This week only, you can do your weekly shop at the Design Museum
For five days the South Kensington museum has reopened as a supermarket, stocked with artist-designed essentials
Ramen reason: the art of the cup noodle
A museum devoted to the instant noodle has opened in Hong Kong – but it’s not the first time that ramen has been put to creative uses
Leonardo, heart-throb of the small screen
Rakewell suspects that Leonardo would have loved the invention of film and TV, but what would he have made of Aidan Turner, aka Ross Poldark, playing him?
Did somebody say Just Art?
Yes, it’s happened – a leading art collection is now available on a food delivery app
The world’s largest painting – a backbreaking endeavour, basically
Sacha Jafri’s vast canvas may have fetched $62m, but it also landed him in hospital – and he’s not the first artist to have suffered a work-related injury
It’s deepfake karaoke, Old Master style
The latest AI tool to go viral turns still images into singing videos – so warbling Mona Lisas and disco Holbeins are taking over your social feeds
NFT mania has swept the art world – and yes, that’s the scent of tulipomania.jpeg
Christie’s just sold a Jpeg file for a staggering $69.3 million. There’ll be a saving on shipping costs, if nothing else…
How a parrot named after Edward Lear is taking flight again in Brazil
A pair of Lear’s macaws, named after the poet, painter and parrot-lover, have been released into the wild in Brazil
Bring your favourite paintings to life – with exceptionally creepy results
Thanks to deepfake technology you can make Rembrandt roll his eyes – and be creeped out by the results
Will Frasier’s dodgy art collection make a comeback?
With the sitcom set to return to our screens, Rakewell wonders if its pompous protagonist will know more about art than he used to
What’s on Oliver Dowden’s walls?
The Secretary of State for Culture has paintings by Lubaina Himid and Charles Mozley in his office – but perhaps video art is more his thing?
Some national collections may be sent to Coventry – and its old IKEA awaits them
If Coventry Council votes to buy an empty IKEA store next week, several national collections could be heading to the city
From Serena Williams to John McEnroe, the tennis stars with ace collections
Serena Williams has opened up her private art gallery to Architectural Digest – and she’s not the first tennis star to have courted the art world
Why is the Louvre auctioning off its hedges?
It’s your chance to own part of the Louvre – and spruce up your backyard with plants of impeccable provenance
Antony Gormley gets crafty
The sculptor is urging us to get creative in lockdown – and even better, he’s been channelling the late, great Tony Hart on live TV
How to gain access to the Beatles (sort of)
The original foyer doors of Abbey Road Studios are up for auction – which isn’t quite the same as owning the zebra crossing, but still
Déjà-vu – the Louvre is no stranger to heists, whether in Lupin or real life
The hit French series on Netflix sees the Paris museum’s security breached in spectacular fashion – but stealing the Mona Lisa in 1911 couldn’t have been easier
The art world is smitten with Bernie Sanders’ mittens
A meme of Bernie at the inauguration has (predictably) seen the senator popping up in everyone’s favourite paintings
Could Sex and the City’s Charlotte hack it in today’s art world?
Charlotte York-Goldenblatt stepped away from her career in the original series, but perhaps she’s ready to return to the white cube in this year’s reboot?
Location, location…location? Bridgerton takes liberties with Regency London
It is perhaps unsurprising that a show that takes such a creative approach to costume drama plays fast and loose with its locations
Neat work – on art and whisky
Whisky and museums are a few of your roving correspondent’s favourite things – and now the V&A Dundee is bringing them together
Banksy and the art of sneezing
Banksy has decorated a wall in Bristol with a sneeze – leading Rakewell to ponder the art of sneezing
The merry mania of Christmas cards
The first commercially produced Christmas card was published in 1843 – and you can have one for £5,000 or more (stamps not included)
Dark material – the Pitt Rivers Museum in fiction
A cameo in the BBC’s His Dark Materials adaptation leads Rakewell to reflect on other fictional appearances of the museum over the years
‘She changed how we encounter sculpture’ – remembering Phyllida Barlow (1944–2023)