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.

Please keep off the art…

Visitors get too close to an Yves Klein, and an 800-year-old sarcophagus is the scene of a strange photo shoot

25 Aug 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio, meet Leonardo da Vinci…

Leonardo DiCaprio was named after the Renaissance polymath – and is now set to play him

24 Aug 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Speech recognition software needs an update in Hull, Paris Hilton picks up a paintbrush, how heavy are Damien Hirst’s bronzes, and an artist objects to ‘Broadchurch’

22 Aug 2017

Studying art history can make you famous – honest!

Studying art history can turn you into an art historian. Or it can make you famous, it turns out.

18 Aug 2017
Julian Assange: master of Bosch?

Julian Assange, master of the (dark) arts

What we learnt about Julian Assange and art from his profile in the New Yorker

17 Aug 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Jim Carrey’s paintings fail to draw a smile; Giles Coren has a moment of ecstasy in Sotheby’s restaurant; and the rest of last week’s arty tittle-tattle

15 Aug 2017

An art rogue at Vogue

John Currin seems to have come over all coy in his portrait of Jennifer Lawrence for Vogue

13 Aug 2017

Arty cats and dogs have their day on Twitter

International Cat Day clashes with Dogs in Paintings Day on Twitter. Which has really set the cat among the pigeons…

8 Aug 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Tittle-tattle and curiosities from the art and museum worlds

8 Aug 2017

Hollywood! Brooklyn! Basildon!

Brooklyn beware! Artist Susanna Briselli is trying to get a huge sign erected

4 Aug 2017