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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Smashing (Kusama) pumpkins; the pop star and the painter; and at home with Maggi Hambling

6 Mar 2017
The McDonald's branch in Marino, Lazio

McDonald’s has opened its first ‘museum-restaurant’. Honest!

The McDonald’s branch where you can now visit an archaeological site while you nibble your McNuggets

4 Mar 2017
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Meet Donald Trump’s artistic entourage

The second lady is a vocal advocate of art therapy and an art historian has joined the National Security Council

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

The artist living inside a boulder in Paris; the portrait of Tony Blair that nobody wants; and the art publisher boosted by the Oscars

28 Feb 2017
Bolivian president Evo Morales

I hereby dedicate this new museum to… myself!

The Bolivian president Evo Morales has opened a museum dedicated to – who else? – himself

22 Feb 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The artist who wants you to ‘thump a Trump’; Winston Churchill’s ET moment; plus the rest of last week’s art-world gossip

21 Feb 2017
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Henry Moore takes to the catwalk

The new Burberry collection has taken inspiration from the work of Henry Moore…

17 Feb 2017

Jeremy Corbyn, coming to a museum near you!

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is touting himself as a tour guide at the People’s History Museum in Manchester

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

Robbie Williams’ verdict on David Hockney; Olafur Eliasson’s archery habit; and Shia Laboeuf’s art gets cancelled

14 Feb 2017
Icelandic artist Egill Sæbjörnsson with his troll friends.

How an artist is trolling the Venice Biennale

The Icelandic artist Egill Sæbjörnsson has handed over the creation of the country’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale to a brace of trolls. Really.

9 Feb 2017