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A potty fundraising campaigning in Salisbury

Visitors to the Salisbury Museum will be privy to a new fundraising campaign from ‘World Toilet Day’

17 Nov 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Big bucks for a Britney Spears painting, Van Gogh’s grasshopper, and absinthe at the National Gallery

16 Nov 2017
Knot the nine o'clock news: Jon Snow

Tied up at the Design Museum with Jon Snow

Jon Snow’s jazzy neckwear has a display of its own at the Design Museum in London

9 Nov 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Cindy Sherman spurns selfies and Tracey Emin takes aim at Theresa May

7 Nov 2017
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The fine art of Russian hacking

…And who ‘hacked’ the State Tretyakov Gallery’s Twitter account last week?

6 Nov 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Minnesota merchandise, Barbara Kruger on the metro, and John Humphry’s porridge

2 Nov 2017

California chills out at the Museum of Ice Cream

Pop-up ‘museums of ice cream’ are a hit in California – but some locals are giving them the cold shoulder

31 Oct 2017

Donald Trump, the (almost) blue-chip artist

For the second time this year, a doodle by Donald has fetched thousands of dollars at auction

27 Oct 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A trashy installation in Aspen, Bath on Botox, and Prince’s dancing shoes at the V&A

25 Oct 2017

Just in time for Halloween, the latest diabolical daub!

An apparently innocuous painting is terrifying the good folk of the Midlands

20 Oct 2017