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The nude Archimedes making trouble in Hampshire

A naked statue of Archimedes has provoked a complaint in an English village

25 Apr 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A round-up of last week’s art world tittle-tattle

25 Apr 2017
Macron à Mont-Sainte Victoire

The French presidential candidates avoiding French art

Pluralist Emmanuel Macron came under fire for saying he’s never seen any French art

21 Apr 2017

A bundle of bungles at the Museum of Failure

A museum dedicated to disastrous products and ideas is set to open in Sweden

21 Apr 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Luke Skywalker’s cereal box collection; Alex Jones’s ‘performance art’; Nice’s accidental Yves Klein art trail; and a reason to look forward to 8 June…

19 Apr 2017
Fountain (1917), Alfred Steiglitz, Published in The Blind Man (No. 2).

The art world goes potty for Duchamp’s urinal

A sprinkling of subversive celebrations to mark the centenary of Duchamp’s urinal

14 Apr 2017

Pierce Brosnan picks up the paintbrush

The former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is to exhibit his paintings in Paris

13 Apr 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Eduardo Paolozzi’s comedy moment; cooking with Georgia O’Keeffe; and at home with Klaus Biesenbach

12 Apr 2017

How street art became a hobby for posh kids

Instagram promotion, protests daubed in Latin… graffiti is starting to look like a genteel pastime

8 Apr 2017

The painful practice of cashing in on the Crucifixion

The clergy in Manchester have condemned a wheeze to sell crucifixion experiences

7 Apr 2017