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 museum that’s telling porkies to its visitors

The Museum of Lies brought weird and wonderful – but utterly spurious – exhibits to London

30 Jul 2017

The curious case of Microsoft Paint

Microsoft has reversed its decision to discontinue MS Paint, the programme that turned all of us into (very bad) Picassos

27 Jul 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Salvador Dalí’s moustache, Madonna’s hairbrush, and the rest of this week’s arty tittle-tattle

25 Jul 2017

Macron goes large for his official photo

The French president has upset local mayors by messing around with the format of his official photograph

21 Jul 2017
Salvador Dalí at the Hôtel Meurice, Paris, in 1972

Digging up Dalí (and other disinterments)

Salvador Dalí is far from the first artist to have his eternal sleep disrupted

20 Jul 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Daniel Hannan gets furious about a statue of Engels, and the rest of this week’s arty tittle-tattle

18 Jul 2017

The London museum having a whale of a time

The blue whale skeleton installed at Natural History Museum is proving as popular as Dippy the Diplodocus

14 Jul 2017

The rogue art of Sky Atlantic’s Riviera

The TV thriller Riviera unfolds after the murder of a top art collector

14 Jul 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Brooklyn Beckham’s photo nasties and the rest of last week’s art-world tittle-tattle

11 Jul 2017

How Bubbles the Chimp picked up the paintbrush

The chimp that was once Michael Jackson’s pet monkey has taken up painting in its retirement

9 Jul 2017