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Rakewell – Apollo's roving eye on the art world

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The art of rejection (from Oxford University), James May’s Matisse moment, and the rest of the week’s art tittle-tattle

17 Jan 2017

Farewell then, Boris bus…

With the Boris bus discontinued and the Garden Bridge in doubt, the legacies of Bojo’s bromance with Thomas Heatherwick are taking their curtain call

14 Jan 2017
Rakewell – Apollo's roving eye on the art world

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

John Berger’s motorbikes; James Franco and the art of method acting; and concrete coffee, exclusive to Selfridges

9 Jan 2017

Year of the Rooster, art of the poultry yard

Joana Vasconcelos has sent a cockerel sculpture to Beijing for Chinese New Year. She’s only the latest artist to have a thing for chickens

6 Jan 2017

When Facebook nixed a naughty Neptune

Facebook recently censored a photograph of Giambologna’s Fountain of Neptune in Bologna. But did its software notice the sculpture’s naughty side?

5 Jan 2017
Rakewell – Apollo's roving eye on the art world

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The arty words of the year, a Warhol wrangle in Belgrade, and Anish Kapoor gets his hands on the ‘pinkest pink’

3 Jan 2017
Shia Labeouf

Fear not! Shia LaBeouf’s performance art is back!

Just when you thought Shia Labeouf had given up on being an artist, the actor has returned to the fray with a baffling performance in Australia

21 Dec 2016
Rakewell – Apollo's roving eye on the art world

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The sorry tale of a Roman Christmas tree; the pinkest pink and Anish Kapoor; and George Osborne’s coffee table books of choice

20 Dec 2016

Sly Stallone’s Rocky future for the arts

Is action man Sylvester Stallone about to be made Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts by President-elect Trump?

17 Dec 2016
Rakewell – Apollo's roving eye on the art world

Rake’s Progress: last week in gossip

Caravaggio and the end of capitalism; Benedict Cumberbatch in Tate’s Rauschenberg gift shop; and Alan Yentob in Calais

14 Dec 2016