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

Supermarket Sweep at the British Museum, Cardsharps for contemporary Italy, and the sweet smell of sea travel

30 May 2018

A peace bargain to tempt all coin collectors

The North Korean peace summit may be off, but you can still get hold of a commemorative coin

25 May 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Pugin at the royal wedding, P. Diddy in the saleroom, and Maggi Hambling’s advice on clearing a gallery

22 May 2018

Has the British Museum scored an own goal with Mo Salah’s football boots?

The British Museum has acquired a pair of Mo Salah’s football boots. Not everybody’s happy…

20 May 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Antony Gormley’s wardrobe, a slating for the Serpentine restaurant, and resistance to Rachel Whiteread in Yorkshire

17 May 2018

Why a museum in London is getting creative with Campari

The Estorick Collection in north London is to stage an exhibition of Campari posters. Salute!

13 May 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Kanye West tries out architecture, the naked truth about museums, and meatball modernism

9 May 2018

James Joyce via the medium of contemporary dance

The Irish writer’s surprising dance-world connections, from a duet in a silent film to Michael Flatley’s Riverdance

2 May 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Andy Murray picks up the paintbrush, truth and lies with Ai Weiwei, and the dawn of the Museum of Pizza

1 May 2018

David Bowie – from station to (metro) station to museum restaurant

From Buckinghamshire to Brooklyn, David Bowie is being commemorated in surprising ways across the globe

1 May 2018

Pyjama arty? Artist accuses Old Navy of pilfering her pooch designs

The LA-based artist Lili Chin has accused Old Navy of stealing her work for a line of pyjamas

27 Apr 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Lots of leather from Russell Crowe, Nigel Farage in the museum, and Kanye West gets art historical

26 Apr 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Rose Wylie’s high heels, Thaddaeus Ropac shares a beer with Joseph Beuys, and a design collaboration for Kanye West

17 Apr 2018

Calling all hipsters! Book now for the museum of avocados!

Another hipster museum is opening in California – and this one is all about avocados

16 Apr 2018

The spirit of ’68 – alive and kicking in Nanterre

At Nanterre University, students have taken against street art commemorating the riots of 1968

15 Apr 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The tiny head of Yuri Gagarin, Richard Rogers gets hit with an umbrella, and the rest of last week’s arty tittle-tattle

11 Apr 2018

The world’s first sausage dog museum – not as mad as it sounds

A museum dedicated to dachshunds has opened in Germany

8 Apr 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The barbs of Francis Bacon, an auction of VIP hotel doors, and an artistic slanging match between Chicago and Houston

3 Apr 2018

John Baldessari gets the greatest accolade of them all – a guest turn on The Simpsons

Baldessari is the latest star to appear in The Simpsons – in a flashback scene with cub reporter Marge Simpson

2 Apr 2018

Steve Bannon – the strangest exhibition subject ever?

You read it right – an exhibition on Steve Bannon, that Renaissance man of the Alt-Right, is about to open in Rotterdam

31 Mar 2018
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

When Henry Moore gave Barbara Hepworth the cold shoulder, plus the rest of last week’s arty tittle tattle

27 Mar 2018
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Take the second exit to Narnia…

A rascal artist has doctored road signs in Oxfordshire to give directions to Narnia and Neverland

23 Mar 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Bowie in Buckinghamshire, peeling off in Paris, and Lucian Freud on Prince Charles’s watercolours

20 Mar 2018

A bigger gnash: when Dennis the Menace met David Hockney

Comic strips are getting an artistic makeover – with Beano characters meeting Pop art in London

18 Mar 2018