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Encyclopedic Geodes (2017), Damián Ortega. © Damián Ortega. Photo © White Cube (Ben Westoby)

Mashed-up encyclopaedias and dismantled watches

Plus: William Turnbull strides into the limelight, the rarely seen portraits of Gino De Dominicis, and Tim Head's paintings of packaging

1 Oct 2017
Murder of Crows, (1999), Nicola Hicks, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York; © Nicola Hicks

Sinister statues and shadowy portraits

Plus: Brice Marden’s painstaking exploration of paint and an Italian protégé of Duchamp makes his debut in London

1 Oct 2017
The main bedroom at the villa of Francesco Federico Cerruti (1922–2015)

The Cerruti Collection – from closed volume to open book

The private collection of Francesco Federico Cerruti will prove a revelation when it goes on show in Turin

30 Sep 2017
A Harlot’s Progress, (1732), William Hogarth, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016

Fallen women and philanthropic reformers

Charitable efforts to end prostitution in 18th-century London took many forms, and left behind some remarkable objects

26 Sep 2017
Self-Portrait, (detail), (1719), Juan Rodriguez Juárez, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City,

How to look at Mexican Old Masters

The painters of New Spain have been misunderstood for centuries, but their work seems to be entering the mainstream at last

Still from Interregnum (2017), Adrian Paci. Courtesy kaufmann repetto, Milan, New York, Protocinema, Istanbul, New York

The exhibitions not to miss in Istanbul

With the Istanbul Biennial comes a host of exciting satellite exhibitions around the city

20 Sep 2017
John Ashbery. © Lynn Davis

John Ashbery: poet and artist

He’ll be remembered as a wordsmith, but Ashbery was also a brilliant art critic, collector, and artist with a gift for seeing

11 Sep 2017
The Primitive World (1857), Adolphe François Pannemaker. Courtesy of TASCHEN

Dinosaurs, dioramas, and the strange world of natural history

Paleoart and dioramas are designed to depict prehistory and the natural world – but what they really reveal are our own hopes and fears

7 Sep 2017
The Fortress of Königstein from the North (around 1756–58), Bernardo Bellotto. © The National Gallery, London

Acquisitions of the month: August 2017

This month’s acquisitions include a major collection of African art, a treasure from Queen Victoria’s personal collection, and a beautiful 18th-century landscape

1 Sep 2017
David Tang, at his office in Hong Kong, 15 November 2004. SAMANTHA SIN/AFP/Getty Images

Sir David Tang (1954–2017)

Tang was well known as an entrepreneur, a socialite, and a columnist; he was also a leading art collector and patron of the arts

31 Aug 2017