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.

’90s nostalgia is everywhere – and it’s coming for the art world next

Frieze will be turning its hand to exhibition reenactment this year

30 Jun 2016

How are British artists bearing up? Not too well, it seems…

Introducing Rakewell, Apollo’s wandering eye on the art world. Look out for regular posts taking a rakish perspective on art…

28 Jun 2016

The art world unites against Brexit, in its own way

As the EU referendum arrives, Rakewell rounds up the art world response – which includes some wacky works

23 Jun 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Lionel Richie, artist’s muse, plus the Tate’s retail adventure

20 Jun 2016

More than a game? The art of Euro 2016

Florian Nicolle’s ESPN posters for Euro 2016 leave Rakewell to ponder national characteristics

16 Jun 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Chipperfield’s grand anti-Brexit gesture falls flat; Marc Quinn pledges his services to orchids; and Picasso washes up on the beach

14 Jun 2016

Monkey business comes to Art Basel

Guests at the art fair’s private view on Monday are in for a wild night…

13 Jun 2016

The submerged city that turns out to be, erm, a load of guff

Archaeologists inform a Greek hotel owner that he has not in fact discovered an Atlantean wonder off a Greek island

8 Jun 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

An unsightly selfie statue, Lego gets taken to pieces, and trouble at the Jack the Ripper Museum

6 Jun 2016

A home for street art…in museums and shopping malls

Street art is coming in from the cold in museums and commercial developments. It’s official – graffiti has become institutional.

6 Jun 2016

It’s culture vs the UK culture secretary in the Great British Brexit Debate

Artists and cultural figures have declared themselves for the ‘In’ campaign. Must make for some tricky meetings with the culture secretary…

31 May 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A prank ‘artwork’ at SFMOMA, and art thieves caught on camera in Madrid

30 May 2016

Coronation Street joins the northern renaissance

A Coronation Street character is heading to art school. What’s next, the Turner Prize?

26 May 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Victoria Beckham gets the Venus de Milo treatment; what Dubya’s family think of his painting; and the Pont des Arts minus the padlocks

23 May 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Sainsbury’s bid to employ an artist (for free); love in the Tate Modern carpark; and Fearne Cotton’s art for the apiarists

16 May 2016

Gun sculpture silenced in trigger-happy Texas

A university museum in Houston has removed a revolver from an artwork critical of Texan gun culture – and Rakewell is baffled by the decision

12 May 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The high-school pottery that fooled an antiques expert, Darth Vader hits the museums, and an artist who has removed his nipples in, erm, the name of art

10 May 2016
Damien Hirst's Pharmacy 2

Pills, thrills and (musical) bellyaches: lunch, the Damien Hirst way

Rakewell enjoys lunches Damien Hirst’s new Pharmacy 2 restaurant – if only the waiters would provide earplugs to drown out the ’90s soundtrack

4 May 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Art slides and crazy golf in London, and Giacometti’s Jezza phase

3 May 2016

William and Kate’s taste for the Old Masters

Introducing Rakewell, Apollo’s wandering eye on the art world. Look out for regular posts taking a rakish perspective on art…

28 Apr 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Italian scientists claim art is a stress buster, while the staff of a London gallery have been told to put their feet up. Rakewell has his doubts…

24 Apr 2016

The spirit of the Renaissance, via YouTube

Introducing Rakewell, Apollo’s wandering eye on the art world. Look out for regular posts taking a rakish perspective on art…

21 Apr 2016

Has Tate Modern secretly switched directors?

Introducing Rakewell, Apollo’s wandering eye on the art world. Look out for regular posts taking a rakish perspective on art…

18 Apr 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The garden bridge gets hijacked on Twitter. Plus, how Damien Hirst like his fish cooked (clue: he’s fussy)

18 Apr 2016