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.

Trigger warning: not all Muscovites are crazy about Kalashnikov

The monument that has Muscovites staring down the barrel

A statue of the inventor of the Kalashnikov assault rifle has been erected in Moscow

21 Sep 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A Twitter tussle between two London museums, gallery doppelgangers, and Howard Hodgkin’s taste in television

20 Sep 2017

Why the Museum of London is going down the drain

A vast ‘fatberg’ is obstructing the sewers of East London – and the Museum of London wants to get hold of a piece

17 Sep 2017
Absolute belter: Rijksmuseum highlights in the Schipol baggage hall

The beauty of baggage reclaim

The Rijksmueum has reopened its gallery at Schipol airport – and there’s a special treat in the baggage hall to mark the occasion

15 Sep 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

David Hockney and Clement Greenberg’s daughter, Ernest Hemingway’s cats, and DIY discussions at Tate Britain

13 Sep 2017

The artists buttering up Justin Trudeau

Canada’s prime minister has been immortalised in butter, while a Kiwi artist has chosen a rather less tasteful medium for his political statuary

7 Sep 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The latest tittle-tattle from the art and museum worlds

5 Sep 2017

The wacky waxworks of Boston

A wax museum in Boston has been widely ridiculed – just look at their effigies of the Royal Family!

1 Sep 2017
Eric Cantona

Ooh aah Museum Cantona!

The French footballer-cum-actor has his heart set on opening a museum in Sardinia

1 Sep 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Stefan Simchowitz at the movies, silly-season sightings of Jeff Koons, and billboards to beguile Banksy

30 Aug 2017