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Snappy snaps and street art with Brooklyn Beckham

Brooklyn Beckham seems more interested in aesthetic presence than athletic prowess – with a book of his photographs imminent, and street artist chums

29 Jan 2017

Working up a sweat in the Met

Art appreciation meets cardiovascular exercise at the Met

26 Jan 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Frank Gehry’s coffee-making skills, the architecture critic named the hottest man in London, and Shia Laboeuf takes on Trump’s presidency

24 Jan 2017
Siobhan Ward's portrait of John Prescott

And the face of the City of Culture is… John Prescott!

The big hitters of Hull are out in force to promote its status as the UK’s City of Culture – John Prescott chief among them

23 Jan 2017
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The art world protests against Trump, in its own special way…

From Cindy Sherman to the Femen movement to Richard Prince, artists have been taking aim at Trump ahead of his inauguration

19 Jan 2017
Rakewell – Apollo's roving eye on the art world

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The art of rejection (from Oxford University), James May’s Matisse moment, and the rest of the week’s art tittle-tattle

17 Jan 2017

Farewell then, Boris bus…

With the Boris bus discontinued and the Garden Bridge in doubt, the legacies of Bojo’s bromance with Thomas Heatherwick are taking their curtain call

14 Jan 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

John Berger’s motorbikes; James Franco and the art of method acting; and concrete coffee, exclusive to Selfridges

9 Jan 2017

Year of the Rooster, art of the poultry yard

Joana Vasconcelos has sent a cockerel sculpture to Beijing for Chinese New Year. She’s only the latest artist to have a thing for chickens

6 Jan 2017

When Facebook nixed a naughty Neptune

Facebook recently censored a photograph of Giambologna’s Fountain of Neptune in Bologna. But did its software notice the sculpture’s naughty side?

5 Jan 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The arty words of the year, a Warhol wrangle in Belgrade, and Anish Kapoor gets his hands on the ‘pinkest pink’

3 Jan 2017
Shia Labeouf

Fear not! Shia LaBeouf’s performance art is back!

Just when you thought Shia Labeouf had given up on being an artist, the actor has returned to the fray with a baffling performance in Australia

21 Dec 2016
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The sorry tale of a Roman Christmas tree; the pinkest pink and Anish Kapoor; and George Osborne’s coffee table books of choice

20 Dec 2016

Sly Stallone’s Rocky future for the arts

Is action man Sylvester Stallone about to be made Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts by President-elect Trump?

17 Dec 2016
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Rake’s Progress: last week in gossip

Caravaggio and the end of capitalism; Benedict Cumberbatch in Tate’s Rauschenberg gift shop; and Alan Yentob in Calais

14 Dec 2016

Meet your new chairman, the Prince of Darkness

Peter Mandelson has been appointed chairman of trustees at the Design Museum, the week after he lent his support to a replica of the Titanic…

8 Dec 2016

Rake’s Progress: last week in gossip

Nigel Farage compares himself to Picasso; Jerry Saltz hates dogs; and P Diddy goes shopping in Miami

6 Dec 2016

Michael Gove’s tirade against the Turner Prize

Michael Gove hits out at contemporary art with some angry hashtags. Luckily the former culture minister was on hand to fight its corner…

6 Dec 2016

Madonna and madness in Miami Beach

The art of celebrity comes to Miami Beach once more – and Rakewell is on hand to help you tell your James Corden from your James Franco

1 Dec 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Philip Hammond upsets the Janeites; Paolozzi’s Piscator in search of an owner; and how Boris Johnson ended up as a bumblebee

29 Nov 2016

The Mona Lisa dials a takeaway pizza

Paintings by Michelangelo, Leonardo and Caravaggio have been infiltrated with pizza slices in the name of pizza delivery.

26 Nov 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Having a laugh with Bob Rauschenberg; the man who would be Van Gogh; and rock’n’roll stories from Johnny Marr and Sean Lennon

22 Nov 2016

The football museum that is FIFA’s latest failure

FIFA shelled out millions on the new World Football Museum but it still looks set to attract fewer visitors this year than a Cristiano Ronaldo-themed museum

21 Nov 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The Bullingdon comes to the block; beauty and the beast of brutalism; a disaster in Lisbon; and an avian seance in a London gallery

17 Nov 2016