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L'Eldorado (c. 1906), Walter Sickert

Take note, Patricia Cornwell. There are better ways to splash $6 million on Walter Sickert

The Sickerts that Patricia Cornwell could have bought for the $6 million she has spent ‘proving’ he was Jack the Ripper

17 Mar 2017
Rakewell's receipt

The artists who dine out on their reputation

Damien Hirst is by no means the first artist to have done a doodle for a restaurateur

16 Mar 2017
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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