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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

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

9 May 2017
Ed Sheeran (2016), Colin Davidson. © Colin Davidson

Ed Sheeran has a Van Gogh moment

A portrait of the singer-songwriter has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in London

7 May 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The stunt artist who ticked all the boxes at the Met Gala

Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich pitched up at the Met Gala naked – and in a sealed box

4 May 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

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

2 May 2017
Hermann Nitsch (detail)

Beauty and the (dying) beasts

A dead bull is causing trouble in Tasmania, while Damien Hirst has been accused of mass murder (of houseflies)

28 Apr 2017

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