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.

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
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Where’s Weiwei?

Camera phones at the ready

16 Sep 2015
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A Waste of Energy? Tate Modern’s Solar Panels and the BP Protesters

Liberate Tate activists fail to see the sunny side

14 Sep 2015
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Planet Houellebecq Comes to the Palais de Tokyo

Anyone might get the impression he was a little self-obsessed

11 Sep 2015
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God save the Queen… from terrible artists

Graffiti artist strikes a bum note with Royal portrait

9 Sep 2015
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A.C. Grayling and ‘The Art of the CV’

A.C. Grayling University’s New College of the Humanities is turning its graduands CVs into art – which is one use for them

9 Sep 2015
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The Apollo Party and the Great Cake Pop Collection

Apollo readers know a well-curated goodie bag when they see one

4 Sep 2015
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A Towering Shame : London’s Walkie-Talkie Finally Wins An Award

Any building with the power to whip up wind tunnels and melt cars should get a prize

3 Sep 2015
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Chris Brown : A Head for the Classics

Pity the poor old Venus de Milo. Last week, she appeared in tattoo form on the back of rapper Chris Brown’s head

2 Sep 2015