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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

Found in Florence! The lost tribe of Leonardo

Rakewell likes nothing better than a good bit of amateur genealogy

17 Apr 2016
Handbags at dawn! Plans to install a statue of Margaret Thatcher have been quashed!

Mrs Thatcher’s missing handbag and the case of the disappearing duck

Rakewell ponders two statues in London that have come in for criticism because they are missing vital accessories

13 Apr 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

David Shrigley’s foam hands, Olafur Eliasson’s shaky economics and a chance to buy Andy Warhol’s studio

12 Apr 2016

Pencils, irons and used underwear: the world’s wackiest museums

Whatever your thing, says Rakewell, there’s a museum for you out there somewhere

8 Apr 2016
Zac Goldsmith isn't the only mayoral candidate to have been left floundering this week by his ignorance of the city’s museums

The museum pratfalls of London’s mayoral candidates (yep, Zac AND Sadiq)

Neither Zac Goldsmith nor Sadiq Khan seem to know a thing about the capital’s museums

5 Apr 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

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

4 Apr 2016