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How US election art just keeps getting grosser…

First a sculpture of Hillary Clinton suckling a banker appeared in New York, and now comes Donald Trump as an ugly Renaissance baby

26 Oct 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The Madonna and Maggie Simpson; Alex Katz at H&M; the girl with the not-so-pearl earring and more

24 Oct 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Michael Gove ❤ art history; Mr. Turner’s lost masterpiece; Rod Stewart’s tour of the Royal Academy; and a topsy-turvy Matisse

18 Oct 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Educating the young ’uns at Frieze; art criticism from Donald Trump; Grayson Perry’s favourite hatchet jobs; and Middlesbrough’s #Squirrelgate

11 Oct 2016

The Rake’s progress: Frieze special

Jeff Koons goes shopping, plus other Frieze week art happenings and ironic after-parties

6 Oct 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The latest from Snoop Dogg’s painting career; plus Tate’s buttocks are too sensitive for Twitter

4 Oct 2016

Van Gogh gets a trance music soundtrack

The Van Gogh Museum is to launch a multimedia guide with DJ Armin van Buuren. The yellow house music, anyone?

3 Oct 2016

David Shrigley gives Trafalgar Square the thumbs-up

Is David Shrigley‘s fourth-plinth sculpture sincere or satirical?

30 Sep 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The portraits of 'Pricasso'; Vittorio Sgarbi takes aim at Swissair; the sartorial secrets of Simon de Pury; and John Cale's debt to art

26 Sep 2016

Remaking the Russian revolutionaries

Why is Stalin vaping and what does Karl Marx have in common with Arnold Schwarzenegger?

22 Sep 2016

Putin’s man in Chechnya embraces the new chivalry

Ramzan Kadyrov is the latest figure to embrace the 2016 armour revival

21 Sep 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Inside the YBAs’ houses; educating Trump; and a drinky art fair director

19 Sep 2016

The five key works of ‘Donaldism’ (so far)

Rakewell rounds up the best of the satirical art taking aim at Donald Trump

16 Sep 2016

The Berlin nightclub that’s all about high culture – honest!

The Berghain has been recognised as a ‘high art’ institution. Museum directors will be pleased!

15 Sep 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A flutter on the next Tate boss; Bob Dylan’s casino gates; and the strange case of the missing Antony Gormley sculpture

12 Sep 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The Corens who do and don’t do art; Serpentine art speak; and is Banksy a trip hop legend?

7 Sep 2016

The Holbein hand that hacked off Facebook

A Holbein study of Erasmus’s hand led to one user being suspended from Facebook – and he thinks there are ‘dark forces’ at work

1 Sep 2016

Jilly Cooper’s bizarre attack on Grayson Perry

The novelist has taken aim at Grayson Perry in an interview – but does she have any idea what she’s talking about?

31 Aug 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Boozing with Ragnar Kjartansson; kittiwakes at the BM; and techno Tillmans

30 Aug 2016

Kara Walker’s best dance moves and other musical moments…

It’s been a month of pop/art collaborations, including Frank Ocean’s foray into art publishing, and Madonna’s tempting invitation to Art Basel Miami

25 Aug 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Marina Abramovic is apologetic, a very loose definition of ’Persian’, and Berlin’s pedestrians scandalise Ai Weiwei

24 Aug 2016

The ghostbusters heading to a museum near you

Ghosthunters have been fishing for phantoms in a Lincolnshire museum – the latest in a long tradition of haunted museums

18 Aug 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Grayson Perry, restaurant critic, plus the rest of this week’s art world gossip

16 Aug 2016

Jumpin’ Jack flash photography – and more Rolling Stones art

Bill Wyman’s photographs are about to go on show in London – and quite right, as the Stones have long had a love for the London gallery scene

12 Aug 2016