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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
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How Ivanka Trump’s art collection turned on her

Ivanka Trump’s love of contemporary art and artists has led to a backlash from artists and curators

12 Mar 2017
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The inky links between Ed Sheeran and Damien Hirst

A bromance is blossoming between Damien Hirst and the popstar Ed Sheeran

12 Mar 2017
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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