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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Eduardo Paolozzi’s comedy moment; cooking with Georgia O’Keeffe; and at home with Klaus Biesenbach

12 Apr 2017

How street art became a hobby for posh kids

Instagram promotion, protests daubed in Latin… graffiti is starting to look like a genteel pastime

8 Apr 2017

The painful practice of cashing in on the Crucifixion

The clergy in Manchester have condemned a wheeze to sell crucifixion experiences

7 Apr 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The pick of last week’s art world tittle tattle – including the best April fools

4 Apr 2017

The unlikely art of the beer bottle

How beer art went from a Gilbert & George lager bottle to museums opening their own beer gardens

1 Apr 2017

A short history of (pretty dreadful) football statuary

The Cristiano Ronaldo bust is the latest in a tradition of bad football sculptures

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

Rachel Whiteread on her publicity-hungry peers, plus the rest of the week’s art world tittle-tattle

28 Mar 2017

Shia LaBeouf waves the white flag (again)

The actor relocated his anti-Trump installation to Liverpool this week only to be hoisted by hooligans once more

24 Mar 2017

George Osborne MP. And editor. And banker. And art lover?

Perhaps George Osborne is good news for the Evening Standard’s culture pages

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

Gilbert & George RA; Giles Coren, art historian; and Mary Beard takes aim at the Vatican Museums

21 Mar 2017