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.

Tintin dans le metro

Tintin takes on Asterix in the salerooms

The last major Tintin work by Hergé goes under the hammer this weekend. Can it beat Asterix’s astronomical prices?

19 Oct 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The art that floats Shaun Ryder’s boat, Donald Trump’s ‘Renoir’, Tracey Emin’s laundry, and Britney Spears’ new hobby

17 Oct 2017

A morsel of Marina Abramović

The performance artist has collaborated with Ladurée on a macaron that distils her personality (so they say)

13 Oct 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Jeremy Clarkson’s art fair, Macron’s Picasso, May’s Kahlo, and Renzo Piano’s scooter

10 Oct 2017

The Rake’s progress: Frieze special

George Osborne’s Mao moment, Peter Blake spices up his life, and more Frieze gossip

6 Oct 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Cheeky art patronage at Nando’s, Frank Gehry’s Bilbao nerves and how Julia Stiles beefed up her art history for Riviera

3 Oct 2017
Impressionistic: Vincent turns your doodles into ‘masterpieces’

Introducing Vincent van Robogogh

An AI programme developed by a Cambridge-based tech company lets you paint like Van Gogh, apparently

29 Sep 2017

A Kunsthalle for the Kardashians

The Saatchi Gallery staged a pop-up Kardashian exhibition last week. Oh dear.

28 Sep 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Tintin the fake news reporter, Michael Jackson at the NPG, and more art-world tittle-tattle

27 Sep 2017

Mrs May’s sermon from hell

Theresa May is outlining her vision for Brexit in Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Where did she get the idea?

22 Sep 2017