Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Do artists’ lives get in the way of their work?

An exhibition of Eric Gill’s art in Ditchling raises questions about how far we can separate art from life. Should biography shape our understanding of an artist’s work?

26 May 2017

The productive failures of Vito Acconci

Remembering the pioneering performance artist Vito Acconci, who died in April aged 77

22 May 2017

The real threat to Northern Ireland’s museums

Funding cuts are a danger, but it’s the more insidious changes to the structure and attitude of public sector that we should really worry about

15 May 2017
Peter Laszlo Peri's 'Sunbathers', rediscovered at the Clarendon Hotel, London, in February 2017. © Historic England

When artists fall through the cracks of history

Was it concrete or Communism that caused modernist sculptor Peter Laszlo Peri’s slide into obscurity?

11 May 2017
A New Orleans city worker wears body armour and a face covering as he measures the Jefferson Davis monument on 4 May, 2017, in New Orleans, Loiusiana. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Dismantling America’s monuments to white supremacy

Four Confederate monuments are to be removed from the streets of New Orleans, but their painful legacy endures

10 May 2017
The Fearless Girl (front) statue stands facing the 'Charging Bull' as tourists take pictures in New York on 12 April, 2017. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Why this fearless girl should stand her ground

New York’s famous ‘Charging Bull’ statue has company – and despite all the controversy, the new arrival has every right to be there

5 May 2017

Fifty years of The Velvet Underground

It tanked in 1967, but the band’s debut album, produced by Andy Warhol, was still the best pop cultural achievement of its decade

4 May 2017
Portraits of Christophe Plantin (1616) and Jan I Moretus (1613/16) by Peter Paul Rubens, Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp

‘A good business, like a family, needs a myth’

For 300 years, the Plantin-Moretus family in Antwerp ran one of Europe’s most important printing presses

3 May 2017
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Why the Israel Museum is searching for a new director… again

Weeks after Eran Neuman took up the directorship, he left. What’s going on at the Israel Museum?

1 May 2017

Boris, you owe us £37 million

The Garden Bridge Trust should be pursued for the public money it has wasted

29 Apr 2017