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.

The burger museum facing the bulldozers

In Illinois, a nugget of fast-food heritage is set to be demolished

24 Nov 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The art of the sausage roll, Terence Conran’s childhood, and Eric Cantona’s little pen and notebook

20 Nov 2017
A sorry state: Schiele on the Underground

Why Vienna is too vulgar for the Victoria Line

Advertising posters bearing nude sketches by Egon Schiele were deemed too racy for London’s commuters

17 Nov 2017

A potty fundraising campaigning in Salisbury

Visitors to the Salisbury Museum will be privy to a new fundraising campaign from ‘World Toilet Day’

17 Nov 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Big bucks for a Britney Spears painting, Van Gogh’s grasshopper, and absinthe at the National Gallery

16 Nov 2017
Knot the nine o'clock news: Jon Snow

Tied up at the Design Museum with Jon Snow

Jon Snow’s jazzy neckwear has a display of its own at the Design Museum in London

9 Nov 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Cindy Sherman spurns selfies and Tracey Emin takes aim at Theresa May

7 Nov 2017
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The fine art of Russian hacking

…And who ‘hacked’ the State Tretyakov Gallery’s Twitter account last week?

6 Nov 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Minnesota merchandise, Barbara Kruger on the metro, and John Humphry’s porridge

2 Nov 2017

California chills out at the Museum of Ice Cream

Pop-up ‘museums of ice cream’ are a hit in California – but some locals are giving them the cold shoulder

31 Oct 2017

Donald Trump, the (almost) blue-chip artist

For the second time this year, a doodle by Donald has fetched thousands of dollars at auction

27 Oct 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A trashy installation in Aspen, Bath on Botox, and Prince’s dancing shoes at the V&A

25 Oct 2017

Just in time for Halloween, the latest diabolical daub!

An apparently innocuous painting is terrifying the good folk of the Midlands

20 Oct 2017
Tintin dans le metro

Tintin takes on Asterix in the salerooms

The last major Tintin work by Hergé goes under the hammer this weekend. Can it beat Asterix’s astronomical prices?

19 Oct 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The art that floats Shaun Ryder’s boat, Donald Trump’s ‘Renoir’, Tracey Emin’s laundry, and Britney Spears’ new hobby

17 Oct 2017

A morsel of Marina Abramović

The performance artist has collaborated with Ladurée on a macaron that distils her personality (so they say)

13 Oct 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Jeremy Clarkson’s art fair, Macron’s Picasso, May’s Kahlo, and Renzo Piano’s scooter

10 Oct 2017

The Rake’s progress: Frieze special

George Osborne’s Mao moment, Peter Blake spices up his life, and more Frieze gossip

6 Oct 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Cheeky art patronage at Nando’s, Frank Gehry’s Bilbao nerves and how Julia Stiles beefed up her art history for Riviera

3 Oct 2017
Impressionistic: Vincent turns your doodles into ‘masterpieces’

Introducing Vincent van Robogogh

An AI programme developed by a Cambridge-based tech company lets you paint like Van Gogh, apparently

29 Sep 2017

A Kunsthalle for the Kardashians

The Saatchi Gallery staged a pop-up Kardashian exhibition last week. Oh dear.

28 Sep 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Tintin the fake news reporter, Michael Jackson at the NPG, and more art-world tittle-tattle

27 Sep 2017

Mrs May’s sermon from hell

Theresa May is outlining her vision for Brexit in Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Where did she get the idea?

22 Sep 2017
Trigger warning: not all Muscovites are crazy about Kalashnikov

The monument that has Muscovites staring down the barrel

A statue of the inventor of the Kalashnikov assault rifle has been erected in Moscow

21 Sep 2017