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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

Today’s episode of Donald Trump is brought to you by the letter T

Trump isn’t having much luck with his initial: first a logo that looked too dirty for Donald, now a T monument that has burnt down suspiciously

11 Aug 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The artists providing airline security, an Olympic art blooper and looking for the Mona Lisa at the National Gallery

8 Aug 2016

Will St Petersburg vote to make David decent?

A replica of Michelangelo’s David is too much for some St Petersburg residents. They’re voting this month on whether to cover him up

7 Aug 2016

Hillary Clinton is a big sculpture fan. But how will she stomach this street art?

Clinton trumps her rival when it comes to backing the arts, but she may not be so keen on her recent appearance in a Melbourne mural

4 Aug 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A Leonardo for the nude selfie era; an art bandit on the loose in Edinburgh; and lunchtime at the Rauschenberg Foundation

1 Aug 2016

The lows and highs of Olympic art

The Games have always been accompanied by some terrible art. Can Rio buck the trend?

28 Jul 2016

The darling buds of Theresa May

The new prime minister’s rehang of 10 Downing Street will apparently see artworks replaced with quotations from her first speech in office

26 Jul 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A ‘cubist’ computer game; vegan art; and Matt Hancock gets to grips with being culture minister

25 Jul 2016

William Eggleston and the sound of silence

The great photographer proves to be a man of few words – albeit with a grin – at a National Portrait Gallery event

22 Jul 2016

‘Donaldism’ – a new art movement to give Trump the hump

There’s an enough anti-Donald work out there to dub a new artistic movement

21 Jul 2016