Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (Breonna! Breonna!) (detail; 2020), Jennifer Packer. Private collection.

Jennifer Packer’s paintings pack a punch at the Serpentine

The artist’s powerful canvases are full of detail but never shy away from the bigger picture

11 Jan 2021
Marilyn Diptych (1962), Andy Warhol. Tate, London.

New ways of seeing Andy Warhol

As an exhibition at the Whitney proves, there’s far more to the Pop art superstar than Marilyn and soup cans

4 Dec 2018
Blue Water Lilies, Claude Monet

How Monet’s water lilies took root across the pond

The French painter’s late style influenced a generation of American Abstract Expressionists

17 Jul 2018
Irving and Lucy Sandler. Image courtesy Lauren Grosskopf

Remembering Irving Sandler, the ‘sweeper-up after artists’

The critic, who has died at the age of 92, will be remembered as someone who wanted to be in the thick of it

14 Jun 2018
The Painting Table (1954), Jane Freilicher.

How Jane Freilicher found beauty in the everyday

Freilicher’s paintings are full of flowers, self-portraits and interiors – and manage to be traditional and radical at the same time

23 May 2018
'Water', Charles Sheeler

The making of modern America

Masterpieces of American modernism cross the pond for the very first time

27 Apr 2018
James Rosenquist in his studio with source materials, 1966

The art of advertising

A museum retrospective charts James Rosenquist’s journey from billboard painter to Pop art pioneer

18 Jan 2018
Bunker 2 (detail; 2017), Doug Ashford. Still from digital film. Courtesy the artist and Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam

The battle for Picasso’s mind

An exhibition in Berlin explores how both sides in the Cold War tried to turn artists into ideological weapons

3 Jan 2018
Between the Clock and the Bed (1981), Jasper Johns.

The rich repetitions of Jasper Johns

The Royal Academy’s Jasper Johns show captures the complexities of his deceptively simple art

23 Nov 2017
John Ashbery. © Lynn Davis

John Ashbery: poet and artist

He’ll be remembered as a wordsmith, but Ashbery was also a brilliant art critic, collector, and artist with a gift for seeing

11 Sep 2017