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.

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn, coming to a museum near you!

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is touting himself as a tour guide at the People’s History Museum in Manchester

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

Robbie Williams’ verdict on David Hockney; Olafur Eliasson’s archery habit; and Shia Laboeuf’s art gets cancelled

14 Feb 2017
Icelandic artist Egill Sæbjörnsson with his troll friends.

How an artist is trolling the Venice Biennale

The Icelandic artist Egill Sæbjörnsson has handed over the creation of the country’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale to a brace of trolls. Really.

9 Feb 2017
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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