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.

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

We all have a Vincent in our lives, apparently…

Van Gogh lookalikes are taking over the asylum, or so it seems from Douglas Coupland’s latest project

19 Jul 2016
It seems Ed Vaizey saw the writing on the wall...

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A David Bowie body-paint competition; a 91-year-old gets to grips with conceptual art; and farewell to Ed Vaizey

18 Jul 2016

Museums are mad about Pokémon Go – literally

The British Museum seems up for some Pokémon related fun and games: Washington’s Holocaust Museum, understandably, less so…

14 Jul 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Was Lady Liberty a man? Plus a museum dedicated to Prince, and the fine art of Milton Keynes

11 Jul 2016

A rove around the Apollo summer party

Museum directors and macaroni, and what Grayson Perry’s teddy bear makes of Brexit

6 Jul 2016

The Rake’s Progress: last week in gossip

A Lancaster councillor has told museums they are ‘stuck in the past’. Plus a Game of Thrones art and Michel Houellebecq’s dead dog

4 Jul 2016

’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…

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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