Some of the stories, debates and discussions we’ve spotted this week
Tributes to Barrie Cooke
Tributes have been paid to the Irish artist Barrie Cooke after his death in Co Carlow on Tuesday
From contemporary art to the academy
The critic and broadcaster Tim Marlow is leaving White Cube to become the Royal Academy’s first director of art programmes.
The estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat have filed a suit against Christie’s over reproductions in their sales catalogue.
The Fall of Pompeii
Calls have been made for urgent maintenance work at Pompeii after heavy rains cause damage to the ancient site
The Guggenheim UK?
Boris Johnson is trying to tempt the Guggenheim to East London
The artist as critic
‘You would expect a music critic to be able to read music, yet too many contemporary art critics cannot read a painting or a sculpture’ – Andrew Lambirth on making and writing about art.
Franco in the refrigerator
‘The amazing thing about Merino’s dictator art is not that he does it but that people will come out of the woodwork to take offence at a satire on someone like Franco.’ – Jonathan Jones
Window to the past
Ever wondered what Google Street View would have looked like in the Georgian era?