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.

Victoria Beckham and the ‘Artist to the Stars’

Victoria Beckham champions street art. Just like every other celebrity under the sun…

11 Nov 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

Lil Wayne’s art collection is reportedly repossessed; Adrien Brody has an arty side; and Ed Vaizey is a Rakewell reader… Extraordinary

8 Nov 2015

Van Gogh Action Man: Officially Better than Game of Thrones

Ever wondered what Rodin’s The Thinker would look like in a sexy pose? Find out with the help of an art-historical action figure.

6 Nov 2015
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Airbnb Gets ‘Creative’

Airbnb have announced a new design project. At least, we think that’s what they mean…

5 Nov 2015
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The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

Sting moves out, Ed Vaizey flexes his muscles, Sara Cox goes potty for pottery, and George Bush has an artistic rival

1 Nov 2015
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The Halloween Horrors of the Art World

The Rake’s guide to this year’s Halloween art gossip…

30 Oct 2015
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Hans Ulrich Obrist & The Poetry of Rubbish

Mistaking art for rubbish is a grand tradition. But so is mistaking rubbish for art…

29 Oct 2015
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Star Wars: The Farce Awakens

News that a city in Ukraine has encased a statue of Vladimir Lenin inside an effigy of Darth Vader has brought much mirth to sci-fi geeks across the globe

28 Oct 2015
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Ai Weiwei vs Lego

Danish toymaker Lego has discovered it doesn’t pay to cross Ai Weiwei…

26 Oct 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

A week’s notes in gossip, scandal and absurdity

23 Oct 2015

Just who is Britain’s Greatest Living Artist?

Don’t Ask the Critics…

22 Oct 2015

The Rake’s Progress: Frieze Week in Gossip

Smoke gets in the eyes of London gallery goers, food means nothing to Jonathan Jones and further woes for Uri Geller’s spoon

17 Oct 2015

Eddie Peake and the Emperor’s New Clothes

Meet the artist who bares more than just his soul…

16 Oct 2015

The Frieze London Snooze-fest

Two tents full of art, celebrities, napping VIPs and champagne are not enough to tempt the literary man of the moment, Marlon James, to Frieze

14 Oct 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

Chris Dercon’s clubbing experience; a night to remember in Paris; and an unsavoury spoon update

9 Oct 2015

Uri Geller leaves his spoon by the Thames

‘You can take my spoon, but you’ll never bend my creative freedom!’

8 Oct 2015

Hate Renoir? Join the club

The Renoir Sucks at Painting movement pickets the MFA Boston

7 Oct 2015

Sex Hamburger Mural Sparks Censorship Scandal

Lettuce loin cloths for street artist Makatron’s sexy Big Mac mural

5 Oct 2015

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Curator: is there a Mole at the British Museum?

Who leaked the name of the British Museum’s new director to The Times?

2 Oct 2015

The Skeletal Evidence for Florence’s ‘Mona Lisa Bones’

There may be more (or indeed, less) to the discovery of the ‘Mona Lisa’ bones than meets the eye…

29 Sep 2015
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Brian Sewell & the Curious Case of the ‘Trashed’ Apollo Office

Critics insulted sculptor Ian Hamilton Finlay at their peril. But Brian Sewell wasn’t just any critic…

29 Sep 2015
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Up Close And Personal with Thomas Hart Benton

The Missouri Republican Party’s Vice Chairman writes on art – literally

21 Sep 2015
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Moscow Police: Unlikely Picasso Fans?

Recent events in Moscow suggest that Russian rozzers may be law enforcement’s answer to the Stuckists

21 Sep 2015
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Spellcheck: Darbyshire Comes To Cambridge

Poor Matthew Darbyshire, how do you make a name for yourself if nobody can actually spell your name?

18 Sep 2015