by: arualjd

In amongst all the wild geopolitical events, sporting excellence and that general air of turbocharged happenstance, 2012 was also a bumper year for the arts. But what actually went down?

  1. 1

    Which actor and presenter returned to the stage to play Malvolio in Twelfth Night on 11 October?

  2. 2

    Which painting became the most expensive to be sold at auction when it fetched 120m dollars (74m pounds) in a New York City auction?

  3. 3

    Which British comedian won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his leading role in One Man, Two Guvnors?

  4. 4

    The representation by which artist of the Union flag formed the arena centrepiece at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games?

  5. 5

    Benedict Cumberbatch shared the Best Actor category at the Laurence Olivier Awards with his co-star Jonny Lee Miller in the Danny Boyle adaptation of which famous work of fiction?

  6. 6

    A daring heist in October resulted in the theft of seven works of art by Picasso, Matisse and Monet from the Kunsthal Museum; which European city is the museum situated?

  7. 7

    The ArcelorMittal Orbit, the 115m high sculpture and observation platform in the London 2012 Olympic Park, was co-designed in part by which artist?

  8. 8

    Which 2003 mystery novel, featuring a 15 year old boy with behavioural difficulties, was adapted for the stage, where it enjoyed a sell out run at the National Theatre in 2012?

  9. 9

    Simon Russell Beale returned to the National Theatre to play the title role in which seldom produced Shakespeare play?

  10. 10

    Which artist joined the Order of Merit at the beginning of the year despite refusing a knighthood in 1990?

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