Phrygian cap or pussy hat? The mascot for the 2024 Paris Olympics seems to be making a bid for freedom
The breaking of a plaque to commemorate Howard Carter in Luxor isn’t a wholly inappropriate way to mark the centenary of his great discovery
The sale of masterpieces at Christie’s shattered records – but has it really changed the art market?
Selling a misattributed work was a ‘prank’, according to André Heller – which leads Rakewell to reflect on the real classics of the genre
They are symbols of great change, but Rakewell finds pleasing continuities in the new Charles III coins
Thomas Blaikie pens a paean to the new emperor’s clothes
She has been outlasted by a lettuce – but could the Iceberg Lady take comfort from a pear-shaped French king?
Despite allowing a few celebrity sightings, the preview day of Frieze London felt more like the tube during rush hour than an exclusive experience for art collectors
The British prime minister has brought her knack for careful diplomacy to the Parthenon marbles row
A picture-book of the lucky mutts of ‘high-flying creatives’ is just what we all need
Rakewell takes umbrage with the idea that the Hollywood superstar’s sculptures are to be taken seriously as art
Given J.R.R. Tolkien’s apparent attitude to cultural property, the British Museum made an interesting venue for ‘The Rings of Power’ launch party
It is impossible not to be glued to the ongoing protests of environmental activists in the world’s leading museums
May the actor’s upcoming role as the successful Chicago architect Daniel H. Burnham be more promising than his previous skirmishes with the profession
Does Hauser & Wirth’s purchase of a favourite haunt of the YBAs spell the end of an altogether more riotous era?
The students at Imperial College London are objecting to the sculptor’s ‘phallic’ new sculpture, proving that an outsize reputation isn’t everything
The pop star’s latest album contains fewer treats for art-history buffs than its title promises – but Rakewell is too busy dancing to care
Bringing the European bison to Kent is intended to do wonders for the woodland, but Rakewell can’t help wondering if art needs rewilding too
First a man in a Maserati, then the hurling of a scooter – and now a spat between fashion houses. What on earth has got into everyone?
In the light of Boris Johnson’s resignation, Rakewell examines a leaked invoice supposedly detailing the exquisite interiors of Number 10
Leaders of the alliance’s member countries have a lot on their minds at the moment, but there was still time to look pensive in front of Old Master paintings at this week’s summit
Recent industrial action by railworkers in the United Kingdom has got Rakewell thinking about the difference between men and marionettes
Rakewell despairs at the recent announcement that K-pop sensation BTS are taking a hiatus. Is this really the end?
Rakewell wonders whether Apollo readers can corroborate the recent and rather bewildering claim that the British sculptor has been stealing his neighbour’s bins