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.

A anarchist rat by Banksy in Sloane Square, London.

The street artists getting bashed by bishops and bureaucrats

Invader and Bansky have stirred up authorities in Spain and the UK this week

8 Jun 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Jeremy Corbyn’s favourite painter; a night in the Rijksmuseum; a Varsity match for trainspotters

6 Jun 2017

The cats that have the art world purring

Cats are probably taking over an institution near you

2 Jun 2017

Fear not! Museums are on hand to decipher Trump’s tweets

What is the President talking about when he invokes ‘Covfefe’?

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

Tracey Emin gets bored of her peers; artists and salad; and Pamela Anderson’s favourite museum

31 May 2017

The artists’ posters and posteriors aimed at Theresa May

Posters scoffing at Theresa May’s favourite slogan have appeared across London

27 May 2017

Are artists taking the fun out of funfairs?

A fairground designed by Claudia Comte is set to be installed outside Art Basel

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

Auerbach’s lighter side; Eddie Izzard’s fear of fine art; and more tittle-tattle from around the art world

23 May 2017

The Nigel Farage commemorative plate

An artist has depicted Nigel Farage’s plane crash on a plate. UKIP says ‘Meh’.

20 May 2017

The fine art of losing elections

Hillary Clinton’s hubristic confetti and Ed Milliband’s garden sculpture

18 May 2017