2012 It's often said that simplicity is a lost art and it seems this artist has taken the motto to heart. Self-taught French artist Pierre Emmanuel Godet has attempted to make his work as basic as possible by painstakingly drawing famous faces from across the decades with just one single continuous line

Lucien Freud estate to give selection of his favourite pieces to the nation to pay off late artist"s 10million tax bill

Lucien Freud estate to give selection of his favourite pieces to the nation to pay off late artist's 10million tax bill Executors offer works by Edgar Egas abd Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Government panel understood to have accepted applicationMinisters will have to ratify decision and decide which museums will benefit | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 22 December 2012 With his intensely personal portraits, Lucian Freud often defied convention. And now the late artist’s estate has found an equally unorthodox way to settle his 10 million inheritance tax bill – by trading in parts of his art collection

Jakob Wagner"s nightscape photography of New York, Cape Town, Shanghai, London

Shimmering 'nightscapes' from the world's greatest cities: Time lapse pictures show New York, Cape Town and Shanghai in glittering glory Photographer Jakob Wagner can spend hours looking for the right spot to capture his stunning 'nightscapes' photosWhen he has found the perfect view, he sets up his tripod and takes a time lapse photo of the vast skyscape | UPDATED: 16:15 GMT, 12 December 2012 Perched on his vantage point above twinkling cities, photographer Jakob Wagner can spend hours looking for the right spot to capture photos for his stunning 'nightscapes' series.

From Charlton Heston"s Ten Commandments to Spock"s suit (and ears): The Hollywood props going up for auction

From Charlton Heston's 10 Commandments to Spock's suit (and ears): The Hollywood props going up for auction Auction includes memorabilia from Star Trek, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and James Bond | UPDATED: 16:33 GMT, 10 December 2012 Under the hammer: Leonard Nimoy, in his trademark tunic, has his gun drawn as Spock From Star Trek to The Ten Commandments, some of the most iconic props in Hollywood history are expected to go under the hammer this month. Memorabilia from dozens of films, including a full-scale alien from the Aliens films and dinosaurs from Jurassic Park, will be sold at 'The Hollywood Auction' in California on December 15

Don"t call the police, it"s only art: Bizarre mannequin "hoodies" invade the streets of Rome

Don't call the police, it's only art: Bizarre mannequin 'hoodies' invade the streets of RomeUS artist Mark Jenkins has created the street installations to 'get people to look up from their mobile phones'He has placed hooded mannequins poking out of bins, playing tug of war, and apparently fired at a darts board | UPDATED: 19:39 GMT, 9 December 2012 An army of sinister hoodies appear to have invaded Rome. But closer inspection reveals that the strange figures are in fact mannequins styled in bizarre positions

Calvin Seibert: Incredible photographs show artist"s amazing geometric sandcastles

Bet he needs more than a bucket and spade! Incredible photographs show artist's amazing geometric sandcastles | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 28 November 2012 As any parent will know, building the perfect sandcastle is no easy task. But as these incredible pictures show, sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert has managed it to perfection. He has created these astonishing geometric structures out of one of the world's most delicate mediums.