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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The pick of last week’s art world tittle tattle – including the best April fools

4 Apr 2017

The unlikely art of the beer bottle

How beer art went from a Gilbert & George lager bottle to museums opening their own beer gardens

1 Apr 2017

A short history of (pretty dreadful) football statuary

The Cristiano Ronaldo bust is the latest in a tradition of bad football sculptures

31 Mar 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Rachel Whiteread on her publicity-hungry peers, plus the rest of the week’s art world tittle-tattle

28 Mar 2017

Shia LaBeouf waves the white flag (again)

The actor relocated his anti-Trump installation to Liverpool this week only to be hoisted by hooligans once more

24 Mar 2017

George Osborne MP. And editor. And banker. And art lover?

Perhaps George Osborne is good news for the Evening Standard’s culture pages

23 Mar 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Gilbert & George RA; Giles Coren, art historian; and Mary Beard takes aim at the Vatican Museums

21 Mar 2017
L'Eldorado (c. 1906), Walter Sickert

Take note, Patricia Cornwell. There are better ways to splash $6 million on Walter Sickert

The Sickerts that Patricia Cornwell could have bought for the $6 million she has spent ‘proving’ he was Jack the Ripper

17 Mar 2017
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The artists who dine out on their reputation

Damien Hirst is by no means the first artist to have done a doodle for a restaurateur

16 Mar 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Howard Hodgkin’s acute eye for beach towels, plus Jack White and De Stijl

14 Mar 2017