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The Rake’s Progress: last week in gossip

Has Goldie outed Banksy? Did Andy Warhol get in John McEnroe’s way; and is Sean Spicer pleased with his likeness?

27 Jun 2017

The not-so-super model of Kate Moss

For £25,000, you can own a hyperreal, platinum silicone model of Kate Moss

24 Jun 2017
A menace to museums

The microbes and moths munching on your favourite artworks

Monuments and artworks are at threat from microbes – if the moths don’t get them, that is

22 Jun 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

From Brian Sewell to Justin Bieber, the best of last week’s tittle-tattle from the art world

20 Jun 2017

The fine art of avocados

Artists have always been obsessed with fruit – but avocado art might be taking things too far

18 Jun 2017

Why your sports shoes could be worth a fortune

A pair of self-lacing trainers has sold at auction for more than $50,000 dollars. Could you be standing on a fortune?

16 Jun 2017

The Louvre goes to the movies (again)

Wonder Woman now works at the Louvre… but will her curatorial credentials spare her bad reviews?

11 Jun 2017
A anarchist rat by Banksy in Sloane Square, London.

The street artists getting bashed by bishops and bureaucrats

Invader and Bansky have stirred up authorities in Spain and the UK this week

8 Jun 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Jeremy Corbyn’s favourite painter; a night in the Rijksmuseum; a Varsity match for trainspotters

6 Jun 2017

The cats that have the art world purring

Cats are probably taking over an institution near you

2 Jun 2017