Apollo’s wandering eye on the art world. Look out for regular posts taking a rakish perspective on art and museum stories. Got a story for Rakewell? Email rakewell@apollomag.com. Follow @Rakewelltweets.

Abba performing 'Waterloo’ at the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, 1974.

Thank you for the loo sick: the Abba show that conjures up a ’70s nightclub

An exhibition dedicated to Abba at the Southbank Centre recreates some gloomy rooms from the 1970s

14 Dec 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Celebs at Art Basel Miami Beach, Ai Weiwei’s problem with German, and Peter Hitchens pans his portrait

13 Dec 2017

Careless whisker: Grayson Perry’s lost cat comes home

After going AWOL for several days, Grayson Perry’s cat has been reunited with the artist. Hooray!

8 Dec 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The artistic tastes of Britain’s spies, Prince Harry’s museum dance, Damien Hirst’s shopping habits and the rest of last week’s art-world tittle-tattle

6 Dec 2017

A simple lesson for any artist: do not chain yourself to a rock

Artist Mikes Poppe has been cut from a block of marble that he chained himself to 19 days ago

1 Dec 2017

Now there’s a museum of selfies, too…

…And Rakewell hopes that Paris Hilton takes her rightful place in its display (erm, honest)

30 Nov 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Jake Gyllenhaal turns art critic, the better side of Cristiano Ronaldo and the artistic love of Yannis Varoufakis

28 Nov 2017

The burger museum facing the bulldozers

In Illinois, a nugget of fast-food heritage is set to be demolished

24 Nov 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The art of the sausage roll, Terence Conran’s childhood, and Eric Cantona’s little pen and notebook

20 Nov 2017
A sorry state: Schiele on the Underground

Why Vienna is too vulgar for the Victoria Line

Advertising posters bearing nude sketches by Egon Schiele were deemed too racy for London’s commuters

17 Nov 2017