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.

Why angry letters are flying about in North Korea

The DPRK has released a series of stamps taking aim American targets

7 Jul 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Maria Balshaw’s matching socks – and the rest of the week’s art world tittle-tattle

4 Jul 2017

The art of group sauna sessions

What links a trip to the sauna and some of the UK’s leading art institutions?

30 Jun 2017

The rocky art of international relations

A public art installation in Albania has just been condemned by the Greek government

29 Jun 2017

The Rake’s Progress: last week in gossip

Has Goldie outed Banksy? Did Andy Warhol get in John McEnroe’s way; and is Sean Spicer pleased with his likeness?

27 Jun 2017

The not-so-super model of Kate Moss

For £25,000, you can own a hyperreal, platinum silicone model of Kate Moss

24 Jun 2017
A menace to museums

The microbes and moths munching on your favourite artworks

Monuments and artworks are at threat from microbes – if the moths don’t get them, that is

22 Jun 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

From Brian Sewell to Justin Bieber, the best of last week’s tittle-tattle from the art world

20 Jun 2017

The fine art of avocados

Artists have always been obsessed with fruit – but avocado art might be taking things too far

18 Jun 2017

Why your sports shoes could be worth a fortune

A pair of self-lacing trainers has sold at auction for more than $50,000 dollars. Could you be standing on a fortune?

16 Jun 2017