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.

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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The YBAs party until their bedtime; Donald Trump learns to draw; and Richard Prince trolls the White House

7 Feb 2017
David Hockney's redesign of the Sun's masthead

David Hockney – too much in the Sun?

David Hockney’s redesign of the Sun masthead split opinions in the art world

6 Feb 2017

Bones of contention at a museum near you…

Skeletons have come out of the closet at museums in the US and UK…

3 Feb 2017
John Hurt

Remembering John Hurt and the Colony Room

The late John Hurt was a fixture on the bohemian Soho scene of Francis Bacon and the Colony Room

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

Jasper Conran’s brush with Warhol; Lucian Freud’s appetite; and Waldemar gets very cross on Twitter…

31 Jan 2017
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Snappy snaps and street art with Brooklyn Beckham

Brooklyn Beckham seems more interested in aesthetic presence than athletic prowess – with a book of his photographs imminent, and street artist chums

29 Jan 2017

Working up a sweat in the Met

Art appreciation meets cardiovascular exercise at the Met

26 Jan 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Frank Gehry’s coffee-making skills, the architecture critic named the hottest man in London, and Shia Laboeuf takes on Trump’s presidency

24 Jan 2017
Siobhan Ward's portrait of John Prescott

And the face of the City of Culture is… John Prescott!

The big hitters of Hull are out in force to promote its status as the UK’s City of Culture – John Prescott chief among them

23 Jan 2017
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The art world protests against Trump, in its own special way…

From Cindy Sherman to the Femen movement to Richard Prince, artists have been taking aim at Trump ahead of his inauguration

19 Jan 2017