Taylor-Wood and Johnson marry in U.K.

Taylor-Wood and Johnson marry in U.K.

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Director Sam Taylor-Wood and actor Aaron Johnson announced Friday they have married in Somerset, England.
Actor Aaron Johnson a dad again at 21

Actor Aaron Johnson a dad again at 21

LONDON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Aaron Johnson's publicist confirmed the 21-year-old British actor has become a father for the second time.
John Lennon biopic in the works

John Lennon biopic in the works

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Casting reportedly is under way for the lead roles in a new film about the early years of the late British rock 'n' roll icon and peace activist John Lennon.

Beckham attempting to control portrait use

LONDON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- British soccer star David Beckham has laid out strict guidelines on how London's National Portrait Gallery may use a commissioned portrait of him.

The Scotland Portrait Gallery goes edgy

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is bringing in a very large collection of nude portraits next summer to rid itself of its old image.

'Prisoner of Azkaban' opens in Britain

LONDON, May 31 (UPI) -- Thousands of fans lined London streets for the premiere of Harry Potter's "The Prisoner of Azkaban," attended by the film's stars and author J.K. Rowling.

Beckham subject of artist's video portrait

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- A 107-minute video of British soccer star David Beckham sleeping is on display at Britain's National Portrait Gallery.
Sam Taylor-Wood
British artist/photographer Sam Taylor-Wood attends Stella McCartney's presentation of her Spring/Summer collection at London Fashion Week in London on September 20, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Sam Taylor-Wood (born 4 March 1967) is an English conceptual artist. She has been identified as a member of the Young British Artists movement. Her work includes photography and cinema.

Taylor-Wood was born in London, England. She is a graduate of Goldsmiths College.

Before breaking out as an artist, Taylor-Wood worked at the Royal Opera House and managed the Camden Palace nightclub. In 1991, her work began to appear in a number of group exhibitions alongside that of contemporaries from Goldsmiths. Her breakthrough came in 1994 with the work Killing Time in which four people mimed an opera score. From that point multi-screen video works became the main focus of Taylor-Wood's work. Beginning with the video works Travesty of a Mockery and Pent-Up in 1996, Taylor-Wood began to use professional actors. Her work since 1996 has often featured celebrity friends. Elton John was included in a large photo-work, and commissioned Taylor-Wood to make a promotional video starring Robert Downey Jr. for one of his records. In 2002, Taylor-Wood was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to make a video portrait of David Beckham sleeping.

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