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A history of Kanye Western art

Kanye West thinks he’s Picasso or Michelangelo – but Rakewell is not so sure

17 Feb 2016

The museum of Cornish pasties and a peek inside Vincent’s bedroom

The Cornish pasty museum and now booking: Van Gogh’s bedroom on Airbnb

14 Feb 2016

The YBA demolition jobs causing a sensation near you

Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst are building and burrowing in London – but at what cost, asks Rakewell

9 Feb 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Not-so-radical street art and the Cerne Abbas giant censored at the Palace of Westminster

7 Feb 2016
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Arks and car parks at the Creation Museum

Spare a thought for the poor souls at the Creation Museum, says Rakewell, whose ambitions are being held up by red tape

5 Feb 2016
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Situation terminal: can an artist improve Manchester Airport?

Rakewell ponders why an airport would install an artist in residence

3 Feb 2016
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The Rake’s Progress: The Week in Gossip

The return of the fig leaf, Thomas Heatherwick’s selective statistics, and a museum director in the postroom

29 Jan 2016
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Italy tucks away its assets to avoid Iranian blushes

Italian PM Matteo Renzi likes to boast about his country’s cultural heritage – until the Iranian president visits, that is…

27 Jan 2016
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The Rake’s Progress: Last Week in Gossip

Harry Styles turns to painting, the new British Museum director’s penchant for Prince, and why Arts Council initiatives sound like second-rate action films

25 Jan 2016
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The curious incident of the dog on Gormley’s coastline

British sculptor Antony Gormley has a furry new fan

22 Jan 2016